Dutch go to theatre more often

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29 November 2007, AMSTERDAM – The number of visits to performances and shows at theatres, concert halls and festivals rose 2.5 percent in 2006 to 12.7 million.

29 November 2007

AMSTERDAM – The number of visits to performances and shows at theatres, concert halls and festivals rose 2.5 percent in 2006 to 12.7 million.

Both professionally staged musicals and classical music performances in particular saw a significant rise in visitors, but amateur performances also drew more attention.

Popular music, cabaret and stage plays saw their numbers of visits decline. The Association of Theatre and Concert Hall Directors (VACD) announced this on Thursday.

Growth was lower than in 2005, when the number of visits rose by no less than 8 percent.

The number of venues and seats remained virtually the same: 258 halls and more than 123,000 seats throughout the Netherlands. Including standing room, the number of places rises to 141,000.

The number of performances and concerts increased by 8 percent in 2006 to almost 37,000. The average number of visits per venue fell slightly from 86,000 to just above 84,000. More than 9,000 performances were sold out, 1,700 more than in 2005.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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