RSC celebrates record year

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced record results for the past year at its annual general meeting in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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RSC promises to support local theatres amid cuts

The Royal Shakespeare Company has promised to support local theatres in the face of ongoing funding cuts.

As the company celebrates a record year, directors at the RSC said they would do what they could to keep the theatre alive.

It comes as the RSC reported a record year for income, despite another drop in funding from Arts Council England, which fell by a further £0.8m to £16.6m.

The regional theatres we work with across the country face more immediate challenges and we will continue to collaborate with and support them where we can.

Great regional theatre is crucial, not just to local audiences, but to the success of the national companies and the West End and we must do all we can to make the case for its future wellbeing.

– Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director

The RSC in numbers: what made 2012 a record year?

  • 1,459 performances of 25 productions
  • 1.5 million people worldwide experienced the RSC in actio
  • 420 actors worked and trained with the RSC during the year
  • Increased the amount of self-generated income to 73 per cent
  • Total income increased by 30 per cent to £62.6m
  • Box office earnings increased by 75 per cent
  • Fundraising income increased by 28 per cent
  • 403,000 young people and teachers took part in the RSC’s Learning and Performance Network

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Record year for the Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced record results for the past year at its annual general meeting in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The company's annual turnover topped £62million during the 2012/13 financial year, while Box Office earnings increased by a whopping 75 per cent, to £31.6m.

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Credit: David Jones/PA

In total, 1.5m people watched an RSC production, with 1,459 performances of 25 shows performed around the world.

The company's success comes despite another drop in funding from Arts Council England, which fell by a further £0.8m to £16.6m.

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