These figures pay testament to the quality, vibrancy and enduring popularity of the London stage, which, despite a difficult economic climate, continues to pull in the crowds thanks to the world-class entertainment on offer and inclusive pricing structures.
With the combined box office advance sales also reaching new heights in December, we are looking forward to another year of success stories for our theatres in 2014.
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