§ 45. Mr. Eastham
asked the Minister for the Arts what records are maintained by the Office of Arts and Libraries for theatre audiences.
§ 72. Mr. Pendry
asked the Minister for the Arts what records are maintained by the Office of Arts and Libraries on theatre audiences.
§ Mr. Luce
The Arts Council maintains records of attendances at subsidised theatres, and has just published figures for 1985–86, which show audiences of 5.6 million, an increase of 4 per cent. over 1984–85. The Society of West End Theatre publishes figures for its membership: over 10 million tickets have been sold in each of the last two years.
§ 55. Mrs. Clwyd
asked the Minister for the Arts whether he will set up a study of the audiences for theatre.