Performing Arts--Selected Data; 1990 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1207):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 41 rows and 18 columns.

Sales, receipts, and expenditures in millions of dollars (146 represents $146,000,000). For seasons ending in year shown, except as indicated


  1. Source: The League of American Theaters and Producers, Inc, New York,
    NY. For season ending in year shown.
  2. All shows (new productions and holdovers from previous seasons).
  3. Eight performances constitute one playing week.
  4. North American Tours include U.S. and Canadian companies.
  5. Source: Theatre Communications Group, New York, NY. For years
    ending on or prior to Aug. 31.
  6. Beginning in 2002, nonprofit theatre data is based on survey responses and extrapolated data from IRS Form 990.
  7. Source: OPERA America, New York, NY. For years ending on or prior to Aug 31.
  8. U.S. companies.
  9. Prior to 1993, and for 1999, United States and Canadian companies; 1993 to 1998, and 2000-2004 U.S. companies only.
  10. Includes educational performances, outreach, etc.
  11. For paid performances.
  12. Source: American Symphony Orchestra League, Inc., New York, NY.
    For years ending Aug. 31. Prior to 1995, represents 254 U.S. orchestras; beginning
    1995, represesnts all U.S. orchestras, excluding college/university and youth orchestras.
    Also, beginning 1995, data based on 1,200 orchestras.


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