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The Circus and Physical Theatre category experienced the highest y-o-y decline in both revenue and in attendance in 2018.
It experienced a y-o-y decline of 79.9% in revenue from $116.5m in 2017 to $23.4m in 2018 and a decline in attendance by 61.3% from 1.17m in 2017 to 0.5m in 2018. Additionally, the decline in revenue is contributed by the y-o-y decrease in average ticket price by 45.1% from $109.04 in 2017 to $60.96 in 2018.
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. In 2018, there were no Cirque du Soleil tours.
Major events in this category in 2018 included performances by The Illusionists, Circus Rio, and Limbo Unhinged. ACT and NT are the only jurisdictions which have experienced y-o-y growth in revenue in this category in 2018. ACT witnessed a y-o-y increase in revenue by 37.5% and growth in attendance by 42.7%. The major event in this category in the ACT was The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway. NT witnessed an increase in revenue by 24.7% and growth in attendance by 36.3%. The major event in this category in the NT was Cosentino – Live.