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Performing arts

The statistic shows the activity at the professional theaters in Denmark. The theaters divided into state-subsidized and non-state-subsidized theaters. Statistics for the state-subsidized theaters have been prepared since the season 1980/1981. Statistics for the non-state-subsidized theaters have been prepared since the 2003/2004 season. Statistics on international guest performances on both state-sponsored and non state-subsidized theaters have been prepared since the 2004/2005 season. In season 2005/2006 was the concert and culture hosted international guest performances also included in the statistics. The figures for the season 2015/2016 are not directly comparable with previous figures as there has been a data break. For the season of 2020/2021 and forward, the statistics have been revised, where the number of categories with regards to theatres, genre audience and audience group have been expanded. Therefore there has been a data break. To preserve a longer time series, a new table in Statbank has been developed, which is consistent over time and stretches back to season 2015/2016.

Statistical presentation

The statistic shows the number of productions, performances and spectators and trends at the state-sponsored and non-state funded professional theaters. For each production For information about genre and the production has been on tour both in Denmark and abroad. The statistics also provides information on foreign guest performances in Denmark. Finally, report the state-supported information about the theater's revenues, state aid and grants from private foundations. The figures for the season 2015/2016 are not directly comparable with previous figures as there has been a data break. The statistics of seasons, which runs from 1 July to 30 June the following year.

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Statistical processing

Data is collected annually through electronic questionnaires. The data is validated and compared with data from previous seasons. If theatres haven't answered the latest questionnaire their answer from the year before is imported.

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Key users are the Ministry of Culture, government, public and private organizations, researchers and the press. There has not been a user satisfaction.

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Accuracy and reliability

Reporting for the Performing Arts statistic is voluntary. Therefore, the statistics are not fully comprehensive. Several of the non-state-subsidized theaters report that they do not have resources to cooperate in the investigation. Many reporters are small theater producers / project theaters that receive government subsidies to develop a single production. It can be difficult to get reports from some of these reporters. Yet it is estimated that performing arts statistics cover the majority of activities in performing arts, as all large and medium state-subsidized and non-subsidized theaters, participate in the study in each season.

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Timeliness and punctuality

The statistics are published annually. Summary statistical data are published 5-6 months after the end of the season (December).

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The statistics have been compiled since the season 1980-81. In connection with the changes to the legislative etc., Regulating aid to the theaters, there may be changes in the population, which can complicate comparisons over time. There has been no comparison of these statistics with similar international surveys.

Statistics Bank contains 3 tables with data that can be returned for the season 1981/1982.

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Accessibility and clarity

The statistics are published in Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik (News from Statistics Denmark) and in the StatBank Denmark.

News from statistics Denmark is published 5-6 months after the end of the reference period and contains summary results and time-series.

Statistical News is published 5-7 months after the end of the reference period and contains detailed information on the theatres.

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