Andrew Dipper

The Stand announce “record breaking year” at Edinburgh Fringe

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Salt ‘n’ Sauce Promotions, the company that owns The Stand Comedy Club, have announced a record-breaking year at the Edinburgh Fringe box office.

According to the British Comedy Guide, 2013 ticket sales at The Stand passed the 50,000 mark.

And at the Assembly Rooms on George Street sales are up 25.37% with an estimated 121,569 people going through the door as compared to 98,293 last year.

Sales in the first week rose by over 30%, confirming the assumption that the 2012 Olympics depressed attendances during that same period last year.

Capacity at the venue increased in 2013 with a huge spoken word programme and additional performances, meaning a ten percent rise in tickets were available.

A like for like capacity comparison would suggest an increase in sales figures of around 15%.

Director Tommy Sheppard said: “We are delighted to have such a wonderful year and would like to thank the many thousands of people who have supported our shows.

“At both The Assembly Rooms and The Stand Comedy Club, we had superb programmes that caught the public’s imagination.

“We’re proud too that the main beneficiaries of this are the hundreds of artists who had laboured so hard to make this our most successful festival yet”.

The Stand played host to Bridget Christie’s Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning show A Bic For Her.