Performing industry

Music performances garner the highest ticket prices in Australia’s entertainment industry

Tickets to music performances captured by Live Performance Australia have average ticket prices well above other artforms such as dance and theatre.

Large scale international acts can have a significant bearing on ticket prices – and the timing of tours can impact sector revenues in any period. For instance, contemporary music ticket sales revenue grew by 30 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 levels due to a number of high profile international performers touring Australia (2013 saw Beyonce, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Rhianna perform to large audiences in Australia).

Contemporary music continues to be the largest category in the live entertainment industry, although music festivals, opera and circus and physical theatre have higher ticket prices.