LPA Ticket Attendance and Revenue Survey 2013

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

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Opera - Revenue and Attendance (2004–2013)

Revenue ($) Growth (%) Total Attendance* Growth (%) Average Ticket Price ($)** Growth (%)
2004 $62,562,433 629,808 $108.88
2005 $46,390,544 -25.8% 531,595 -15.6% $94.38 -13.3%
2006 $48,331,324 4.2% 515,927 -2.9% $102.40 8.5%
2007 $47,249,031 -2.2% 591,605 14.7% $85.28 -16.7%
2008 $41,316,885 -12.6% 402,549 -32.0% $114.46 34.2%
2009 $44,044,027 6.6% 448,096 11.3% $111.62 -2.5%
2010 $40,128,943 -8.9% 409,541 -8.6% $112.86 1.1%
2011 $47,305,786 17.9% 439,041 7.2% $124.66 10.5%
2012 $47,843,971 1.1% 430,904 -1.9% $126.84 1.8%
2013 $43,283,705 -9.5% 344,761 -20.0% $145.28 14.5%

*Based on both paid and unpaid tickets

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

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Opera - Revenue by State/Territory (2013)

State/Territory Revenue ($) Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012 Attendance Proportion Industry Share Change From 2012
NSW $26,510,867 61.2% -2.6% 193,272 56.1% 5.1%
VIC $11,848,442 27.4% 7.9% 82,572 24.0% -0.8%
QLD $1,368,433 3.2% -5.8% 19,402 5.6% -7.1%
WA $1,915,455 4.4% 0.7% 27,705 8.0% 1.9%
SA $1,601,321 3.7% 0.5% 20,545 6.0% 1.9%
TAS $0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0.0% 0.0%
ACT-NT $39,187 0.0% -0.7% 1,265 0.4% -1.0%

Photo: La Traviata - State Opera of South Australia, Darren Williams