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Record ticket sales at Palace Theatre

Mansfield's flagship theatre has enjoyed its best annual ticket sales since 2005.

Mansfield Palace Theatre is delighted to announce a record breaking year in terms of ticket sales. 

The Leeming Street entertainment venue has welcomed its biggest crowds in over a decade, with more than 100,000 visitors seeing a show in the last year. From April 2016 - March 2017, attendances increased by 12% against the same period the year before, rocketing by almost 11,000 additional seats sold.

Mansfield Palace Theatre has played host to several high-profile events over the last year including world premieres of new shows (Steve Steinman's Iconic), modern interpretations of classic stories (Oddsocks Theatre Company's The Jungle Book), and household names such as TV's Pasha Kovalev, Chris Ramsey and David Starkey - not forgetting Peppa Pig and The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Award winning West End shows (The Simon and Garfunkel Story) and renowned companies such as Northern Ballet have graced the Palace stage, as have many original artistes including Tony Christie, The Rubettes, Kate Rusby and The Bay City Rollers, each one enhancing the variety of events offered, with something to suit all ages and tastes.

Mansfield Palace Theatre's Cultural Services Manager Andrew Tucker said: "Breaking the sales record is an amazing tribute to the fantastic talent that has performed on our stage in the last twelve months. I find it very exciting that we are attracting some of the UK's most acclaimed companies, showbiz names and events, which, in turn, has drawn lots of new audiences through our doors."

Mike Robinson, Director for Economic Growth, said: "I am very proud to say that not only has Mansfield Palace Theatre staged many more shows in the last year, but the average attendance has increased to 73%. This is a great credit to the loyalty and dedication of both its customers and staff. Why don't you come and see why the seats have been selling so fast?"

Customer feedback regularly praises the theatre's staff, quality of the facilities available and the variety of shows on offer, with recent comments including the following: 

  • Corinna Anthoney: "Love this theatre. Have done for many years. Love the small intimate size. Good view wherever you sit. Staff always friendly and willing to help. Love it and will frequent it many times and for many years to come. Keep up the good work. Always a joy to visit."
  • Julie Goodall: "It's the first time I've been to this theatre and I was very impressed. We took my 3 year old granddaughter and we all loved it. The theatre was lovely and the staff were really helpful. We all had a great view and you could hear everything really well. We would definitely go again."

With a packed Spring/Summer season already underway, customers are advised to book early to ensure they get seats for the shows they wish to see. Highlights include Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (10-11 May), An Audience with Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe (1 June) and Showaddywaddy in Concert (23 June). Full details of shows on sale can be found on the theatre website or you can follow them on social media by searching 'Mansfield Palace Theatre' for all the latest news and competitions.

This year's festive feast, Jack and the Beanstalk (2 December - 7 January) promises to scale new heights with 62 performances of the pantomime scheduled to cope with rising demand. A pay now save now offer is in place until 26 August with tickets discounted by £1.00 each.

Exciting plans are underway to continue developing audiences at Mansfield Palace Theatre into the next 12 months and beyond. This includes launching a new website, which they will be requesting volunteers to take part in focus groups. Look out for details coming soon if this is something you'd like to get involved in.

To find out what's coming up at Mansfield Palace Theatre, contact the Box Office on 01623 633133 or view events online at Be the first to hear about new shows on sale and competitions by interacting with them on social media or subscribing to our e-newsletters.

Press release issued by the Palace Theatre

Published on 19 April 2017

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