Children's participation in theatre activities in England 2008-2019, by age

This statistic presents the share of children who had participated in theatre and drama activities in the last year in England, according to annual surveys conducted between 2008/09 and 2018/19. In 2018/19 51 percent of 11-15 year olds were participating in drama activities, compared to 69 percent in year 2008/09.

Share of children who participated in theatre and drama activities in the last year in England from 2008/09 to 2018/19, by age

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2008/09 to 2018/19**

Number of respondents

1,644*

Age group

5-15 years

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Base for 2018/19 2017/18: 5-10 year olds: n= 999; 11-15 year olds: n= 645.
2016/17: 5-10 year olds: n= 967; 11-15 year olds: n= 638.
2015/16: 5-10 year olds: n= 1096; 11-15 year olds: n= 684
2014/15: 5-10 year olds: n= 1,104; 10-15 year olds: n= 721.
2013/14: 5-10 year olds: n= 1233; 10-15 year olds n=786.
2012/13: 5-10 year olds: n= 1136; 10-15 year olds n=801.
2011/12: 5-10 year olds: n= 1040; 10-15 year olds n=771.
2010/11: 5-10 year olds: n= 1590; 10-15 year olds n=1116.
2009/10: 5-10 year olds: n= 1809; 10-15 year olds n=1350.
2008/09: 5-10 year olds: n= 1476; 10-15 year olds n=1146.

** Survey periods run April to March.

The source provides the following additional information: "Data for 5-10 year olds relates to out of school activities only. Data for 11-15 years olds relates to activities undertaken both in and out of school."

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