In Canada: Young Audiences At More Performances

Statistics Canada reports that young people are a large proportion of the country’s arts audiences. “Young people attended a total of 13,500 performances in theatre, dance, music and opera in 2003, accounting for about one-quarter of the attendance figures, according to a new study from the government agency. In all, 3.8 million young people attended performances in 2003. That compares with 3.6 million in 2001 and 3.4 million in 1999.”