“The success of Worthing Theatres will help the Borough fulfil the cultural needs of its communities and also support inward investment,” says a new report
Showing a £6,000,000 contribution to local economy, the economic report by destination consultancy Blue Sail says Worthing Theatres is doing a good job attracting both spending into the borough but also retaining consumers within the borough who might otherwise go elsewhere.
The report highlights:
••Total income for 2015/17 was £3.5m including ticket sales, catering and merchandise
•• Direct impact on the economy is estimated to be £6m based on spend of customers, local purchasing and staff spending.
•• More than £3m a year spent in restaurants, shops, hospitality and travel by theatre-goers from outside Worthing
••More than half (53 per cent) of those attending live with in the borough or Adur district keeping cultural spend local.
••The report identifies a renaissance at Worthing Theatres based on a more diverse programme which has led feedback survey satisfaction scores to rise from 3.9 per cent in 2015 to 4.3 in 2017.
Read more, here: www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr18-048.html