LPA Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey 2013

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

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

Revenue ($) Growth (%) Total Attendance* Growth (%) Average Ticket Price ($)** Growth (%)
2004 $9,015,128 190,260 $54.69
2005 $12,128,384 34.5% 269,208 41.5% $63.05 15.3%
2006 $36,576,877 201.6% 761,920 183.0% $50.93 -19.2%
2007 $26,972,082 -26.3% 753,247 -1.1% $39.00 -23.4%
2008 $66,429,106 146.3% 1,221,972 62.2% $60.91 56.2%
2009 $55,275,589 -16.8% 800,145 -34.5% $81.19 33.3%
2010 $100,918,020 82.6% 1,028,170 28.5% $119.39 47.1%
2011 $96,453,486 -4.4% 984,946 -4.2% $138.97 16.4%
2012 $98,365,490 2.0% 1,169,233 18.7% $128.71 -7.4%
2013 $107,367,780 9.2% 1,053,419 -9.9% $130.46 1.4%

*Based on both paid and unpaid tickets

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

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

State/Territory Revenue ($) Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012 Attendance Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012
NSW $55,241,777 51.5% 3.8% 433,553 41.2% -1.7%
VIC $15,882,492 14.8% 0.4% 193,097 18.3% 3.1%
QLD $8,538,325 8.0% -3.1% 95,253 9.0% -4.9%
WA $20,492,750 19.1% 1.6% 182,980 17.4% 2.3%
SA $5,165,428 4.8% -3.3% 126,114 12.0% 0.7%
ACT $1,945,470 1.8% 0.5% 21,198 2.0% 0.5%
TAS $101,538 0.1% 0.1% 1,224 0.1% 0.1%
NT $0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0%

Photo: Bluesfest Festival, Roger Cotgreave