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Principal statistics on paying1 performing arts events2, Montréal and all of Québec, 2012 to 2016

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Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Montréal
Performances n 8,079 7,916 7,662 8,383 8,294
Total attendance n 3,526,483 3,054,654 3,404,137 3,189,833 3,528,268
    Paying attendance n 3,091,399 2,672,145 3,010,985 2,805,604 3,150,516
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 435,084 382,509 393,152 384,229 377,752
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 12.3 12.5 11.6 12.1 10.7
Average attendance per performance n 436 386 444 381 425
Tickets available n 4,849,785 4,038,362 4,411,686 4,177,408 4,549,824
Occupancy rate3 % 72.7 75.6 77.2 76.4 77.6
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 63.7 66.2 68.3 67.2 69.2
Halls used n 183 190 203 213 164
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 144,116,055 110,357,349 136,249,019 121,961,025 159,429,408
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 40.87 36.13 40.02 38.23 45.19
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 46.62 41.30 45.25 43.47 50.60
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 17,838 13,941 17,782 14,549 19,222
  
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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