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Sacit Hadi Akdede
''An extension on attendance and efficiency in turkish state theaters''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.1 )
This paper investigates the attendance and efficiency of state theaters in Turkey. It is found that public theater attendance is price inelastic since theater expenses occupy a small space in theatergoers' budget sets. This is true since theater tickets are subsidized by almost 97 percent. Touring to less developed cities attract more attendance per performance compared to changing the stages for a particular play on most developed cities. This finding suggests that state theaters should tour to different less developed cities more. This can diminish the criticism to state theaters also since popular press criticizes the state theaters in terms of producing many ATMactors. Results of 2003-2004 season indicate that performance is not a significant determinant of total paid attendance, whereas 2004-2005 season indicates that plays are performed too many times since performance is negatively and significantly affecting total paid attendance.
Keywords: Attendance, efficiency, Turkish state theaters
JEL: Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 09 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Feb 27 2012

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