Figures show district’s love for theatre

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Record breaking audiences from villages in Aylesbury Vale enjoyed theatre on their doorsteps as part of Bucks’ Theatre in the Villages programme.

The rural touring scheme – which is subsidised by Aylesbury Vale, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils – encourages local promoters to stage professional theatre shows across the county.

Newly released figures show record-breaking audiences. Around 2,750 tickets were sold for 43 village performances between September and December, compared to 1,740 tickets for 32 shows the year before – an increase of almost 60 per cent.

The scheme enables communities to benefit directly from sales of refreshments and raffle tickets. They also receive a small percentage of any profits from the shows.

Communities interested in hosting an event in the 2013 programme should call 01296 585206 or email