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Performing arts generate $733 million in income: ABS
Australia's performing arts earned $733.4 million during 2006-07, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The main sources of income for Australia's 726 performing arts businesses/organisations were box office takings (49%) and government funding (24%).
Performing arts venue operators
There were 145 performing arts venue operators, running 189 venues with a total of 271 performing arts spaces at end June 2007; they:
Further details are in Performing Arts, Australia, 2006-07 (cat. no. 8697.0).
Media Note: Performing arts businesses/organisations are those which were mainly engaged in providing live theatrical or musical presentations (including popular music, theatre, opera, ballet and drama). Performing arts and performing arts venue operators are distinct topics and should be reported separately.
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