The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has issued a report stating that a record number of people attended plays, musicals, opera and dance in London in 2009.

The figures, which are compiled from the 52 major theaters in central London, show a total of 14,257,922 trips were made to see a London show in 2009, an increase of 5.5% over 2008. This marks the first time that attendances have passed the 14 million mark. In addition, total ticket revenue in 2009 rose to £504,765,690, up 7.6% from 2008.

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