Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) have topped Stage 100 for the fourth year running!
The trade paper annually ranks theatres and this year ATG share top spot with the National Theatre.
ATG is the largest operator of UK theatres with 39 venues including Brighton’s Theatre Royal. It has co-productions overseas and sold over 10 million tickets last year.
ATG, founded in 1992 by by joint chief executives Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire, own Brighton’s Theatre Royal which hosted Rocky Horror Show over Christmas impressively drawing audiences of over 15,000.
Howard Pintersaid; ” Rosemary and I are both humbled and delighted that The Stage continues to recognise that ATG is a great British success story,which brings music and creative brilliance to countless audiences around the globe.We have just celebrated our 20th anniversary, and the diversity, depth and breadth of what ATG does is, in many ways, unparalleled. 2012 was a historic year for the UK, in particular London, and we were delighted to play a small part and make our own contribution. We would like to congratulate the National Theatre, with whom we are honoured to share this distinction, on their success.”
In 2012 Theatre Royal Brighton Productions was launched with the aim to deliver the highest quality theatre opening in Brighton before touring nationwide. The first two, Dandy Dick and Blue/Orange won great acclaim.
The theatre reopened the Gallery Bar with its excellent view of Pavilion Gardens, and carried out other repairs to this 200 year old building.