Tickets and attendance up for St. Louis Symphony in 2015-16

Posted on: July 28, 2016

“St. Louis Symphony officials said Wednesday the orchestra saw significant increases in both attendance and ticket revenue during its just-ended 2015-2016 season, including record results in both figures for its Live at Powell Hall non-classical series,” writes Diana Barr in Wednesday’s (7/27) St. Louis Business Journal (Missouri). “Total ticket sales for all performances reached $6.87 million, up 3.8 percent compared with last season. Even though there are three fewer concerts this year, attendance rose more than 1 percent to 190,817, officials said. Two of the symphony’s education concerts were canceled this season due to inclement weather…. Attendance for the Live at Powell Hall concerts, featuring presentation, movies, musical tributes and other events, rose 9.5 percent with 47,577 tickets sold, driving revenue of nearly $2.1 million, a 15 percent increase from last season. Those were the highest figures since the concerts began in 2010, officials said. ‘I am heartened by these figures because they show distinctly that more people are coming to the St. Louis Symphony to hear this fantastic orchestra perform a wide variety of music, as well as to enjoy the amenities we provide our patrons,’ St. Louis Symphony President and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard said.”

Posted July 28, 2016