Australia’s major performing arts organisations perform to international audiences in Asia, Europe and North America

In 2010, three MPA organisations presented 38 music performances abroad. The number of performances has dropped below 2008 and 2009 levels – with the global financial crisis impacting on many companies’ touring plans.

Most music performances were presented in Asia and Europe – in contrast to the theatre organisations who toured mostly to North America.

Whilst the number of chamber music performances exceeded symphony orchestra performances – the latter attracted a larger audience – with over 22,000 people attending nine performances in Europe.

Figure 26 - International music performances by MPA organisations

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