The theatre manager of one of the Fylde coast’s premier entertainment venues has hailed a successful year of shows and productions.
Under Mark Alexander’s leadership, Lowther Pavilion in Lytham has seen a 29 per cent increase in ticket sales, from 36,500 in 2012/13 to 47,300 in 2013/14, while ticket receipt value has increased from £434,000 to £557,000, a 28 per cent rise.
It was also revealed the pavilion had generated more than £800,000 in income during the past financial year.
In a report to Fylde Council, as part of the Lowther Gardens Trust, Mr Alexander said the attraction of big names had helped the Lowther Terrace-based venue’s success.
He added: “We are now well established on the no 1 comedy circuit as a try-out venue.
“Names who have appeared here or are booked include John Bishop, Omid Djalili, Ruby Wax, Dave Spikey and Milton Jones.
“The Trust has delivered the services at the Lowther within budget, has improved the buildings and continued the renewal of assets that are beyond repair.”