Media Release

Sanderson Centre activity and attendance grow


The Sanderson Centre saw a growth last season in events from rentals, presented and commercial shows in the 2015 – 2016.  The number of patrons that were welcomed to the theatre for ticketed events increased 31% and non-ticketed events decreased by 30%. 

The Sanderson Centre was active for 202 days in the year since our previous season launch in June 2015. In that time, the theatre hosted or presented 125 events.  This included nine dance competitions over 25 days from July 1, 2015 until June 30, 2016; sixteen recitals and two showcases; four Brantford Symphony Orchestra concerts; four Brantford Music Club concerts and six Brantford Downtown Jazz Concerts. 

School events continued including student variety shows and art exhibitions, educational performances, graduations as well as public meetings, conferences and fundraising events.

Nipissing and Laurier Brantford graduations filled the downtown streets once again.

All these events were in addition to a full season of Sanderson Centre presents programming and three on stage murder mystery dinners.

The theatre also hosted many private functions such as weddings and wedding photos, receptions and corporate bookings.  
Over 44,000 patrons were welcomed to ticketed events at the Centre with an estimated 29,000 visitors attended non-ticketed events.  The Sanderson Centre volunteer hours exceeded 889 and welcomed 72 commercial coaches with our community partners into the community.

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For further information about these statistics, please contact Liz Oden at (519) 752-9910 extension 5022