Funding Boost For English Theatre Has Improved Everything But Audience Size

“The more than £100 million of extra public cash that has been invested by the government in English theatre since 2002 has resulted in a ‘confident and energised’ sector, creating ‘innovative’ and ‘risk-taking’ work with higher production values, while employing more staff and paying better wages, but has failed to increase audience numbers across the country.”

Source: The Stage (UK) 07/29/09