Statistical Table

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

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Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Performances n 249 253 280 289 290
Total attendance n 83,699 72,410 90,333 81,840 83,196
    Paying attendance n 73,233 61,999 79,585 70,825 72,516
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 10,466 10,411 10,748 11,015 10,680
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 12.5 14.4 11.9 13.5 12.8
Average attendance per performance n 336 286 323 283 287
Tickets available n 141,312 132,617 148,091 151,086 153,136
Occupancy rate3 % 59.2 54.6 61.0 54.2 54.3
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 51.8 46.8 53.7 46.9 47.4
Halls used n 13 12 13 18 19
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 2,305,077 1,931,817 2,498,139 2,167,162 2,048,956
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 27.54 26.68 27.65 26.48 24.63
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 31.48 31.16 31.39 30.60 28.26
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 9,257 7,636 8,922 7,499 7,065
  
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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