We are delighted to announce that, for the first time in the venue’s history, The Studio has recorded 5000 ticket sales in a single year.
“This is a simply incredible achievement” Sean Ridley, Studio Manager, said. “When we started this year, we genuinely weren’t sure how things would pan out. We were still in the midst of postponements and changes right up to the wire, with some shows still reprogramming themselves right up until February time. So to have smashed a record and then hit such a huge milestone is a testament to how hard the whole team has worked over the course of this year.”
Sean – who joined towards the end of 2019 – still remains the only full time member of staff at the venue, balancing school facilities lettings alongside his goal of making the theatre a fully viable venue again.
“I’m nothing without the team around me, the crew are all casual workers – yes – but there’s a lot of volunteering happening too, and everyone cares about the space so much we all tend to go more than the extra mile. It’s superb to have such a dedicated team.”
The Studio also has a crew of Student Technicians, ranging from Years 9-11 who also assist with daytime events as well as weekend productions.
“We want to give the students who are interested a real world experience working within theatre, and the entirety of the casual crew we have all came through the ranks just like our Student Techies have. The crews we’ve got coming through the ranks are sublime. We’re so proud of them, and we’ve found the next back stage stars of the future.”
Everyone at The Studio would like to thank everyone for all the fantastic support of our lovely little venue, and we look forward to welcoming you back as we wrap up this year’s programme, and look ahead to 2022/23.
Every ticket and purchase at the bar goes straight back into The Petersfield School and helps towards enhancing the unrivalled student experience we at TPS strive to deliver. Your support matters!