Performing Arts in Canada: What Are Audiences Telling Us?

Date: Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST 

Location: Zoom Meetings  

Interpretation options: French-English simultaneous interpretation, ASL, LSQ and automatic AI generated closed captioning in English and French.

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? 

A rectangular colourful banner with the title Performing Arts in Canada: What are audiences telling us?, showing the date of November 25 and time of 1:00 pm Eastern, and logos of the co-presenters, as well as research and funders.


In the second webinar in this series, we’ve 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. 



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




Research and Funders