Slipping Ticket Sales At Glaggow Theatre Has Arts Council Asking Questions

When the success of your theatre is based on how many tickets you sold, it can be bad when attendance declines. Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre has a new director, and ticket sales are down 4,000 over the previous season. So now the Scottish Arts Council is “eyeing falling audience figures at Glasgow’s Citizens’ Theatre, amid concerns over whether the company is delivering value for money.” The Citizen receives an arts council grant of £910,000 a year, more than any other theatre in Scotland. It pulls in another £425,000 from Glasgow City Council.