Rocky Horrow Show draws record audiences to Theatre Royal Brighton

Graham Robson January 5, 2016

Rocky Horror Show exceeds previous Christmas sales records for Theatre Royal with 50% of audience being first time visitors to the theatre.


Theatre Royal Brighton is celebrating the most successful Christmas season in its recent history, with Rocky Horror Show, which ran at the Theatre over the Christmas and New Year period, selling almost 16,500 tickets during the two-week run.

The show attracted 90% capacity audiences, with well over half of ticket purchasers being first time attenders at the Theatre.


This is the fifth successive year that Theatre Royal Brighton has staged a hit West End musical over the Christmas period, with many people travelling from across the region to enjoy an alternative to the more traditional pantomime.

The cast included X Factor’s Diana Vickers, Paul Cattermole, former S Club 7 band member, former Emmerdale actor Ben Freeman, Liam Tamne, well-known from his appearance in The Voice and comedian Steve Punt as narrator.

The show achieved rave press reviews and the production will now set out on a year-long tour of the UK.

To read the Gscene review, click here:

John Baldock
John Baldock

John Baldock, General Manager, Theatre Royal Brighton, said: “It is particularly satisfying to know that so many new people came through our doors over the Christmas period to see Rocky Horror Show.  The atmosphere at each show was electric, and seeing the audience jump to their feet as one to do the Time Warp was a very special experience.”

Booking is now open for the Theatre’s Christmas 2016 show, the multi award-winning West End hit musical Sunny Afternoon, which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks.

The show features some of The Kinks’ best loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola.  The show will run from December 13-31, 2016.