There are many differing types of performing arts venues, and these facilities are indoors or outdoors, built in different shapes and sizes, and sometimes for different purposes. Examples of venues include, but are not limited to: stadiums, band shells or band stands, concert halls, opera houses, general auditoriums, nightclubs, arenas, and/or theaters. Performing arts venues may be funded publicly or privately, and may or may not charge admission fees for the performances that occur on their premises. Depending upon the type of venue and its hours of operation, the events a venue hosts may differ in length and type of performance.
Competition exists between the vast amounts of different performing arts venues that can be found worldwide. Demand in this industry is dependent upon the performances they schedule, and as such it is important that the performing arts event be popular and in-demand themselves in order to generate patrons.