The demand for theatre in the
Farnham area remains high and is
increasing year on year. The vast majority of people prefer professional theatre but where
such a theatre does not exist then people seek out local productions or start up
their own theatre companies.
In 2009 The Society of London's Theatre report
There were over 14 Million attendances - in London
Actual revenue was over 1/2 billion at £504,765,690 -
In 2007 in the UK, the overall economic impact of UK theatre was estimated at £2.6
Billion annually - from a subsidy of £120 million this paid back £100
Million in VAT.
Brighter Future: The case for investing in subsidised theatre, Equity, 2007
From this report FTA concludes that it costs the Government £20 Million to raise the cultural benefit of
live theatre across the UK -
equal to 33p per person which in turn added £43.33p per person to the economy
- benefitting every person in
FTA are not seeking a subsidised theatre. The people of Farnham donated
equivalent of £2.5 Million for the Redgrave - we'd
pleased to see it replaced or put back in operation as it was when Waverley
took it away from Farnham.