Live performance still drives our cultural economy

A peak body report has revealed that Australia's cultural economy is still influenced by live performance but is in danger of slowing.

The live performance industry continued to drive Australia’s cultural economy in 2018, generating almost $2.2 billion in ticket revenue, according to a new report by industry body Live Performance Australia (LPA).

The ticket and industry revenue report has revealed that attendances of 26 million generated almost $2.2 billion in ticket revenue, an increased of 14.8% on the previous year, and with growth in all states and territories except the Northern Territory. Attendances also increased by 14.1% on the previous year.

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