Sanderson Centre Activity and Attendance 

The Sanderson Centre saw a growth last season in events from rentals, presented and commercial shows in 2018 – 2019. The number of patrons that were welcomed to the theatre for ticketed events decreased slightly while season programming showed an increase in percentage of capacity from 51% to 56%. 

The Sanderson Centre was active for 190 days in the year since our previous season launch in June 2018. In that time, the theatre hosted or presented 153 events. This included nine dance competitions over 25 days from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019; thirteen recitals and four 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. This year we have added Conestoga College’s convocation too.  

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 58,000 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 490. 

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