Statistical activity code: 40414
Number of theatres, productions, performances, theatre halls, seating capacity and attendance by type of theatre
Number of productions, performances, attendance and average ticket price by type of theatre and genre of production
Number of performances by target group
Financial data by type of theatre
Average ticket price – gross box office receipts divided by total number of tickets sold.
Cultural event (data published for 1995–2003) – any cultural event produced by a theatre, except theatre productions, e.g. a ball, concert, poetry reading, etc. Only events with tickets sold are counted.
Employees (data published for 2000–2006) – persons working under an employment contract.
Guest performance – a performance given outside the regular venue of the production.
Labour costs – costs on wages and salaries of all employees, including temporary workers, with calculated social tax (basic wage, bonuses, holiday pay, guarantees and allowances paid in the cases prescribed by the law and other labour associated costs).
New production – a production that premiered during the reference year.
Other production – e.g. a circus show that uses acrobatic elements, pantomime, clownery; a production that cannot be strictly categorized under any other type of production.
Theatres who submitted a report to the Estonian Theatre Agency
Estonia as a whole
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More information on theatre statistics is available in the database of the Estonian Theatre Agency at statistika.teater.ee or in the publications “Eesti teatristatistika” and “Teatrielu”.
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The data are published for Estonia only. Geographical comparability at international level cannot be assessed.
The main data on theatres have been published since 1985, the data on economic activities since 1995, the data on performances by target group since 2004 and the data on performances by genre of production since 2007. Until 2003 (incl.), data was published only on state and town theatres. In 2004–2006, also other theatres supported from the state budget were included. Since 2007, in addition to state and town theatres, all private theatres and theatre projects have been included, irrespective of whether or not they receive state support. The data on state and town theatres in the time series are comparable over time, and the data on private theatres and theatre projects are comparable since 2007. Changes in the time series may be due to the difference in the definitions and methodology used by Statistics Estonia and the Estonian Theatre Agency. Statistics Estonia collected data on theaters before 2004, Estonian Theater Agency since 2004.
The cross-domain coherence can not be assessed. Theatre data have been collected by the Estonian Theatre Agency since 2004 and the same information is currently not collected anywhere else in Estonia.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent. Due to rounding, the sums received by adding numbers in tables are not always equal with the total.
The following data are received from the Estonian Theatre Agency: target group, genre, number of productions, performances, theatre halls, seating capacity, attendance, box office receipts, financial data.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Theatres submit a report to the Estonian Theatre Agency.
Statistics Estonia receives the data from the Estonian Theatre Agency by e-mail.
The data are compared with the data of previous periods. All columns are checked to make sure that they have been completed as required.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional indicators.