Attendance and Engagement

Attendance at classical music concerts is stable

The proportion of Australians attending classical musical concerts remained steady between 2005-06 and 2009-10 at 9 percent.

Attendance is stable across most age groups, with increases seen among over 55s, and decreases in the 35-54 age group.

Total audience sizes increased from around 4 million to 4.2 million over the same time period. Population growth may see audiences increase slightly in the short to medium term if attendance rates remain stable. However, the ageing population may affect audience sizes over the medium to long term because a higher proportion of population aged over 55 attend classical music.