A Guide to the Performing Arts

  • Price: £11.99
  • Published: September 2014
  • Type: UK Market Synopsis
  • Format: PDF
  • How is the industry structured?
  • What are the key audience trends?
  • What external factors are affecting the sector?
  • Regulation and support
  • Sources of further information

This market synopsis identifies the current trends and market developments affecting the performing arts sector in the UK. It provides information targeted specifically at new, existing or aspiring small business owners who are aiming to trade or develop their interests within this sector.

Much of the performing arts sector is reliant on non-commercial revenue sources such as public funding, and as a result has been significantly affected by recent Government spending cuts. The sector is performing well in London and the surrounding area, but attendance is lower in other regions and there is also evidence of a bias towards London in the distribution both of public funding and private investment. However, there are also signs that the public has a healthy appetite for the performing arts and there are opportunities to exploit this, particularly through the use of new technologies such as the streaming of live performances.

Wherever possible, this synopsis has been compiled from sources of information that can be accessed online to enable users to conduct further research of their own. These include industry and national press sources, Government research, company reports, market reports and trade bodies.

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