Media Release

Sanderson Centre activity and attendance 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      June 22, 2017

The Sanderson Centre saw a growth last season in events from rentals, presented and commercial shows in the 2016 – 2017. The number of patrons that were welcomed to the theatre for ticketed events increased 11%. 

The Sanderson Centre was active for 187 days in the year since our previous season launch in July 2016.  In that time, the theatre hosted or presented 162 events.  This included nine dance competitions over 29 days from July 1, 2016 until June 30, 2017; fourteen recitals and three showcases; three 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. The theatre also hosted many private functions such as weddings and wedding photos, receptions and corporate bookings.  Over 49,000 patrons were welcomed to ticketed events at the Centre with an estimated 23,000 visitors attended non-ticketed events and the Sanderson Centre volunteer hours exceeded 73.

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