Shaw Festival Theatre Annual Report - Shaw Festival Theatre

Annual Report

Fast Facts

2017 Total Operating Budget
With a total operating budget of $30 million/year, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s top 5 not-for-profit theatres and Canada’s second largest theatre company.

Our Revenue Sources
Earned revenue (ticket sales): 60%
Fundraising: 30%
Government grants: 8%
Other revenues: 2%
Attendance for the 2017 Season: approximately 250,000
65% of our audience came from Canada
34% of our audience came from the United States
1% of our audience came from overseas

Shaw Festival Company
About 500+ employees at the height of the season, including 60+ actors

Seats
856 in the Festival Theatre
306 in the Royal George Theatre
250 – 300 in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Court House Theatre – varies by season

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 is Niagara’s largest cultural charity and contributes $200+ million to Ontario’s cultural and tourism economy, leveraging $7 in local and regional spend for every dollar spent at the theatre. Shaw Festival visitors spend over $60 million each year on regional accommodations, dining, winery visits and other tourism-related experiences.

Shaw Festival Theatre Financial Statements 2016
Shaw Festival Endowment Foundation Financial Statements 2016

Shaw Festival Theatre Financial Statements 2015
Shaw Festival Endowment Foundation Financial Statements 2015

Shaw Annual Report

The 2017 Annual Report is available here.

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