Spektrix Data Insights
Information, inspiration, and ideas for arts organisations and teams
At Spektrix, we're committed to working with theatres, arts centres, music venues, visitor attractions and many more - providing the technology and expertise the sector needs to engage and deepen relationships with the broadest range of audiences.
As the technology partner of choice for the performing arts, we're in a unique position to analyse the largest database of arts audience insights existing today. Spektrix data insights support the industry to set benchmarks, share analysis, and promote connection between arts organisations and their audiences.
Explore data snapshots on this page, and delve deeper to find expert analysis, peer success, and practical resources to help you beat the benchmarks in your own venue.
Where does our data come from?
arts & culture organisations
million in donations
How are arts audiences changing in the aftermath of Covid-19?
Ticket sales in 2023 were
of 2019 levels
Across the UK and Ireland, ticket sales exceeded pre-pandemic levels for the first time - but behaviour patterns looked very different across the sector.
of ticket bookers purchased for the first time
of all ticket bookers return year on year
Reattendance and loyalty have recovered from the impact of the pandemic, but remains in long-term decline.
of new ticket bookers return year on year
The second visit may be the hardest of all, but can be key to long-term retention.
Understanding ticket sales, returning audiences, and first-time arts attendance data
We worked with Indigo Ltd to analyse and explore post-pandemic audience data across the UK.
Spektrix data, combined with expert analysis from Indigo, showed us that first-time audiences are critical to the sector's recovery.
2023 saw record numbers of people booking tickets for cultural events, and the last two years have seen a higher proportion of first-time bookers than ever before.
It's hard to keep first-timers attending regularly in the long term. But audience members who first bought tickets in 2022 are more likely to stay engaged than they were before the pandemic - creating a real opportunity to reverse decline and build a new, loyal, post-lockdown audience base.
Ticket Sales & Donations
Data on arts audience behaviours, from digital engagement to philanthropy
of transactions take place online
Online customer journeys are becoming ever more vital to arts organisations' success
35% on desktop
62% on mobile
3% on tablet
The Future of Audience Loyalty
Expert partners reflect on the trends and behaviours impacting audience loyalty today.
Royal Exchange Theatre
How a well-loved producing theatre is rebuilding loyalty through flexible season ticket sales.
About Spektrix Data Insights
Where does our data come from?
Spektrix works with over 650+ arts and entertainment organisations across the UK, Ireland, US, and Canada. Our arts sector Data Insights include sales and donation data from the vast majority of our users, providing the most comprehensive dataset of its kind in the cultural sector.
What is Spektrix?
Spektrix is the leading solution for CRM, ticketing, marketing, and fundraising in the arts and culture sector. Purpose-built to serve the needs of arts professionals, Spektrix combines cutting-edge technology with expert advice to help the sector, and its audiences, to thrive.