Statistical Table

Principal statistics on paying1 performing arts events2, Estrie and all of Québec, 2013 to 2017

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Unit 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Estrie
Performances n 542 543 536 510 514
Total attendance n 200,585 175,007 197,548 192,531 215,753
    Paying attendance n 166,309 147,054 163,808 161,575 180,931
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 34,276 27,953 33,740 30,956 34,822
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 17.1 16.0 17.1 16.1 16.1
Average attendance per performance n 370 322 369 378 420
Tickets available n 334,202 279,839 310,057 301,368 325,635
Occupancy rate3 % 60.0 62.5 63.7 63.9 66.3
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 49.8 52.6 52.8 53.6 55.6
Halls used n 28 24 20 21 25
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 4,728,461 4,282,360 4,699,527 4,696,503 5,356,437
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 23.57 24.47 23.79 24.39 24.83
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 28.43 29.12 28.69 29.07 29.60
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 8,724 7,886 8,768 9,209 10,421
  
All of Québec
Performances n 17,132 17,142 17,671 17,235 18,984
Total attendance n 6,671,828 6,798,593 6,738,704 7,061,875 7,728,786
    Paying attendance n 5,914,712 6,058,323 6,011,024 6,363,127 6,919,641
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 757,116 740,270 727,680 698,748 809,145
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 11.4 10.9 10.8 9.9 10.5
Average attendance per performance n 389 397 381 410 407
Tickets available n 9,175,839 9,242,663 9,141,759 9,498,937 10,292,727
Occupancy rate3 % 72.7 73.6 73.7 74.3 75.1
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 64.5 65.6 65.8 67.0 67.2
Halls used n 609 638 617 547 678
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 229,025,372 238,062,198 232,746,140 278,369,062 302,836,788
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 34.33 35.02 34.54 39.42 39.18
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 38.72 39.30 38.72 43.75 43.76
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 13,368 13,888 13,171 16,151 15,952

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 cultural event, or if there is simply an admission fee to be paid but no ticket to be purchased.
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.
 
November 7, 2018
 

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