Annual Review 2015/16

Thursday 5th January 2017

Nottingham Playhouse today published its annual review for 201516. Over the financial year Nottingham Playhouse achieved some notable successes and extraordinary achievements, not only in terms of its productions, but finances, audience numbers and community engagement. Achievements included:


• We had a 22% increase in first time attendees to Nottingham Playhouse productions
• We took £1,733,660 at our Box Office
• Issued 121,000 tickets
• We sold almost 1,900 ‘pay what you can’ tickets


• Over 1,000 people attended one of our workshops
• 6,500 people took part in one of our participation sessions
• We worked with 430 young people during our ‘Schools Massive’ project, introducing many young people to the stage for the first time

Nottingham Playhouse productions hit the road too and reached a diverse range of audiences across the UK, including, Beautiful Thing, Tony’s Last Tape, 1984, The Rubenstein Kiss, Wave and All the Little Lights.

Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive of Nottingham Playhouse said: “We’re immensely proud of our impact on the theatre sector as a whole: locally, nationally and internationally. But it’s our work with local young people, often young people in need; that has really set Nottingham Playhouse apart in this review. That work is essential, effective and at the core of what Nottingham Playhouse stands for.”

Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse said: “Once again we have been fortunate enough to work with remarkable artists and brilliant partners to ensure that we can make some of the finest theatre in the country that both entertains and challenges our audiences. But what stands out for me in this review is the diverse range of work we have commissioned and produced, from new plays such as Any Means Necessary and Tony’s Last Tape to classics such as The Duchess Of Malfi and A Skull In Connemara. Long may it continue.”

Caroline Shutter, Chair of Nottingham Playhouse said: “I am immensely proud of the impact Nottingham Playhouse has on the city, not only in terms of producing great artistic work, but the revenue it brings to Nottingham and our communities. In 2015/16 we took £1,733,660 at the Box Office and issued over 121,000 tickets, some which were donated to schools and charities, giving people who don’t ordinarily come to the Playhouse a chance to do so.”

You can view the Annual Review 2015/16 in the online reader below, or download a copy here.