HORSHAM Town Hall will have two extra showings of Carl Barron’s Drinking with a Fork tour in response to massive ticket sales.
The first scheduled show sold out within an hour and the second show has two tickets remaining. Most tickets were sold after two days.
Venue manager Shana Miatke said after promoters learned about the response to Horsham sales, they decided to rearrange Barron’s tour to add an additional show in Horsham.
“The public's response has been amazing – especially over the last two months where shows have completely sold out,” she said.
Ms Miatke said the venue was experiencing a high demand from promoters wanting to bring talent to Horsham.
“The town hall is a great opportunity for the community to not have to travel far for performances and instead they can experience it all here in the region,” she said.
Ms Miatke said more than half of the tickets sold for Barron’s shows were from people living outside the region.
“It is great to see both locals and people outside the region coming and it’s great to see that we’re developing business,” Ms Miatke said.
“(This is) not just (good for) the shows but also local businesses such as food and accommodation, with the people travelling into the region.”
The nine performances of Horsham Arts Council’s production of Annie were sold out.
“It is great for the local community in that we get to showcase what we are doing in our region,” she said.
The town hall collaborated with the town’s Art is … festival, becoming a hub for performances.
“We are looking to become somewhat of an incubator for the festival in future years and become the central place for people to come in and find out information and help the festival develop into a nationally renowned festival,” she said.
Carl Barron will perform in Horsham on June 29 and 30 and again on July 11.