Audience increases at Rome opera house

Growing number of young people, newcomers

(ANSA) - Rome, December 28 - The Rome opera house's audience has increased in 2016, according to a Doxa survey commissioned by the opera house's foundation directed by Carlo Fuortes published on Wednesday.
    The study registered a growing number of young people, in equal parts men and women, and stressed that 42% of those who went to the theater were newcomers.
    Overall, the vast majority had a university degree (72%) and a job (68%), according to the poll.
    Only 17% were pensioners.
    A reported 30% were between the ages of 15 and 40, 39% were aged 41 to 60 and 31% were over 60.
    The survey also found that 13% of theater goers were foreign tourists.
    Ticket sales grew 35.8% from 2014 to 2015 and further increased by 11.2% in 2016, totaling 11.6 million euros.
    Theater goers reportedly rose 28.2% for a total of 242,800 people while season tickets grew 29.7% for a total of 3,915 subscriptions.


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