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Movie attendance fell 6% in 2017. Meanwhile, ticket prices hit a record

Movie attendance in the United States and Canada fell even more than expected in 2017, as the average ticket price hit a record high, according to new data from the National Assn. of Theatre Owners. The number of tickets sold was 1.24 billion, down 6% from 2016, the trade group said Wednesday....

Average Movie Ticket Price In 2017 Hit New All-Time High

The National Association of Theatre Owners have released 2017’s official average ticket price which is $8.97, up close to 4% over 2016’s $8.65 and a new record high. NATO’s ticket price is an average of all theater price points including...Show More Summary

Could A Scheme Cooked Up For Cricket Coverage Work For Covering The Arts?

Despite the surge in peer-to-peer recommendation via social media, research by the National Theatre demonstrates that reviews by paid critics are still a key driver of ticket sales. If each network review persuaded its readers to buy as few as five £20 tickets for that show between them, an additional £75,000 would flow into theatre’s […]

A thoughtful dramatisation of life in the Calais “Jungle”

last weekArts : Prospero

IT IS a rare play that starts before you’ve even walked into the theatre—but so it is with “The Jungle”. Every audience member is pre-assigned a “country” for the night, a section of the auditorium that corresponds to a nationality of the migrants cooped up at the camp in Calais waiting to make the perilous dash to Britain.

India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

Top court had previously ordered theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instill "patriotism".

What's The Food Like At The National Theatre's New Dinner Show?

Oops, the restaurant critic sent to review the on-stage edibles got distracted by the show, Network (an adaptation of the '70s movie): The food "barely registers. It’s something dark on a plate. Food? Who cares about that? I’m too busy gawping at the kinetic fury of one of the US’s greatest actors playing not just […]

The National Theatre Explores Storytelling + More London Actor Events This Week

Back at work? Only two weeks into 2018 and it may already seem like it’s been months?? Beat the January blues by getting tres cultural with our fun-filled list of fabulous things to do in the city this week. Learn how to better express...Show More Summary

90 percent of UK arts chiefs fear hard Brexit

A survey of 50 UK arts administrators finds that all but four believe that any impingement on freedom of movement after Britain leaves the EU will devastate their sector. Paul Roseby, head of the National Youth Theatre said: ‘Brexit is a clear act of self harm, and is scaring our future growth and creative planning.’ Read […]

London is seriously jinxed by the Scottish play

If you think the Met had problems with Tosca, stand by for broken legs in Macbeth. Both the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company have new productions of the Shakespeare play opening one week after the other in March. Before March is out, the Royal Opera will revive its Phyllida Lloyd production of Verdi’s […]

If Digital Life Is Getting You Down, Get To A Live Theatre Show, Fast

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Playwright Ayad Akhtar: "I am not hopeful about where we are as a nation — as a species (if I can be so presumptuous). I’m not hopeful, because I am increasingly of the mind that even my hope is being monetized. That which is most enduring, most noble, most human about me — my urge […]

Stephen Albert of Court Theatre has died at 66

Stephen J. Albert, the executive director of Court Theatre in Hyde Park, a nationally respected non-profit theater executive and a man of creative passion and evangelical energy, died Friday night at the age of 66. The announcement of Albert's death was made Saturday by Charles Newell, the artistic...

Will Memphis Become The Home Of A National Black Theatre Museum?

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

It's just an idea right now... an idea with a building, and a lot of support, attached. "Four black theater organizations have pledged support, and have expressed interest in moving their institutions to the new Memphis museum. These include the Baltimore-based Black Theatre Commons, Washington, D.C.–based August Wilson Society, St. Paul, Minnesota–based Black Theatre […]

Prank: A Pair Breaks In And Spends The Night In London't National Theatre

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"In the video, YouTube troublemaker Ally Law and another male are seen walking on lighting rigs and climbing up inside the Olivier Theatre's flytower. At one stage they are approached by a security guard, who leaves them alone when they claim to be rehearsing."

Saudi Arabia: NATO Members Have “Extensive Plans” For Kingdom’s Cinemas

The National Association of Theatre Owners has offered its praise to Saudi Arabia after the kingdom confirmed earlier today it would lift a 35-year ban on public cinemas. NATO also revealed that a delegation from the association ledShow More Summary

What to see, hear and do this week, December 7–13

FILM Follies. The National Theatre in London broadcasts its first-ever production of Stephen Sondheim’s 1971 musical about the Ziegfield Follies dancers as they gather on the stage of the Weismann Theatre the evening before it’s to be demolished. December 10–12. Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema. Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. The Center for Puppetry Arts screens Jim...

Nonfiction: Dramatic Reading: A Memoir by the Director of ‘The History Boys’

In “Balancing Acts,” Nicholas Hytner remembers his time at the National Theatre in London.

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