Circus and Physical TheatreClick for more info
The Circus and Physical Theatre category experienced the second highest growth in both ticket sales revenue and in attendance in 2017 (after Contemporary Music). Circus and Physical Theatre recorded an increase of 58.7% in ticket sales revenue from $73.4m in 2016 to $116.5m in 2017 and an increase in attendance by 38.9% from 0.84m in 2016 to 1.17m in 2017. Additionally, the growth in revenue is supported by the increase in average ticket price by 12.9% from $96.56 in 2016 to $109.04 in 2017.
This category can be variable depending on the presence or absence of major tours by international companies in any given year, particularly Cirque du Soleil.
The significant growth in revenue and attendance can be primarily attributed to Cirque du Soleil holding more performances in 2017 compared to 2016. In 2017 the Cirque du Soleil tours of Kooza and Toruk in Victoria, WA, NSW, Queensland, and SA significantly contributed to the revenue in this category. Other major events in this category included performances by The Unbelievables, Crazy Horse Paris and The Illusionists.
Positive and negative growth experienced in each state and territory was primarily driven by the presence or absence of performances by Cirque du Soleil in 2017 in comparison to 2016. Victoria, SA and WA has shown significant growth in revenue in 2017, while NSW, Tasmania and ACT experienced significant declines.