The Segerstrom Center for the Arts has reported a modest rise in attendance and revenue for the 2010-11 season that recently ended. The center in Costa Mesa said the increases were due largely to blockbuster-type shows such as the visiting high-tech "Peter Pan" and touring Broadway musicals.
But the financial outlook for Orange County's largest arts organization still looks uncertain, and its long-term goal of raising $240 million to pay the construction debt on the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, which opened more than four years ago, remains unrealized.
The center reported paid admissions of 470,853 for the 2010-11 season, with 360 public performances at its four main venues. That represents an increase over last season's attendance of 414,418 with 273 performances. The figures don't include attendance for the center's resident companies — the Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale — which report separately.