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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Performing Arts Companies

Overview of the U.S. Performing Arts Companies Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Performing Arts Companies: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Performing Arts Companies industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Admissions To Live Performing Arts Performances

Admissions To - Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical

Admissions To - Musical Theater And Opera Performances

Admissions To - Symphony And Classical Music Performances

Admissions To - Popular Music Performances

Admissions To - Dance Performances, Musical And Non-Musical

Admissions To - Other Live Performing Arts Performances, Including Fairs And Festivals

Contract Live Performing Arts Performances

Contract Live - Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical

Contract Live - Musical Theater And Opera Performances

Contract Live - Popular Music Performances

Contract Live - Other Performing Arts Performances

Representation Services

Fine Arts And Theatrical Performance Instruction

Licensing Of Rights To Use Intellectual Property - Protected By Copyright

Meals And Beverages, Prepared And Served Or Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption

Meals And Non-Alcoholicoholic Beverages

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Government - All Other Federal, State, County, And Municipal

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private - Individuals

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private - Foundations

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private - Business And Industry

Contributions, Gifts, And Grants - Private - Other, Including Labor Unions.

Investment Income, Including Interest And Dividends

All Other Revenue

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Performing Arts Companies by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Performing Arts Companies company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Performing Arts Companies industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Performing Arts Companies measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 37%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 12%
Actors 8%
Producers and Directors 6%
Musicians, Singers, and Related Workers 19%
Musicians and Singers 17%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 8%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 9%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 8%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 6%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Performing Arts Companies Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Circuit Playhouse trademarks "UPTA" - Business services - 01/05/2018
  • Bent Image Lab patents Accurate Positioning Of Augmented Reality Content - 01/04/2018
  • Montalvo Association trademarks "START HERE. MONTALVO ARTS CENTER" - Entertainment in the nature or live musical, dance, and theater performances; entertainment in the nature of audio and visual performances by actors, musicians, dancers, lecturers, performance artists, multi-media artists, sound recording artists, puppeteers, and mimes; showcase audio and visual performances and exhibitions by resident and local, national and international artists; story telling; organizing and arranging exhibitions for entertainment, educational, and cultural purposes; arranging and conducting special events for social entertainment purposes; guided tours of historical villa and grounds; conducting educational exhibitions in the nature of art exhibits, culinary exhibits, and gardening exhibits; conducting entertainment exhibitions in the nature of art exhibits, food and wine events, circus events, film festivals; providing facilities for movies, shows, plays, music or educational training; education services - 12/22/2017
  • Bent Image Lab trademarks "AR CLOUD" - Computer software for providing geolocation mapping of virtual objects; computer software for collecting and gathering geolocation data into a database - 12/16/2017
  • Live Nation Entertainment patents Methods And Systems For Reducing Burst Usage Of A Networked Computer System - 03/23/2017
  • Atomic Design patents Display System - 12/22/2016
  • Rock of Ages Las Vegas raises $4 million in funding. - 11/02/2012

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Live Nation Entertainment581
    Atomic Design8
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    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces New Senior Director of Development - As Senior Managing Consultant at TRG Arts, the nation's premier performing arts consulting company, Willumsen pioneered patron loyalty and database strategies that resulted in major revenue gains for over 50 performing arts clients. Willumsen has been ... (01/10/2018)
    • Moscow Ballet Festival dances into the spotlight with ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Carmen’ at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts - The all-time favorite love story Romeo and Juliet and the romantic tragedy Carmen flourish with life and drama when the Moscow Festival Ballet dances into the spotlight in this family-friendly recital at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA ... (01/10/2018)
    • Media, Arts & Entertainment Pathway Merges Creativity and Business - He’s especially interested in using the performing arts for social change ... “There’s a misconception that arts majors aren’t hirable, but companies want to interview people with the traits of accomplished artists – such as discipline, long ... (01/10/2018)
    • Win tickets to MDLSX at 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival - Win two tickets to MDSLX, by Italian theatre company Motus, at the 2018 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Subverting gender binaries, the award-winning Italian performer Silvia Calderoni puts on a raucous and visceral dance party filled with ... (01/10/2018)
    • THS Tiger Theatre Company to present 'Oklahoma!' this weekend - Texas High School's Tiger Theatre Company will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the John Thomas Theatre of the Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 3941 Summerhill Road. Friday and Saturday's performances will be ... (01/10/2018)
    • Rockford's Coronado Performing Arts Center lands on Pollstar's top-selling theaters list - ROCKFORD — The Coronado Performing Arts Center sold a record number of tickets in 2017 ... the publication's list does not account for ticket sales of local resident companies at the Coronado — such as Rockford Symphony Orchestra and Rockford Coronado ... (01/10/2018)
    • Children's Theatre Company stages 'Rapunzel and the Frog Prince' in South Holland - Children's Theatre Company presents "Rapunzel and the Frog Prince" Jan. 13 to 20 at South Suburban College's Kindig Performing Arts Center in South Holland. The clever mash-up is by the late award-winning playwright Michele L. Vacca. "When she wrote her ... (01/06/2018)
    • Union Catholic's Performing Arts Company Will Present Cabaret Night on Friday, Jan. 5 - SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic Performing Arts Company will present its third annual Cabaret Night this Friday when past and present stars will share the stage in one of the most exciting events of the school year. Cabaret Night, directed by Mr ... (01/04/2018)
    • East End Theater Company Accepting Entries For Performing Arts Scholarship - Members of Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS), an East End-based theater group, are busily preparing for their annual A Spectacular Christmas Carol production taking place at Guild Hall on Friday, December 4th, Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th. (01/04/2018)
    • Attention, Dallas-area arts organizations: Moody Fund is giving away $100,000 - This year, the AT&T Performing Arts Center will distribute $100,000 from the endowment ... Adam Adolfo, Soul Rep Theatre Company, Therefore Art & Performance Group and Cry Havoc Theater Company. Get $25 general admission tickets for each show at ... (12/30/2017)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $5,637,929 on Performing Arts Companies. It has awarded 490 contracts to 232 companies, with an average value of $24,301 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Performing Arts Companies to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Admissions To Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Performing Arts CompaniesOpportunity/Threat
    Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Admissions To Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical are less than those from Performing Arts Companies. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Admissions To Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Admissions To Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical Product Sales Report

    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Performing Arts CompaniesOpportunity/Threat
    Movie Theaters
    Movie Theaters
    Amusement & Theme Parks
    Golf Courses & Country Clubs

    Since sales from Performing Arts Companies are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Performing Arts Companies industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
    Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

    Live Performances Produced Under Contract
    Live Performances Produced Under Contract Product Sales Report

    Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright
    Licensing Of Rights To Use Property Protected By Copyright Product Sales Report

    Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption
    Meals & Non-Alcoholic Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption Product Sales Report

    Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump
    Alcoholic Beverages Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consump Product Sales Report

    Advertising Services
    Advertising Services Product Sales Report