You know when you get appraised at work and scored on your performance? Well, I've done the same for the theatres Poly and I have 'friends' memberships for.
Essentially these schemes are ways of theatres raising money and in return, you get perks like priority booking.
Return on 'investment'?
We have memberships at the theatres we visit the most, which means we also buy a lot of tickets, so I wanted to work out what the return on our 'investment' is.
Are we getting bangs for our theatre bucks in terms of enjoyment, after all, you don't go to the theatre to be bored or miserable?
Plays get scored
Throughout the year I score everything I see out of a hundred (yes I'm one of those 'spreadsheet' people). It helps with my end of year review and means I can work out an average score for each theatre.
So this is how they all performed in 2018:
- Donmar Warehouse 79.4% (5 plays)
- Almeida Theatre 77.5% (4 plays)
- Young Vic 69% (3 plays)
- National Theatre 64% (11 plays)
- Bridge Theatre 58.75% (4 plays)
The Donmar had a cracking year with productions like The York Realist and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
The membership is up for renewal in the summer so we'll see how it does in the first half of the year...