Professional performing arts; capacity, performances, attendance, region

Professional performing arts; capacity, performances, attendance, region

Periods Regions Number of organisations (number) Theatre halls (number) Stadiums and multi-purpose halls (number) Maximum capacity (seats) In theatre halls (number) Maximum capacity (seats) In stadiums and multi-purpose halls (number) Performances Total performances (number) Performances Theatre performances (number) Performances Musical performances (number) Performances Dance performances (number) Performances Music theatre performances (number) Performances Cabaret performances (number) Performances Other performances (number) Attendance Total attendance (x 1 000) Attendance Theatre performances (x 1 000) Attendance Musical performances (x 1 000) Attendance Dance performances (x 1 000) Attendance Music theatre performances (x 1 000) Attendance Cabaret performances (x 1 000) Attendance Attendance other performances (x 1 000)
2016* Nederland 335 556 103 274,005 231,580 51,947 11,905 20,069 2,371 4,751 7,539 5,312 18,086 1,980 8,750 755 2,829 2,221 1,552
2017* Nederland 333 546 100 266,128 242,130 52,675 11,388 20,071 2,548 5,315 7,836 5,516 18,466 1,846 9,138 699 3,026 2,281 1,475
2018* Nederland 335 570 104 266,063 249,811 53,583 11,135 20,218 2,364 6,017 8,183 5,667 18,848 1,742 9,461 666 3,304 2,451 1,224
2019* Nederland 339 595 109 265,957 245,296 54,052 11,306 19,836 2,486 6,440 8,498 5,488 19,379 1,712 9,348 701 3,641 2,742 1,235
2020* Nederland 327 554 93 265,138 232,238 25,571 6,027 8,104 1,391 3,143 4,536 2,370 5,350 717 2,381 257 731 968 296
2021* Nederland 334 574 80 281,672 89,118 24,421 4,710 7,006 1,676 2,476 3,842 4,710 4,122 523 1,670 177 716 634 401
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains the results for capacity, performances and attendance of organisations where professional performing arts are presented. The results are broken down by region and discipline.

Data available from: 1999.

Status of the figures:
The figures for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 are preliminary. All other figures are final.

Changes as of December 2022:
The preliminary figures for 2021 are added. The decrease in capacity at stadiums and event halls in 2021 is caused by the fact that no performing arts performances or activities took place in some locations in that year.

When will new figures be published?
In the fourth quarter of 2023 the preliminary figures of the preceding year will be published.

Description topics

Number of organisations
The organisations responsible for management and compiling programmes.
Theatre halls
Stadiums and multi-purpose halls
Halls that are suitable for the display of professional performing arts and also were used for this purpose in the year concerned.
Maximum capacity (seats)
Number of seats; if there are no seats, the maximum attendance capacity.
In theatre halls
In stadiums and multi-purpose halls
Halls that are suitable for the display of professional performing arts and also were used for this purpose in the year concerned.
Performances
Artistic productions (performances or activities with one or more acts) presented by professional performer or group for a general audience. Every artistic production (performance or activity) is performed by at least one professional performer.
Total performances
Theatre performances
Theatre, comedy, drama, puppet theatre, figure theatre and youth theatre.
Musical performances
Pop, jazz, blues, classical music, DJ performances.
Dance performances
Musical, revue, light opera, opera, modern music theatre.
Music theatre performances
Dance, folk dancing, classical ballet, modern dance, mime.
Cabaret performances
Cabaret, show.
Other performances
Various forms of performing arts (excluding cinema), not classified
elsewhere.
Attendance
Number of visitors to performances (including season tickets).
Total attendance
Theatre performances
Theatre, comedy, drama, puppet theatre, figure theatre and youth theatre.
Musical performances
Pop, jazz, blues, classical music, DJ performances.
Dance performances
Musical, revue, light opera, opera, modern music theatre.
Music theatre performances
Dance, folk dancing, classical ballet, modern dance, mime.
Cabaret performances
Cabaret, show.
Attendance other performances
Various forms of performing arts (excluding cinema), not classified
elsewhere.