Annual Report - Shaw Festival Theatre

Patrick Galligan and Catherine McGregor backstage
Annual Report

Fast Facts

2015 Total Operating Budget
$31.5 million
Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue (ticket sales): 62%
Fundraising: 25%
Government grants: 8%
Other revenues: 5%
Attendance for the 2015 Season: 232,671
66% of our audience came from Canada
33% of our audience came from the United States
1% of our audience came from overseas

Shaw Festival Company
About 600 employees at the height of the season, including 65 actors

Seats
1690 seats in four theatres:
856 in the Festival Theatre
327 in the Court House Theatre
313 in the Royal George Theatre
194 in the Studio Theatre

Ticket Prices
Ticket prices for students are $25 and Platinum seating on a summer weekend starts from $117. There are many ways of saving on ticket prices, from Super Sundays to preview tickets to $30 tickets for patrons under the age of 30.

Economic Impact
The Shaw Festival contributed $75.4 million locally and $106.6 million to Ontario’s economy in 2010. Shaw Festival visitors spent over $42.8 million on regional accommodations, dining, winery visits and other tourism-related experiences.

Shaw Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report is available here.

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