Examples of Theaters Using TicketStage
Arlington Friends of the Drama Theater (AFD), a 200 seat theatre, has been using TicketStage since early 2001. Almost 75% of their seats are sold online. Patrons really like selecting their seats and find TicketStage easy to use. AFD is using TicketStage's membership feature, providing AFD subscribers the ability to book the performance and seats they want on-line as each show is opened. TicketStage recognizes each subscriber and automatically debits their account. AFD is booking all orders through TicketStage and is using it as their box-office system. AFD also let patrons pay for their memberships and contribute donations through TicketStage.
Commonwealth Ballet Company (CBC), has been using TicketStage since 2007. CBC stages their annual Nutcracker production at several different venues. In 2009 almost 65% of their seats were purchased directly by patrons on TicketStage. They enter all their orders into TicketStage so that they can get comprehensive reports on sales and can see at a glance how seats are filling up.
Walnut Hill School (WNH) is internationally recognized for its intensive training in the arts with a college preparatory academic curriculum. Walnut Hill produces a number of shows and concerts each year at its Keiter Center (350 seats) and it's Blackbox Theatre (66 seats). WNH has been using TicketStage as their box-office system handling all ticket ordering since 2002. In 2004 they made the decision to switch from using their merchant account to using TicketStages. This significantly reduced the amount of time spent tracking down corrections to the credit information taken over the phone.The WNH Box-Office Mgr commented, "We are amazed as to how easy it was to transition to TicketStage. It is so much easier to use than our previous system". WNH is taking advantage of TicketStage's multi-venue and multi-ticket type features. For each performance WNH selects the venue and the type of ticket sales, general admission or reserved seating.
The Winthrop Playmakers (WPM) produce shows in several venues. They have presented dinner theatre at a local yacht club, used the high school auditorium, and performed on a smaller stage in the community's cultural center. Seating capacities have ranged from 100-300. The Playmakers have been using TicketStage since 2005.