TAPA Stats Reports
The TAPA Stats Reports are industry-wide surveys of Toronto’s professional not-for-profit and commercial theatre, dance and opera companies. Administered and analyzed by The Strategic Counsel, the findings of the TAPA Stats Reports provide up-to-date statistical information about the Toronto performing arts industry.
TAPA Stats Report Phase III
The TAPA Stats Report Phase III presents findings from data gathered in an industry-wide survey sent to the TAPA Membership. This report summarizes the data for the periods of 2008/09 and 2009/10. Consistent with Phase I (2004/05 and 2005/06) and Phase II (2006/07 and 2007/08), the TAPA Stats Report Phase III reflects the footprint of the overall theatre, dance and opera industry and its impact on the city of Toronto.
Photos from the Launch of the TAPA Stats Report Phase III
L-R: Councillor Michael Thompson, Councillor Norm Kelly, Councillor Gary Crawford, Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Councillor Chin lee, TAPA Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen, Committee Chair Linda Barnett, TAPA Board President Meredith Potter, The Strategic Counsel: Michael Sullivan and Ira Glassner.
Official City Proclamation
L-R: Jacoba Knaapen and Toronto City Councillor Gary Crawford
TAPA Stats Report Phase I
Important key findings from the TAPA Stats Report Phase 1 include:
- Over 1 million individuals attended a professional theatre, dance or opera event
- They spent over $169 million on tickets
- Over 2.5 million single and subscription tickets were sold by TAPA members
- 22% of audience members come from outside the City of Toronto
- 2,800 high school groups attended a performance in Toronto
TAPA Stats Report Phase II
Important key findings from the TAPA Stats Report Phase II include:
- In the 2007/08 season over 2.4 million single and subscription tickets were sold by TAPA members.
- TAPA members surveyed report a sustained and substantial increase in the number of performances presented since 2004/05. The total number of performances reported for 2007/08 season is 11,916.
- Torontonians spent over 152 million on tickets at participating TAPA member companies during the 2007/08 season.
- TAPA member sponsorships increased to over $10.25 million in 2007/08.
- Students are an important audience for Toronto producers. In 2007/08, nearly 100,000 students attended in-school and theatre performances.
The NEW Indie Theatre Producer’s Guide
The NEW Indie Producers Guide was re-launched at the TAPA AGM on Monday November 21, 2011
A guide to producing for new and independent theatre companies. This book is a virtual course in producing. Edited by respected producer, Sandra Lefrançois along with a wealth of theatre industry contributors, this workbook is a must have for anyone getting a show up or anyone wondering what it takes. Contents include fundraising and budgets, contracts, securing space and publicizing your show, resource lists, and much more.
The New Indie Theatre Producers Guide is available at:
- TAPA Please email Alexis at email@example.com to order your copy.
- Theatre Books
- Theatre Ontario In person only.
Members/Non Members: $25.00
Arts and Media List
A new partnership with STAF – the Small Theatre Administrative Facility – enables TAPA Members to access a comprehensive Media List at no cost. To download your copy login to the Members Only section of tapa.ca.
The Doras-30 Years of Theatre Dance and Opera in Toronto
As part of the 30th anniversary Doras TAPA created a special book commemorating three decades of the Doras. Published by TAPA and edited by Angela Rebeiro, Member of the Order of Canada and now-retired head of Playwrights Canada Press for sixteen years, The Doras: 30 Years of Theatre, Dance and Opera in Toronto was distributed free of charge to all guests who attend the Award Show ceremony on Monday June 29th, 2009 at the Winter Garden Theatre. It is now available for sale at TheatreBooks in Toronto.
Contributing their stories to The Doras: 30 Years of Theatre, Dance and Opera in Toronto are several of the biggest names in Toronto’s performing arts scene including Peggy Baker, Daniel Brooks, Rosemary Dunsmore, David Ferry, Ken Gass, Sky Gilbert, Linda Griffiths, Tomson Highway, David Mirvish, Fiona Reid, Richard Rose, Anusree Roy Alison Sealy-Smith and R.H.Thomson to name a few. Charlotte Moore, grand-daughter of Dora Mavor Moore, provides the afterward.
STAGES: A Guide to Toronto’s Theatre Facilities
Updated Fall 2011!
The newly reformatted STAGES is your source for finding venues across the City of Toronto that fit the criteria for your production or rehearsal, whether it be for theatre, dance or opera. Organized by venue size STAGES includes:
- Venue Capacity
- Rental Contact Information
- Venue Website
If you would like to include a venue in STAGES, update a current listing or order a copy please contact Alexis Da Silva-Powell, Corporate Partnerships and Membership Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Non Member: $35 | Members: FREE
TAPA Membership List
With professional theatre companies, service organizations, suppliers and related companies, this membership list of almost 200 can be divided into TAPA’s Small Theatre, Cross-Cultural and commerical caucuses. Updated monthly.
Non-Members $20.00 | Members: Free!
Please email Alexis at email@example.com to order your copy