Performing Arts in Canada: What Are Audiences Telling Us? – November 25

Performing arts groups are working to find a new equilibrium in this post-pandemic era, balancing a joyous return to live performance with challenging economic realities. Yet audiences are still not beating a path to our doors. Is it just a matter of time, or do we need to make significant changes to re-connect with existing audiences – and build connections with new ones? 

On November 25, 2022, we invited experts who have tracked arts and culture consumer attitudes and perspectives since very early in the pandemic to share insights on ever-evolving patron attitudes, and how we might best respond to what patrons are telling us. 

This is the second of a 2-webinar series. For resources from the first webinar, titled “Performing Arts in Canada: Where are the audiences”, click here. 


  • Alan Brown, Managing Principal, Wolf Brown 
  • Emilie BossardNanos Research Group  
  • Elise Boileau, Evidence and Insight Researcher, and Oliver Mantell, Director of Evidence and Insight, The Audience Agency  
  • Host: Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Canada Research Chair in Socially Engaged Theatre; Director, Centre for Socially Engaged Theatre (C-SET), Assistant Professor, University of Regina 



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