Education and Culture in Lithuania
(edition 2022)

Activities of cultural institutions

 

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Activities of cultural institutions

In 2021, there were 106 museums* in our country, of which 4 – national, 16 – republican, 53 – municipal, 10 – non-state, and 23 – departmental museums. Over the year the number of museum visitors totalled 3.2 million, or by 348 thousand (12,3 per cent) more than in 2020. The highest number of visitors was received by the Lithuanian Sea Museum (457 thousand), National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (255 thousand), Lithuanian National Museum of Art (201 thousand) and Trakai History Museum (141 thousand).

In 2021, museums organised 1,665 exhibitions, of which 91 – international (in 2020, 1,508 and 67 respectively), issued 142 publications on museum activities (in 2020, 103). The number of exhibits of the museum stock totalled 7 million 840.4 thousand, although only 374.1 thousand (4.8 per cent) of them were exhibited.

In 2021, Lithuanian cinemas received 1.4 million cinemagoers, which is by 204 thousans less than a year ago due to the quarantine. Over the year, one resident would visit cinema, on average, 0.5 times. Last year, the total number of cinema halls amounted to 116. In total, there were 18.7 thousand seats in cinemas. There were, on average, 0.6 thousand showings per cinema hall. Over the year, cinemas’ revenue generated from tickets sold decreased from EUR 8.6 million to EUR 8.0 million (by 7.9 per cent).

In 2021, there were 967 thousand registered library users in all 2,214 Lithuania’s libraries, or by 71 thousand (6.8 per cent) less than in 2020. There were, on average, 437 registered users per library. Over the year, one user would visit a library, on average, 11.2 times. The number of both libraries and readers is decreasing each year.

There are 60 theatres in our country, of which 13 public and 47 private. In 2021, they gave 4.9 thousand performances, which were visited by 612 thousand theatregoers. Over the year, the number of new and renewed performances given by public theatres amounted to 148. In 2021, 7 state concert agencies arranged 595 concerts with 143 thousand visitors.

In 2021, there were 615 cultural centres in the country with 3.4 thousand amateur art groups, studies and circles, which held 36.5 thousand concerts and other cultural events.

* Source: Museum statistics

 

Total number of cultural institutions

At the end of the year

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Attendance of cultural places
Per cent

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Libraries

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Cultural centres, 2021

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Museums

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Cinemas

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The latest new movies by country of origin

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total by country

114

129

134

212

291

309

356

383

271

251

France

7

7

9

20

32

31

23

45

45

39

Russia

-

8

7

12

19

26

27

31

21

13

Lithuania

1

2

10

10

13

13

24

37

23

12

Germany

1

2

1

11

4

4

7

13

9

9

United Kingdom

5

6

11

19

10

5

7

26

23

8

Spain

2

1

3

3

5

3

4

2

7

Other European countries

7

8

10

16

38

60

88

67

42

38

United States

87

93

81

108

162

158

142

138

89

103

Other countries

4

-

2

13

8

9

37

22

17

22

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- Category not applicable.

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National movies

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Volumes of radio and television programmes
hours

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Structure of original programmes of radio and television
hours

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Theatre activities

 

 

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Number of theatres

State theatre

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

Non-state theatre

26

26

26

24

24

39

37

38

36

47

Number of theatregoers, thousand

State theatre

625

645

659

719

753

767

709

765

305

314

Non-state theatre

233

407

564

735

526

628

643

698

256

298

Performances and other entertainment

State theatre

2,760

2,732

2,710

3,113

3,361

3,521

2,830

2,880

1,496

2,044

Non-state theatre

1,757

2,190

2,910

2,988

2,806

3,757

3,910

4,243

1,804

2,846

Revenue from the sale of tickets, EUR thousand

State theatre

4,639

5,022

5,467

6,370

6,773

7,138

8,353

7,882

3,058

4,720

Non-state theatre

929

1,658

4,540

5,048

5,738

6,798

6,393

7,345

2,729

3,381

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Activities of state concert agencies

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The function of dissemination of professional musical culture both in the country and abroad is performed by seven state concert organisations:

  • The National Philharmonic Society of Lithuania

  • The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra

  • The Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra "Trimitas"

  • The State Song and Dance Ensemble "Lietuva"

  • The State Chamber Choir "Polifonija"

  • The Vilnius State Choir

  • Kaunas State Philharmonic Society

In addition to the direct concert activity, the above mentioned institutions arrange international festivals and competitions in the field of professional arts in our country.

 

Monthly earnings of persons employed in art, entertainment and recreation activity organisation enterprises

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