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

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Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

Montérégie
Performances n 1,634 1,715 1,729 1,529 1,543
Total attendance n 651,967 676,160 635,011 595,825 578,275
    Paying attendance n 590,310 618,688 573,653 552,326 539,473
    Attendance with complimentary ticket n 61,657 57,472 61,358 43,499 38,802
Rate of spectators with complimentary tickets % 9.5 8.5 9.7 7.3 6.7
Average attendance per performance n 399 394 367 390 375
Tickets available n 856,567 891,224 864,631 813,648 774,348
Occupancy rate3 % 76.1 75.9 73.4 73.2 74.7
Occupancy rate of paying attendance4 % 68.9 69.4 66.4 67.9 69.7
Halls used n 72 64 75 61 64
Box-office revenue excluding taxes $ 17,810,305 18,639,993 17,567,869 16,977,583 16,249,214
Average box-office revenue per spectator $ 27.32 27.57 27.67 28.49 28.10
Average box-office revenue per paying spectator $ 30.17 30.13 30.62 30.74 30.12
Average box-office revenue per performance $ 10,900 10,869 10,161 11,104 10,531
  
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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