Media Release - Sanderson Centre activity and attendance


The Sanderson Centre saw a growth last season in events from rentals, presented and commercial shows in the 2017 – 2018.  The number of patrons that were welcomed to the theatre for ticketed events increased 14%. 

The Sanderson Centre was active for 193 days in the year since our previous season launch in June 2017.  In that time, the theatre hosted or presented 155 events.  This included ten dance competitions over 34 days from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018; 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.  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, film shoots and corporate bookings.  

Over 65,000 patrons were welcomed to ticketed events at the Centre with an estimated 20,500 visitors attended non-ticketed events and the Sanderson Centre volunteer hours exceeded 498.

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