WAUSAU — The Grand Theater has earned a spot in the 2019 Top 150 Theatre Venues Worldwide as compiled by Pollstar, The Grand announced this week.

The year has featured a record-setting 31 sold out shows and landed The Grand at the 133rd spot according to the publication’s 2019 Year End Edition, marking the third straight year The Grand has appeared in the Top 150 rankings. The finish is the highest ever in the annual rankings for The Grand.

In addition to finishing in the Top 150 overall, The Grand finished first overall in terms of similar market size and ranking fourth overall for theaters with fewer than 1,300 seats.

“(It) has been an incredible year at The Grand and to be recognized in Pollstar’s Top 150 worldwide for the third consecutive year with our highest overall finish ever is a tribute to the hard work done by the entire team,” said Sean Wright, executive director, in a news release. “To have the highest finish of similarly sized markets is especially gratifying, because it demonstrates just how incredibly supportive this community is of the performing arts.  It’s certainly quite an accomplishment, and we are absolutely thrilled.”

Pollstar is a worldwide trade publication for the concert and performing arts industry. The Grand has been ranked alongside world-renowned theaters, such as Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, and Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom).