Opera and ballet top a list of 13 cultural activities YouGov put to the British public
British opera has spent years trying to throw off its elitist image. Whether it is trying to improve accessibility to the masses by lowering ticket prices, hosting pop-up operas or even holding productions featuring thick Northern accents, the industry is evidently trying to bring more mass appeal to the medium.
However, it seems such efforts have a long way to go. New YouGov Omnibus research finds that three quarters (76%) of Britons see opera as “posh”, topping the list of the 13 cultural activities we asked about. Ballet comes in a close second at 72%, while going to an art exhibition is a distant third (50%).
These three cultural activities were the only ones we asked about that at least half the nation consider to be "posh".
All 13 activities rate table, follow link.
About the only one we do is the last: Eating out at the pub. Must be right common then.