Coming Back to Theatre Report

What makes an ideal trip to the theatre? What are audiences looking for when they return to venues for the first time? What can theatres and staff do to give audiences the best experience while restrictions remain in place?
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Coming Back to Theatre: Prioritising the Audience Experience

Indigo Ltd and pointOne present this report from a piece of joint cultural audience sentiment research, looking at what the most important things will be for cultural audiences when they return to venues. 
The Coming Back to Theatre survey was conducted in March 2021 and gathered 4,000 responses from cultural attendees at eight venues within the UK. 

The report outlines the practical and technical measures organisations can put in place to ensure audiences have a brilliant first experience back at the theatre.

This report is aimed at those responsible for the audience experience including Operations Directors, Box Office Managers and Front of House teams. 

About Indigo Ltd 

Indigo Ltd provides smart, sensible and practical consultancy for the cultural sector. Over the last year, Indigo Ltd has led a series of national research projects, tracking cultural audience sentiment during Covid-19 through large-scale audience surveys – including After the Interval, Act 2 and the ongoing Culture Restart Toolkit – which have gathered over 300,000 responses to date.

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