London theatres break records in ’07

London theatres break records in '07West End theatre tickets proved more popular than ever last year as the London theatre scene broke attendance records.

According to a report from the Society of London Theatre (SOLT), theatre attendances exceeded 13 million for the first time.

Box office takings were also on the up and reached a total of £469.9 million.

The major musicals were among the most popular shows, with two-thirds of all theatre tickets sold allocated to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease.

A number of shows that opened late in 2006 also performed well, such as Spamalot, Wicked and The Sound of Music.

SOLT commercial manager Paul James said: "The story this year is of a vibrant sector. I think we are set fair for an excellent year."

There were a total of 17,455 theatre performances in London last year, which were enjoyed by average audiences of 781 people per show.

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