Philharmonie de Paris
(c) Remy Franck

One and a half years after its inauguration in January 2015, the Philharmonie de Paris, undertook a study to better know the various segments of its audience. The quantitative study surveyed the individual adult audience (age 15 and higher) over an entire season, from September 2016 to August 2017. In all, 38,185 surveys were collected. The study was now published.

With 47.9 years, the average age of the adult audience is comparable to the average age of the French population age 15 and over, i.e., 48 years. New spectators, for both classical and non-classical concerts, are significantly younger (41.1 years as compared to 52.9 years for previous spectators). The average age of spectators for classical music concerts (51.3 years) is lower than that found in previous studies. However, it is still higher than the average age for non-classical concerts (42.7 years).

52% of audience members live outside the city of Paris: 37% in Île-de-France (Greater Paris, inner and outer suburbs) and 15% in another French region.

For the 48% of audience members living in Paris the best-represented districts (arrondissements) are those of eastern and especially north-eastern Paris (52% of  the Parisian audience).

From they consulted people, 30% were coming to the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris for the first time. Newcomers represent almost 20% of concert-goers in general, and 31% of spectators for special projects (artistic projects that combine music and images, dance, or any other artistic form) offered by the institution.

According to the study, 65% of the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris audiences have a higher-education degree (three years of study or more), compared to 21% for the population of Greater Paris (Île-de-France) and 11% of the general population of France.

The audiences of the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris declare an extremely high level of satisfaction in every area of the establishment’s activities. 97% of audience members say they are satisfied with their experience, and the vast majority of them are even very satisfied.

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