Arts attendance has been increasing since the end of pandemic restrictions – but unevenly, according to a new analysis of official Government data by Data Culture Change and Campaign for the Arts.
The report finds that:
- Overall, the proportion of the population attending arts events in England was increasing between October 2021 and June 2022; however
- Engagement with different artforms is reviving at different paces. Audiences for theatre and live music are proportionally further from returning to pre-pandemic levels than those for cinemas and exhibitions.
- There has been a possible increase in the proportion of adults engaging with literary events