Performing industry

Music concert ticket sales reached $1 billion in 2013, with 11 million attendances nationally

According to Live Performance Australia, ticket sales at surveyed music events reached just over $1 billion in 2013, across Musical Theatre, Music Festivals, Opera, Classical and Contemporary music categories.

Contemporary music performances accounted for 6 million of the 11 million attendances at ticketed music events in 2013.

Figure 10 - Revenue, attendances and average ticket price of key music performance categories

RevenueAttendancesAverage ticket price
Contemporary music$628,130,1466,266,137$110.50
Musical Theatre$193,389,7632,085,131$100.94
Music Festivals$107,367,7801,053,419$130.46
Classical Music$70,481,8411,169,643$73.18
Opera$43,283,705344,761$145.28
Total music events$1,042,653,23510,919,091