Figures released last week show Old National Events Plaza ranked #155 in the Top 200 Theatre Venues by Pollstar Magazine in the 2018 Mid-Year Worldwide Ticket Sales report. It is a noteworthy ranking given the capacity of the 2,500 seat venue and Vanderburgh County’s population base of 184,000 in comparison to other theatres on the list. The rankings are based on reported tickets sold in the first six months of 2018 for all events, excluding non-competitive events. Old National Events Plaza reported 20,275 tickets sold by mid-year 2018.
The highest ranked Theatres are located in large metropolitan cities worldwide:
- Auditorio Nacional Mexico City, MEXICO
- Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA
- Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, NC
- Smart Financial Centre At Sugar Land Sugar Land, TX
- Zappos Theater At Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV
“We are proud to be included again this year in Pollstar’s prestigious list of theatre venues. Our team at Old National Events Plaza remains focused on programming a diverse line-up of entertainment and community events. We hope to contribute to the continued success and growth of our Downtown corridor by building on this recognition and establishing Evansville as a ‘top stop’ for entertainment and events of all kinds,” said Old National Events Plaza general manager, Alexis Berggren
Some popular shows held at the Old National Events Plaza in early 2018 have included Shopkins LIVE! Shop It Up!, Rodney Carrington, Jim Gaffigan’s Fixer Upper Tour, Newsboys United Tour, Lyfe Jennings, and Scotty McCreery.
Performances scheduled for the latter half of the year include the kick-off of the 2018-2019 Broadway in Evansville series, Heather Land, “i ain’t doin’ it” Tour, Mike Epps & The All-Stars of Comedy, Danny Gokey’s Hope Encounter Tour, Disney Jr. Dance Party Tour, Sesame Street Live and many others.
For a complete schedule of events, visit http://oldnationaleventsplaza.com/.
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