Exit stage left: A lack of government grants has caused smaller companies to exit the industry

Organisations in the Music and Theatre Production industry vary significantly. Traditional performing arts production companies heavily rely on government funding to remain viable and produce non-mainstream performances, while contemporary music production companies can achieve high profit margins by appealing to larger audiences. Industry revenue fluctuates according to industry operators' ability to stage popular shows and peoples' willingness to spend on entertainment. While the two markets (traditional and contemporary performing arts) generally appeal to different demographics, growth in the popular music segment has come at the expense of traditional segments such as ballet and classical music concerts...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue fluctuates according to operators' ability to stage popular shows
  • Popular music has remained the industry's most profitable segment, due to its popularity
  • Operators are likely to seek private and corporate funding to offset diminishing government grants
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Industry enterprises are highly concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria, at 41.5% and 29.8%, respectively. These amounts are higher than the states' shares of population due to greater financial support from both the public and private sectors. Sydney and Melbourne have the highest shares of international tourism and are home to the major performing arts venues such the Sydney Opera House and the Melbourne Arts Centre. Furthermore, Australian tours of international artists are more likely to visit Melbourne and Sydney compared with other locations across the country. These trends contribute to the large share of industry enterprises attributable to New South Wales and Victoria...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to take advantage of government subsidies and other grants
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Expenditure on recreation and culture and Government funding for heritage and arts in the Music and Theatre Productions industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Music and Theatre Productions Industry?

    Industry companies produce live theatrical, musical, and dance performances including music concerts, opera, ballet and drama plays.

    Industry Products
  • Classical music concerts
  • Popular music concerts
  • Theatre performances
  • Dance performances
  • Musicals and operas
  • Other performances
  • Industry Activities
  • Dance and ballet company operation
  • Circus operation
  • Musical theatre operation
  • Musical performances
  • Opera operation
  • Orchestra operation
  • Performing arts operation
  • Theatre operation
  • Theatre restaurant operation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Expenditure on recreation and culture
  • Government funding for heritage and arts
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Business confidence index
  • Females in the labour force
  • International tourist visitor nights

  • Current Performance
  • Government grants, corporate sponsors and donations
  • Popular music
  • Expanding audiences
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Funding models
  • Expanding audiences
  • Table: Music and Theatre Productions Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Music and Theatre Productions Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Domestic Airlines
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Performing Arts Venues
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Popular music concerts
  • Musicals and operas
  • Other performances
  • Theatre performances
  • Dance performances
  • Classical music concerts
  • Chart: Music and Theatre Productions Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Females aged 25 to 44
  • Females aged 45 to 64
  • Males aged 25 to 44
  • Males aged 45 to 64
  • Females aged 15 to 24
  • Females aged 65 and over
  • Males aged 15 to 24
  • Males aged 65 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent, utilities and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Music and Theatre Productions

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Opera Australia,
  • Table: Opera Australia - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Music and Theatre Productions Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Artistic Vibrancy
  • A framework by which organisations can qualify their impact in a holistic manner.
  • Drama Play
  • A stage play that does not rely on songs to tell the story. This covers both dramatic and comedic plays.
  • Traditional Performing Arts
  • Performing arts that existed before the modern cultural era (such as opera, ballets, plays and orchestral works).
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