LPA Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey 2013

Photo: Waiting for Godot - Sydney Theatre Company, Lisa Tomasetti

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Festivals (Multi-Category) - Revenue and Attendance (2004–2013)

Revenue ($) Growth (%) Total Attendance* Growth (%) Average Ticket Price ($)** Growth (%)
2004 $14,842,476 483,858 $32.26
2005 $5,170,934 -65.2% 157,228 -67.5% $39.13 21.3%
2006 $9,633,454 86.3% 201,711 28.3% $56.72 44.9%
2007 $9,318,441 -3.3% 294,296 45.9% $44.09 -22.3%
2008 $21,615,824 132.0% 551,810 87.5% $52.11 18.2%
2009 $10,642,917 -50.8% 431,061 -21.9% $33.60 -35.5%
2010 $9,570,915 -10.1% 263,464 -38.9% $43.12 28.3%
2011 $11,777,244 23.1% 242,222 -8.1% $57.02 32.2%
2012 $12,916,787 9.7% 260,623 7.6% $59.58 4.5%
2013 $25,622,029 98.4% 786,530 201.8% $34.59 -41.9%

*Based on both paid and unpaid tickets

** Average Ticket Prices are calculated based only on paid tickets

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Festivals (Multi-Category) - Revenue by State/Territory (2013)

State/Territory Revenue ($) Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012 Attendance Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012
NSW $1,633,267 6.4% -14.3% 36,603 4.7% -18.2%
VIC $1,447,136 5.6% -11.8% 39,203 5.0% -13.1%
QLD $1,495,630 5.8% -2.6% 50,085 6.4% -7.2%
WA $2,682,777 10.5% -3.4% 107,246 13.6% -2.7%
SA $17,467,335 68.2% 28.6% 504,902 64.2% 35.1%
ACT $567,815 2.2% 2.2% 33,612 4.3% 4.3%
TAS $0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0%
NT $328,070 1.3% 1.3% 14,879 1.9% 1.9%

Photo: The Shadow King - Malthouse Theatre, Jeff Busby