Friday, 20 March 2015

ENO Annual Review 2013/14

The English National Opera published its Annual Review this week. Surprise! Contrary to expectations, it's in the black!  Just. The year 2013/14 ended with an an unrestricted surplus of £208,000 following box office income of £9,684,000 across 117 performances (2012/13 = £9,678,000 across 132 performances). This represents a box office uplift of 11.4% per performance, and an increase in audience numbers of 11%. Download the annual review here  (It's not a line by line account)

A quick summary :
  • Average audience capacity for ENO productions was 75% in the 2,358 seat London Coliseum
  • 117 performances of 13 ENO productions, 8 new and 5 revivals, including 1 world premiere, 1 UK premiere and 3 operas by living composers (Sunken Garden, The Perfect American, Satyagraha)
  • 201,361 audience members saw an ENO production at the London Coliseum or at the Barbican, with 70,000 attending for the first time
  • 173,102 audience members saw an ENO production at one of our international co-producing partners. 11 productions opened around the world in 7 countries
  • 302 performances of ENO shows took place in London and around the world 
  • ENO is the world’s leading co-producer, having now worked with more than 35 opera companies and festivals globally
  • ENO Screen was launched in February 2014 with the live broadcast of Peter Grimes. This screening was attended by over 15,000 audience members around the UK and Ireland and is the highest grossing UK screening ever of an opera by a British composer
  • 88% of singers and conductors were British born, trained or resident
  • A third of our tickets across the year were available for £30 or under, with prices starting at £5
  • Over 57,000 tickets to an ENO performance sold at £25 or less
  • 24,000 members of Access All Arias – a scheme for students and under-30s which offers significant ticket discounts. 2,833 Access All Arias tickets were purchased during 13/14 financial year
  • Secret Seats was launched in 13/14 financial year - at least 50 seats available at every performance for £20 (sometimes situated in top price areas of the house). 4,441 Secret Seats were purchased
  • 2,000 tickets were sold to Opera Undressed – a special scheme aimed at new opera-goers. 35% of attendees have returned to another production since coming to an Opera Undressed event
  • 411,235 audience members attended one of 235 performances at the London Coliseum
  • As well as ENO productions, the London Coliseum welcomed 13 visiting companies and productions and hosted the British Fashion Awards for the first time in December 2013
  • 15 exceptionally talented British singers received bespoke training and development through ENO Harewood Artists
  • 3,874 young people from 23 London State schools participated in ENO Opera Squad
  • Over 1.8 million unique visitors to our website – representing year-on-year growth of 40%
  • 93% growth in our Twitter followers, 65% growth in Facebook page likes
  • Three productions broadcast on BBC Radio 3, reaching over 450,000 listeners

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