About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
Record year for Australian live performance industry
Live Performance Australia's Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey shows that the 2010 was a record year for the Australian live performance industry, with the generation of $1.3 billion in revenue from 17.2 million show attendances.
Live Performance Australia (LPA) Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson said overall, revenue grew 22.6% to $1.3 billion, while attendances grew 13.5% to 17.2 million paid and unpaid tickets.
Richardson explained that "the inclusion of Moshtix and the Darwin Entertainment Centre in this year's Ticketing Survey gave a more comprehensive overview of industry trends, revenue and attendance.
"In particular, we now have a much better picture of Single Category Festivals (music festivals)."
Similarly, Non-Classical Music events in smaller venues such as pubs and clubs are better represented this year.
LPA, the peak body for Australia's live performance industry and presenter of this evening's Helpmann Awards, released the survey, which shows record revenue growth for the sector, today (1st August). It follows the 2009 Ticketing Survey wherein the LPA predicted an upswing in growth figures for the next year.
Richardson said the stand-out sectors were non-classical (contemporary) Music ,up 43.1% for revenue and up 50.1% for attendance; musical theatre up 13% for attendance and 6.3% for revenue, and circus and physical theatre up 15.1% for revenue and 34.1% attendance.
Richardson added "these sectors in particular benefited from strong international touring activity largely due to Australia's buoyant economy.
"Comedy, in its second year as a separate Survey category, performed consistently with attendance up by 3.1%, due to a combination of the strength of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and similar local events, and national tours by international comedians," said Richardson.
The data from State breakdowns shows that New South Wales and Victoria combined capture 69.1% of revenue market share.
"The strong revenue and attendance figures reflect Australians' appetite for live performance and in particular the festival and music sectors. We are looking forward to acknowledging the industry's artistic excellence and diversity at tonight's 11th annual Helpmann Awards," concluded Richardson.
LPA is the trading name of the Australian Entertainment Industry Association (AEIA).
Click here to view the Ticket Attendance & Revenue Survey 2010.
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
TicketSearch is focused on providing businesses, organisations, and venues with affordable, efficient, and powerful self-managed ticketing solutions. The organisation has offices in Australia, New…read more
Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…read more
TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…read more
Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!