Annual Arts Survey Result Dashboard – 2016/17 Performing Arts

The results of the 2016/17 survey* showed that the number of programmes, performances and attendance dropped whereas the box office income increased from the previous year. The figures are as follows:

  • A total of 4,938 programmes, with a 5% drop from the previous year, was mainly attributed to a decreased number of Dance and Xiqu programmes;
  • A total of 8,682 performances reached an attendance of 3.32 million. Both figures, which observed a 4.3% decrease from the previous year, was gathered from Theatre, Variety and Pop Shows;
  • Total box office income was $506 million.  A 5% rise was attributed to Dance, Music, Xiqu, Variety and Pop Shows.

Detailed analysis will be covered in the Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report 2016/17 to be published later.

On the right is an interactive dashboard of the Performing Arts statistics. It contains two pages. On the first page, readers can select free or paid admission boxes on the top right corner to see the filtered charts, or click on the interested art form / year in one of the charts and the dashboard will be automatically refreshed. On the second page, readers can click on one of the art forms in the filter to see the figures of the art genres within the selected art form.

*The number of programmes in 2016/17 is based on programmes held in 25 arts and cultural facilities during the financial year from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.  Hong Kong Coliseum, Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, AsiaWorld-Expo, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, etc are not included in the 25 arts and cultural facilities. (The list of venues will be published with the Hong Kong Annual Arts Survey Report 2016/17.)