Tickets to Russian theaters in the fall season have risen in price by 15-20%, RBC reports with reference to the head of the Yandex.Afisha service Dmitry Subbotin. According to the estimates of MTS ticket services – aggregators Ponominalu and Ticketland – the average price of tickets year-on-year in Moscow and St. Petersburg increased by about 10%.
According to the results of the first half of October, the data for this period, as specified in Yandex.Afisha, characterize the entire autumn season as a whole, the average cost of a ticket to Moscow theaters reached 2365 rubles. The indicator for the same period last year – 1,930 rubles, pre-pandemic 2019 – 1,831 rubles.
Tickets are also rising in St. Petersburg: 1576 rubles. this fall against 1327 rubles. in 2020 and 1350 rubles. – in 2019. In other regions, a trip to the theater will now cost an average of 827 rubles, whereas a year earlier it was 722 rubles, ”writes RBC. At the same time, according to Mikhail Minin, general director of MTS Entertainment, in the regions, theater ticket prices remain at about the same level as a year ago.
According to the deputy director of the Moscow Art Theater. Chekhov on working with the spectator and touring Natalia Vinogradova, the rise in ticket prices is associated with a decrease in the number of tickets sold. The average ticket price to this theater in the period from September 1 to October 17 of this year was 2513 rubles, in the same period last year – 1950 rubles, and in 2019 – 1625 rubles. In turn, the average ticket price for the fall season of 2021 at the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky is 1,894 rubles. For the same period last year, this figure was 986 rubles, in 2019 – 838.25 rubles.
In the theater, the increase in prices was explained by a pandemic .. “Today, the restrictions on attendance are not by percentage, but by the number of spectators – no more than 500. The hall of our Big Stage can accommodate 1375 people, respectively, 500 people is not even 50% seating arrangements. In addition, the theater’s repertoire policy influences. And the third point is the appearance of performances for which there is an increased demand, “- said the press service of the Moscow Art Theater. Gorky.