We at Purple Seven work with more than 200 theatres nationally to increase attendance and accessibility. Our company provides a free email survey tool for theatre companies and venues to gather feedback on shows, as well as demographics and disability info.
Recent research we carried out shows that the number of disabled people engaging with theatre is increasing, at least in the theatres with which we work. According to our study, the number of audience members with a disability has increased to 7% from 5% three years ago.
Our study looked at results from more than 45,000 tickets across 6,500 productions between January 2012 and July 2015. You can see some of the stats in the infographic below.
Source: the guardian