According to The League of American Theatres and Producers, which released its annual demographics report for the 2006-2007 season today, the average age of the Broadway theatregoer was 41.2, while those under 18 bought 1.42 million tickets. The latter is a 23 percent increase from the previous year. Thanks, Wicked!
The report says that tourists — both domestic U.S. and international — bought 65 percent of the 12.3 million tickets that were purchased for Broadway shows last season. Of those 12.3 million tickets, 1.9 million were bought by international visitors. In fact, foreign tourists comprised 16 percent of Broadway audiences, which is the highest in recent history.
Also, 26 percent of theatregoers were non-Caucasians, a 17 percent increase from the previous season and a 56 percent increase from five years ago.