NewsArts & Culture / December 11, 2017

Indianapolis Symphony Sees Record Ticket Sales For 5th Year

Pixabay/public domain

Pixabay/public domain

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra says it had record ticket sales for the fifth straight year while bouncing back from an operating deficit a year ago.

Symphony officials say its 181 performances during the 2016-17 season had a total concert attendance of about 295,000 people. Ticket sale revenue jumped 21 percent to $10.7 million, with stronger sales for its Christmas season shows and summer outdoor concerts at Conner Prairie in Fishers.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports the symphony had a $27,000 budget surplus after an operating loss of about $560,000 for 2015-16.

That was the symphony's first deficit since operating in the red for five straight years before it made big spending cuts following a 2012 lockout of musicians during which five weekends of performances were canceled.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.



Related News

Songwriter Katherine Nagy Returned To Art -- With Inspiration From Her Family
Hoosier Artists To Participate In National Artists Sunday Event
New Series Encouraging Conversations On Diversity, Inclusion, Equity And Liberation