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Fredericton residents believe performing arts and The Playhouse are important to quality of life and vitality of community

by on August 19, 2013

A recent poll conducted by Corporate Research Associates (CRA) indicates that Fredericton area residents feel that live performing arts events and The Fredericton Playhouse are important contributors to the region’s quality of life.

The poll, conducted by telephone between May 13 and May 28, surveyed 400 residents as part of CRA’s Urban Report. Fredericton Playhouse Inc., the non-profit organization that manages and develops the venue and its programs, commissioned the questions pertaining to opinions on live performance and the City’s live performance facility.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of those surveyed indicated that access to performing arts events such as concerts, plays and cultural performances was important in terms of contributing to the region’s quality of life. When asked specifically about the Fredericton Playhouse, 71% of respondents felt that its facilities and programs are important to the health and vitality of the community.

“Clearly these results show that Fredericton residents understand and appreciate the value of what we are doing in terms of providing quality experiences to residents. It also demonstrates strong approval for other organizations in the community who are staging concerts, plays, dance recitals, and festivals,” says Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of The Fredericton Playhouse. “Our work goes beyond the people who actually attend events. It supports economic and community development by making Fredericton a strong choice for people to want to come and stay to live, work, or study in Fredericton.”

The CRA poll is considered accurate within plus or minus 4.9 percentage points 95 out of 100 samples.


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