MORRISTOWN, NJ - Pollstar Magazine has ranked the attendance for mid sized theatre venues for the first half of 2015. The Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) ranked 38th in the world for attendance.
The data indicates that 87, 030 tickets were sold for ticketed events at MPAC from January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2015, (this doesn't include performances by the NJSO which does their own ticketing, free events or non-paid ticketed education-related events).
MPAC's 38th place worldwide ranking places it second in attendance for venues based in New Jersey in the report, behind only New Jersey Performing Arts Center. New Jersey Performing Arts Center ranked highest in the state in the overall Billboard rankings, coming in 22nd. Count Basie ranked 40th. State Theater of New Brunswick finished at 42nd, and Bergen PAC at 82nd.
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MPAC's seating capacity is 1,302 with sold out performances in the first half of 2015 include performances by Carol Burnett, Don Rickles, Vince Gill, Daughtry, Dancing with the Stars Live, Peter Frampton and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
The entire list can be viewed here: http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/Charts2015/2015MidYearWorldwideTicketSalesTop100TheatreVenues.pdf
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2015-2016 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.