Ticket revenue for the 1996 Shaw Festival hit $9.2 million, surpassing the previous best year by $160,000. Total paid attendance for all the shows combined reached 282,643, or 75% of capacity.
The most popular productions this year were:
An Ideal Husband, by Oscar Wilde, 97% house
The Hollow, by Agatha Christie, 97% house
The Playboy of the Western World, 95% house
Hobson's Choice, 81% house.
-- By Ray Ellicock
Theatre News Canada