Projects & Reports

Click on the name of a BTC project below to read more.

Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution Project


British Theatre Repertoire 2013 Project

The Spirit of Theatre Project

Writ Large

  • In 2008, BTC was commissioned by the Arts Council to carry out research into the effectiveness of their new writing policies over the previous decade, in the larger building-based theatre companies. Our report reveals that:

    47% of the repertoire consists of work that involves new writing in some form


    The box office performance of new plays was consistently in the 60-70% range, peaking at 68% in 2007-8

  • 9 out of 10 tickets for new plays were for plays in main houses
  • A quarter of all performances of new plays were in theatres seating 500 or more

Press coverage of the ‘Writ Large’ report includes:

The full report can be read HERE.