Between 2012 and 2013, New South Wales and Victoria experienced gains in terms of revenue and attendance. The two states had combined revenue of $970.98 million, or approximately two-thirds of the entire Australian Live Performance Industry. Despite the overall gains in New South Wales, the State experienced declines in terms of industry share, as growth in other states outpaced that in New South Wales.
Revenue in Victoria increased more strongly (by 37.5%) and that State increased its share of industry. Revenue growth in Victoria was largely driven by growth in the Circus and Physical Theatre, Contemporary Music and Musical Theatre categories. On the other hand, the Australian Capital Territory experienced a fall in revenue despite higher attendances. Most other states and territories had a stronger year, with gains to revenues and attendances. In particular, Western Australia experienced significant revenue growth (44.9%) with gains in all event categories other than Theatre, and particularly strong growth in Circus and Physical Theatre. South Australia also performed well, although this was in part due to the inclusion of Adelaide Fringe for the first time in 2013.Click for more info