Statistical Table

Principal statistics on paying1 performing arts events2, Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and all of Québec, 2012 to 2016

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Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
Performances n 479 416 474 469 372
Total attendance n 120,269 112,847 138,140 133,113 105,450
    Paying attendance n 108,637 101,266 126,371 117,714 94,908
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 11,632 11,581.0 11,769 15,399 10,542
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 9.7 10.3 8.5 11.6 10.0
Average attendance per performance n 251 271.0 291 284 283
Tickets available n 169,445 159,967 200,156 199,093 149,697
Occupancy rate3 % 71.0 70.5 69.0 66.9 70.4
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 64.1 63.3 63.1 59.1 63.4
Halls used n 27 26 36 33 26
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 3,392,669 2,918,209 3,900,964 3,428,845 2,829,332
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 28.21 25.86 28.24 25.76 26.83
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 31.23 28.82 30.87 29.13 29.81
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 7,083 7,015 8,230 7,311 7,606
  
All of Québec
Performances n 17,411 17,132 17,142 17,671 17,235
Total attendance n 7,250,625 6,671,828 6,798,593 6,738,704 7,061,875
    Paying attendance n 6,399,778 5,914,712 6,058,323 6,011,024 6,363,127
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 850,847 757,116 740,270 727,680 698,748
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 11.7 11.4 10.9 10.8 9.9
Average attendance per performance n 416 389 397 381 410
Tickets available n 10,152,703 9,175,839 9,242,663 9,141,759 9,498,937
Occupancy rate3 % 71.4 72.7 73.6 73.7 74.3
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 63.0 64.5 65.6 65.8 67.0
Halls used n 629 609 638 617 547
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 267,591,855 229,025,372 238,062,198 232,746,140 278,369,062
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 36.91 34.33 35.02 34.54 39.42
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 41.81 38.72 39.30 38.72 43.75
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 15,369 13,368 13,888 13,171 16,151

1. Excludes certain types of paying performing arts events: private performances, performances of amateur shows and performances given in primary or secondary schools for students of those schools. Other performances are not considered to be "paying" if the admission fee consists of a passport or badge valid for the entire duration of a festival or event, or if the admission fee is a cover charge.
2. Performing arts include theatre, dance, music, song and variety shows.
3. Proportion of spectators in relation to the number of tickets available.
4. Proportion of paying spectators in relation to the number of tickets available.
  
Source: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Observatoire de la culture et des communications du Québec.
 
October 19, 2017
 

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