Education, Culture and Sports in Lithuania
(edition 2020)

Activities of cultural institutions

 

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Activities of cultural institutions

In 2019, there were 107 museums* in our country, of which 4 – national, 15 – republican, 55 – municipal, 10 – non-state and 22 – departmental museums. Over the year, the number of museum visitors totalled 5.6 million, or by 563 thousand (11 per cent) more than in 2018. The highest number of visitors was received by the Lithuanian Sea Museum (681 thousand), National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (598 thousand), Trakai History Museum (441 thousand), National Museum of Lithuania (389 thousand) and MO Museum (211 thousand).

In 2019, museums organised 1,878 exhibitions, of which 164 – international (in 2018, 1,964 and 146 respectively), issued 103 publications on museum activities (in 2018, 108). The number of exhibits of the museum stock totalled 7,569.2 thousand, though only 331.6 thousand (or 4.4 per cent) of them were exhibited.

In 2018, Lithuanian cinemas received 4 million cinemagoers, which is by 276 thousand less than a year ago. Over the year, one resident would visit cinema, on average, 1.4 times. Last year, the total number of cinema halls amounted to 98. In total, there were 19 thousand seats in cinemas. There were, on average, 1.1 thousand showings per cinema hall. Over the year, cinemas’ revenue generated from tickets sold decreased from EUR 22.6 million to EUR 21.6 million (or by 4.5 per cent).

In 2019, there were 1 million 133 thousand registered library users in all 2,365 Lithuania’s libraries, or by 29 thousand (2.4 per cent) less than in 2018. There were, on average, 479 registered users per library. Over the year, one user would visit a library, on average, 18.7 times. The number both of libraries and readers is decreasing each year.

There are 51 theatres in our country, of which – 13 public and 38 private. In 2019, they gave 7.1 thousand performances, which were visited by 1.4 million theatregoers. Over the year, the number of new and renewed performances given by public theatres reached 121. In 2019, 7 state concert agencies arranged 835 concerts; the number of visitors totalled 396 thousand.

In 2019, there were 637 cultural centres in the country with 3.8 thousand amateur art groups, studies and circles, which held 57.7 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, 2019

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Museums

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Cinemas

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The latest new movies by country of origin

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total by country

134

125

114

129

134

212

291

309

356

383

Spain

3

2

2

1

3

3

5

3

4

United Kingdom

4

5

5

6

11

19

10

5

7

26

United States

102

95

87

93

81

108

162

158

142

138

Lithuania

2

1

2

10

10

13

13

24

37

France

4

7

7

9

20

32

31

23

45

Russia

4

-

8

7

12

19

26

27

31

Germany

1

1

2

1

11

4

4

7

13

Other European countries

8

10

7

8

10

16

38

60

88

67

Other countries

4

4

-

2

13

8

9

37

22

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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

 

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Number of theatres

State theatre

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

13

Non-state theatre

27

26

26

26

26

24

24

39

37

38

Number of theatregoers, thousand

State theatre

587

594

625

645

659

719

753

767

709

765

Non-state theatre

271

256

233

407

564

735

526

628

643

698

Performances and other entertainment

State theatre

2,689

2,752

2,760

2,732

2,710

3,113

3,361

3,521

2,830

2,880

Non-state theatre

1,898

1,768

1,757

2,190

2,910

2,988

2,806

3,757

3,910

4,243

Revenue from the sale of tickets, EUR thousand

State theatre

4,140

4,379

4,639

5,022

5,467

6,370

6,773

7,138

8,353

7,882

Non-state theatre

1,127

920

929

1,658

4,540

5,048

5,738

6,798

6,393

7,345

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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.

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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