Statistical Table

Principal statistics on paying1 performing arts events2, Capitale-Nationale and all of Québec, 2012 to 2016

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Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Capitale-Nationale
Performances n 1,980 1,836 1,815 1,876 1,841
Total attendance n 1,173,206 956,673 833,698 950,001 1,082,419
    Paying attendance n 1,030,398 833,923 739,661 854,061 983,949
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 142,808 122,750.0 94,037 95,940 98,470
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 12.2 12.8 11.3 10.1 9.1
Average attendance per performance n 593 521.1 459 506 588
Tickets available n 1,549,443 1,313,176 1,118,231 1,218,928 1,416,144
Occupancy rate3 % 75.7 72.9 74.6 77.9 76.4
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 66.5 63.5 66.2 70.1 69.5
Halls used n 48 49 53 39 41
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 54,283,578 38,455,817 31,027,138 38,093,494 47,619,977
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 46.27 40.20 37.22 40.10 43.99
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 52.68 46.11 41.95 44.60 48.40
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 27,416 20,945 17,095 20,306 25,866
  
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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