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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters

Overview: the U.S. Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters: 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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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

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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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 - 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

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

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

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.

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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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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%
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 36%
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers 26%
Actors, Producers, and Directors 20%
Actors 15%
Producers and Directors 6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12%
Food and Beverage Serving Workers 8%
Personal Care and Service Occupations 12%
Entertainment Attendants and Related Workers 10%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 7%
Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 7%
Sales and Related Occupations 7%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

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Innovation News

  • Virginia Repertory Theatre trademarks "FIELD" - Educational and entertainment services - 01/27/2015

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Virginia Repertory Theatre

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Plymouth MA Things to Do: John Carver Inn Dinner Theater – Murder Most Medieval - Residents of and visitors to Plymouth MA know the town is a regional hub for theatre, and other live performance (especially music). Could one could attend a different theatrical performance each week, and still not see them all? Yes. Dinner theater is a ... (01/10/2018)
    • Wendy Raquel Robinson to Host the 27th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards Honoring Legendary Thespians Jenifer Lewis, Anika Noni Rose, Brandon Victor Dixon - If her acting schedule weren’t busy enough, Ms. Robinson makes times to enrich the lives of our youth through her non-profit performing arts company ... for the NAACP Theatre Awards Show. The prestigious star-studded dinner gala is produced for ... (01/10/2018)
    • Arts Traveler: Reborn Forst Inn back in dinner theater business - Ron Kaminski, a local lawyer, opened The Little Sandwich Theatre back then in the space. They placed a white bread sandwich and some chips at every seat prior to each theatrical performance in a small-scale version of dinner theater. The company ran for ... (01/10/2018)
    • Red Hot Show Choir Dinner Theatre - Once a year the two groups throw a gala dinner party to kick start their season. Tony made his annual trip to the choir's dinner theatre for a sultry look at their new routines. (01/10/2018)
    • Remembering Local Theater Legend, Jeannette Clift George - In 1967 George formed the local Christian theater company, the After Dinner Players (A.D. Players), from a group ... her life-long passion for theatre, and her steadfast love for her Lord Jesus Christ. Her presence among us will be sorely missed.” (01/09/2018)
    • Hampton Theatre Company Bringing To Life A Whodunit Murder Mystery At Quogue Community Hall - Additionally, Hampton Theatre Company will offer special dinner and theater packages in collaboration with the Westhampton, Southampton, Hampton Bays and Quogue libraries. Quogue Community Hall is located at 125 Jessup Avenue in Quogue. To reserve tickets ... (01/04/2018)
    • Rake star Caroline Brazier dishes the dirt in Sydney Theatre Company's Dinner - On a wintry night at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre some years ago, Caroline Brazier was playing a "fabulous monster" hosting a dinner party from hell. Suddenly things got real. "A woman got up on stage and sat down on an empty chair at the dinner table and ... (08/28/2017)
    • Opelika Theatre Company to host murder mystery dinner Oct. 24 - Love a good "who-done-it?" Need an excuse to channel your inner Nancy Drew? For fans of intellectual crime-solving and battling of wits, Opelika Theatre Company’s murder mystery dinner might just be for you. On Saturday, Oct. 24, Opelika’s newest ... (10/07/2015)
    • Theatre company offers murder mystery dinner entertainment - The Whodunnit Dinner Theatre has been “killing it” in Oklahoma since 1991, but the team of comedy murder mystery actors are coming to Othello’s in Norman for the first time this December. The audience interaction format brings the audience up close ... (12/13/2013)
    • Newly formed Imagine company will separate the dinner from the theater - The actor doubling as a waiter during intermission is a staple of dinner theater. But one new company seeks to put some distance between the two roles. The Imagine Repertory Theatre Company makes its inaugural performance tonight with Will Osborne and ... (08/05/1994)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $234,626 on Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters. It has awarded 29 contracts to 17 companies, with an average value of $13,802 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 Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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 Theater Companies & Dinner TheatersOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Admissions To Theatrical Performances, Non-Musical are less than those from Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters. 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 Theater Companies & Dinner TheatersOpportunity/Threat
    Movie Theaters
    Movie Theaters
    Amusement & Theme Parks
    Golf Courses & Country Clubs

    Since sales from Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals & Bev, Prepared/Served/Dispensed, For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Theater Companies & Dinner Theaters 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

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

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

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

    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Improvisational theaters, Theater companies (except dance), amateur, Puppet theaters, Theaters, dinner, Musical theater companies or groups, Mime theaters, Opera companies, Theatrical repertory companies, Musical theater productions, live, Burlesque companies, Comedy troupes, Broadway theaters, musical, Dinner theaters, Stock companies, theatrical, Summer theaters, Theatrical stock companies, live theatrical production (except dance), Road companies, Repertory companies, Vaudeville companies, Theatrical road companies, Community theaters, etc.

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