German opera audiences are down by 2.2%main
The figures are out for theatre activity in Germany in 2016/17.
The Deutsche Bühnenverein covers 140 state and regional theatres, 128 orchestras, 210 privately owned theatres and 84 Festivals.
It finds a 2.2 percent drop in opera attendancs, 3.3 percent in dance and 6.4 percent for the operetta and musicals.
There was no obvious cause.