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 711110 Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters

This industry comprises (1) companies, groups, or theaters primarily engaged in producing the following live theatrical presentations: musicals; operas; plays; and comedy, improvisational, mime, and puppet shows and (2) establishments, commonly known as dinner theaters, engaged in producing live theatrical productions and in providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises. Theater groups or companies may or may not operate their own theater or other facility for staging their shows.


  • Establishments, such as nightclubs, primarily engaged in providing food and beverages for consumption on the premises and that also present live nontheatrical entertainment, are classified in Subsector 722, Food Services and Drinking Places;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in organizing, managing, and/or promoting performing arts productions without producing their own shows are classified in Industry Group 7113, Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events;
  • Companies, groups, or theaters primarily engaged in producing all types of live theatrical dance presentations are classified in Industry 711120, Dance Companies;
  • Freelance producers and performing artists (except musicians and vocalists) primarily engaged in theatrical activities independent of a company or group are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers; and
  • Musicians and vocalists are classified in Industry 711130, Musical Groups and Artists.
    No change 1997 to 2002 2002 NAICS to 1987 SIC 1997Economic Census Bridge Between 1997 NAICS and SIC
    Corresponding Index Entries
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    7111107111107922Comedy troupes
    7111107111107922Community theaters
    7111107111105812Dinner theaters
    7111107111107922Improvisational theaters
    7111107111107922Mime theaters
    7111107111107922Musical theater companies or groups
    7111107111107922Musical theater productions, live
    7111107111107922Opera companies
    7111107111107922Puppet theaters
    7111107111107922Repertory companies, theatrical
    7111107111107922Road companies, theatrical
    7111107111107922Stock companies, theatrical
    7111107111107922Summer theaters
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    7111107111107922Theater companies (except dance), amateur
    7111107111105812Theaters, dinner
    7111107111107922Theaters, live theatrical production (except dance)
    7111107111107922Theaters, musical
    7111107111107922Theatrical repertory companies
    7111107111107922Theatrical road companies
    7111107111107922Theatrical stock companies
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