UK orchestras’ earned income is up 23%main
The Association of British Oerchestra has produced a positive set of statistics showing that UK orchs have increased their income from ticket sales and tours by almost a quarter since the last survey in 2016. The total amount earned is £68.9 million.
(This does not include the BBC orchestras, who operate in a false economy.)
There is a downside to this upturn, however, and it can be found by breaking down the touring revenues.
Income from all overseas tours was £14.4 million. Of this £8.4 million was earned in EU countries.
That market will dry up from next month as the UK leaves the EU.
You can read the report here.