Category: Performing Arts Ticketing Software

Social distancing for theatre seating

Help patrons feel safe to return The performing arts attracts a decidedly mature audience. In fact, the Monterey Symphony reports the average audience member is 71, and 55 is the magic number for classical music fans. While 41 is the average age for broadway performances, community theatres worldwide generally skew a bit older. This is…
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Traditional Thai Dancers performing outdoors in site-specic theatre

After COVID: attract new audiences with site-specific performance

Eventually, patrons will begin inching back to theatres when the concerns around COVID-19 have diminished. Hopefully, you’ve been live-streaming events or meet-and-greets with the cast to keep audience members engaged. Continue those efforts to keep your theatre front-of-mind with patrons. At the same time, it’s never too early to start planning for those first in-person…
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Repertory theater

Ticketing for Repertory Theater

Repertory theater finds a home in many summer stock theaters, but ticketing for repertory theater has particular needs that cannot be met with all ticketing services. With repertory theater’s generally short season, cost certainly factors into the equation when weighing a ticketing service. You’ll also want to pay close attention to how your repertoire of…
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Performing Arts Software at a Crossroads

The main figure in the famous painting ‘Man at the Crossroads’ by Diego Rivera, is described as being “at a crossroads, looking with hope and high vision, to the choosing of a new and better future.” An apt description for many performing arts theaters across the country. This post looks at the hopes and high visions theaters…
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Theater Ticket Sales Amongst Turmoil

This edition of Green Means Go looks at the sometimes tumultuous day-to-day operations at performing arts theaters. The common thread that runs through these examples of transitional triumvirates and reversals of fortune is a focus on theater ticket sales. Leaderless Labyrinth The Labyrinth Theater Company in New York made a name for itself by delivering ground-breaking, ensemble-driven…
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Comedy Club Ticketing Software

Funny business - Comedy club ticketing software

After a decade in decline, live comedy is making a comeback at bars and nightclubs. Patrons bored with endless karaoke nights find that live comedy has an “everything-old-is-new-again” appeal and are voting with their wallets. This post looks at venues that have started booking comedy again and what venue owners should look for when choosing comedy club ticketing…
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Theater Ticketing Software

Two Opinions On How To Improve Theater Patron Fundraising

Previous installments of Green Means Go provided numerous examples of just how important fundraising is. Recently, two respected industry experts published their opinions on how to improve theater patron fundraising. These expert views reinforce much of what ‘Green Means Go’ has shared with hard working theater owners and nonprofits albeit with subtle differences. It is up to…
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theater funding

Theater Funding Announcements & Kickstarter Results

This edition of Green Means Go contains new theater funding announcements and a reminder of what a rich resource Kickstarter can be for theaters and nonprofits. These triumphs are presented in a digested format for quick scanning but also contain the requisite external citations to read more in-depth. Reminder: Kickstarter Theater Funding In the ongoing pursuit for…
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theatre box office software

The Performing Arts at The Movies

As a theatre box office software, ThunderTix’s Green Means Go prides itself on being a source of information performing arts theater and nonprofits can use for creative solutions to vexing problems. ThunderTix offers many features to theaters as an easy-to-use theatre box office software. We want to help theaters sell tickets, accept donations, and promote…
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Performing Arts Ticket Sales 2013: Doom & Gloom or Golden Era?

Industry expert Roger Tomlinson has written a rather gloomy 2013 forecast for performing arts ticket sales – Is it really going to be that bad? We seem to have managed to not go over the fiscal cliff and a staccato of funding announcements indicate all is not doom and gloom for The Arts. This installment of Green Means Go…
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