Yearbook SGAE 2020: 75% less tickets sold in film and theater, 16% more Netflix consumption

The pandemic and the toughest sanitary restrictions truncated in 2020 the evolution of Spanish culture, especially the performing arts, movie theaters and conce

Yearbook SGAE 2020: 75% less tickets sold in film and theater, 16% more Netflix consumption

The pandemic and the toughest sanitary restrictions truncated in 2020 the evolution of Spanish culture, especially the performing arts, movie theaters and concerts, who lost approximately half of their offer and retained only a quarter of their attendees and from Your income These are the main conclusions of the YEARIO SGAE of the Performing Arts, Musical and Audiovisual Arts 2021, presented on Tuesday with a prologue in which the President of his Foundation, Juan José Solana, points out how the figures last year accounted for "a precipice" that broke The tendency to recover the economic crisis towards the maximum peak registered in 2007 and 2008.

By sectors, the greatest percentage fall was that registered by cinema, with a loss of 57.4% sessions (up to 1.6 million), 74.7% of attendees (26.5 million people) and a 74.2% of the collection (159 million euros).

It was not a good year for live music, with falls of 50.3% of the offer (45,300 concerts were carried out), of 79% of public (there were 5.9 million attendees) and 73.3% of the Collection, up to 102.3 million euros, indicators These last two that include macrofestivals and concert data.

Classical music, which had been three years of positive evolution, also lived a sharp recoil, with losses of 54% of the activity (only 7,472 concerts were made), of 79.3 of the spectators (1.1 million attended) and from the 73.6 of the box office (about 12 million euros were entered).

The theater, king of the scenic arts, was also left with about 24,000 representations 49.2% of the functions, 75% of the spectators (the final figure was 3.1 million) and 70.6% of the Income from ticket sales (up to close around 61 million).

They are data similar to those of dance, with 49.4% less functions (were finally 1,094), 75.3% of assistants (almost 230,000) and 68.2% of collection (up to 2.7 millions of euros).

The worst data within this group was for opera and zarzuela. Despite the effort of spaces as the Royal Theater or the Teatro de la Zarzuela for maintaining its programming, there was 71.6% less representations (in total, about 379), 87.8% of the spectators (almost 95,000 people They stepped on these spaces) and 83.3 of the collection (3.7 million euros).

Of the pandemic, those demonstrations that could be enjoyed from home were reinforced, such as video platforms, who saw the number of their subscribers, especially Netflix (35.8% more), Movistar (17.7% more) and Amazon Prime video (16.7% more). Traditional television increased 19 minutes plus their daily consumption per person, until 231.

Nor did it leave the recorded music, with 6% more thanks to the thrust of streaming (16% more consumption), although its growth was tagrated by the temporary closure of trainers of physical formats, which lost 24.5% of Your sales It is a story similar to that lived by videogames, whose physical market rose 4.8% by 2020.

"We trust that it changes the trend," said Solana, although those responsible for the report see at the moment a trend "very similar to that of this year, like a mirror, a little bit better towards the end." In that sense, they have said that "a certain fear, with empty armchairs that months ago with the limitation of capacity had not been perceived.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 10:14

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