Facts and figures

Facts and Figures

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Box Office Data Report

Our annual publication The Box Office Data Report provides detailed information on attendances and audience trends for the previous year, including seasonal variations.

 

Key findings of The Box Office Data Report 2017

  • 2017 highlights:

    • ·Attendances of 15,094,573 (up 5.35% compared to 2016)
    • ·Gross revenue of £705,006,928, (up9.35% compared to2016)
    • ·Average ticket price paid £46.71
    • ·Sales generatedVATreceipts for the Treasury of £117,501,155
    • ·77.5% of available seats filled (up 0.8% compared to 2016)

 Longest-running shows in West End History

  1. Les Miserables (running since 1985) – over 13,549 performances
  2. The Phantom of the Opera (running since 1986) – over 13,215 performances
  3. Blood Brothers (1988 production, now closed) – 10,013 performances
  4. Cats (1981 production, now closed) – 8949 performances
  5. Mamma Mia! (running since 1999) – over 8080 performances
  6. The Lion King (running since 1999) – over 7844 performances
  7. Starlight Express (1984 production, now closed) – 7406 performances
  8. Chicago (1997 revival, now closed) – 6187 performances
  9. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (1989 production, now closed) – 5140 performances
  10. Wicked (running since 2006) – over 4964 performances
  11. We Will Rock You (2002 production, now closed) – 4659 performances
  12. Billy Elliot The Musical (2005 production, now closed) – 4566 performances
  13. Miss Saigon (1989 production, now closed) – 4264 performances
  14. Thriller Live (running since 2009) – over 3956 performances
  15. Jersey Boys (2008 production, now closed) – 3787 performances
  16. Jesus Christ Superstar (1972 production, now closed) – 3357 performances
  17. Me and My Girl (1985 revival, now closed) – 3303 performances
  18. Evita (1978 production, now closed) – 2900 performances
  19. Matilda The Musical (running since 2011) – over 2812 performances
  20. Oliver! (1960 production, now closed) – 2618 performances

Information supplied to Society of London Theatre, correct as of 9 July 2018.

  1. The Mousetrap (running since 1952) – over 27,408 performances
  2. Les Miserables (running since 1985) – over 13,549 performances
  3. The Phantom of the Opera (running since 1986) – over 13,215 performances
  4. The Woman in Black (running since 1989) – over 11,912 performances
  5. Blood Brothers (1988 production, now closed) – 10,013 performances
  6. Cats (1981 production, now closed) – 8949 performances
  7. Mamma Mia! (running since 1999) – over 8080 performances
  8. The Lion King (running since 1999) – over 7844 performances
  9. Starlight Express (1984 production, now closed) – 7406 performances
  10. No Sex Please, We’re British (1971 production, now closed) – 6761 performances
  11. Stomp (2002 production, now closed) – 6512 performances
  12. Chicago (1997 revival, now closed) – 6187 performances
  13. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (1989 production, now closed) – 5140 performances
  14. Wicked (running since 2006) – over 4964 performances
  15. We Will Rock You (2002 production, now closed) – 4659 performances
  16. Billy Elliot The Musical (2005 production, now closed) – 4566 performances
  17. The Black and White Minstrel Show (1962 production, now closed) – 4344 performances
  18. Miss Saigon (1989 production, now closed) – 4264 performances
  19. Thriller Live (running since 2009) – over 3956 performances
  20. Jersey Boys (2008 production, now closed) – 3787 performances

Information supplied to Society of London Theatre, correct as of 9 July 2018.

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