Performing miracles: Industry venues have widened their product offerings to boost revenue

Revenue for the Performing Arts Venues industry has increased strongly over the past five years, due to solid growth in demand from music and theatre production companies, and an overall rise in household discretionary income. However, limited government funding and increased external competition have caused significant volatility over the period. Although the growing popularity of contemporary music concerts has boosted demand for venues, industry operators have faced increasing competition from large-scale sporting stadiums and arenas for big-name artists, alongside pubs and nightclubs that cater for smaller gigs and up-and-coming musicians. Furthermore, demand from more traditional performing arts, such as ballet and classical music, has declined over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have faced increasing competition from sporting stadiums and arenas
  • Venues have increased their free community activities to stimulate interest in the industry
  • Intensifying external competition is anticipated to continue affecting industry players
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic distribution of performing arts venues correlates to tourism, government funding and the spread of the Australian population. New South Wales accounts for the largest share of establishments within the industry. This is largely due to the state's share of population and high level of tourism. Additionally, the NSW Government's expenditure on arts and heritage accounts for a significant share of total state and territory government cultural expenditure.Victoria also accounts for a significant share of industry establishments due to its large population. Melbourne is also well known as a cultural hub for theatre and music, with a high participation in arts and cultural events by its local residents. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Performing Arts Venues Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Performing Arts Venues 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 Demand from music and theatre productions and Government funding for heritage and arts in the Performing Arts Venues industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Performing Arts Venues Industry?

    The industry operates venues for performing arts rehearsals and presentations, including concerts, music, opera and theatre. The industry excludes the operation of motion picture theatres.

    Industry Products
  • Theatre services
  • Venue rental
  • Food and beverage services
  • Ticketing services
  • Programming
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating entertainment centres
  • Operating concert halls
  • Operating opera houses
  • Operating performance theatres (except motion picture cinemas)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from music and theatre productions
  • Government funding for heritage and arts
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Average weekly hours worked

  • Current Performance
  • Demand trends
  • Competition
  • Government funding
  • Expanding services
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Funding models
  • Future challenges
  • Competition and

    new markets

  • Table: Performing Arts Venues Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Performing Arts Venues Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Music and Theatre Productions

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Catering Services
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Programming
  • Theatre services
  • Food and beverage services
  • Other services
  • Venue rental
  • Ticketing services
  • Chart: Performing Arts Venues Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Popular music providers
  • Households and businesses
  • Other performing arts organisations
  • Theatre companies
  • Musical and opera production companies
  • Dance companies
  • Classical music providers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Performing Arts Venues Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Performing Arts Venues

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Performing Arts Venues Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sydney Opera House Trust, Victorian Arts Centre Trust, Queensland Performing Arts Trust, Adelaide Festival Centre Trust,
  • Table: Sydney Opera House Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Victorian Arts Centre Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Queensland Performing Arts Trust - financial performance
  • Table: Adelaide Festival Centre Trust - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Performing Arts Venues 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 Performing Arts Venues Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Box Office
  • The desk at the front of an arts venue where tickets are sold.
  • Eisteddfod
  • A competitive festival for art performances, such as music or poetry.
  • Production Technology
  • Equipment operated by technical staff, used to support entertainment and performances at industry venues.
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