When a production of Hamlet promised to be the hot ticket of the year, RADA embraced technology to make the box office experience fairer for customers and less stressful for staff. Helen Slater tells the story.
Arts organisations are failing to capitalise on in-person encounters to attract donations from ticket buyers, according to a new report
Constructing The Bridge Theatre from scratch has allowed the team to implement new box office technology and e-commerce best practice from inside the arts and beyond. Libby Penn tells the story.
Are free and discount ticket schemes key to reaching new audiences or do they simply benefit existing bookers? Michael Volpe shares Opera Holland Park’s experiences.
Performing in concert halls around the world makes setting ticket prices tricky. So, explains Jane Donald, the RSNO begins by asking one simple question.
Fed up with venues adding unjustifiable fees on to tickets for its shows, Birmingham Stage Company is taking drastic action. Neal Foster explains why producers should follow suit.
Dynamic pricing is all the rage, but is just one tactic amongst many. David Reece explains how organisations can benefit by placing dynamic pricing in a wider context.
Inspired by theatres, Bristol’s museums and galleries decided to try out a ‘pay what you think’ model for exhibitions. Philip Walker tells the story.
Interest in a Swedish theatre’s subscription scheme was plummeting until it reworked it to reward frequent and early bookings. Jenny Bång outlines the changes it made.
Does dynamic pricing actually benefit theatre producers or audiences? Steve Rich isn’t convinced.
Even small adjustments in pricing can boost ticket sales and increase revenues, explains Tim Baker.
If you only have one level of membership you’re missing a trick. Debbie Richards explains how Baker Richards helped Compton Verney gain thousands of additional members by expanding its offer.
A new approach to box office management has shifted the revenue balance at Blackpool Grand Theatre firmly toward ticket sales and greater commercial independence, says Libby Penn.
The Government is being called on to follow the example set by the New York State Assembly and crack down on the use of ‘bot’ software by ticket touts.
AP asked arts organisations across the country for their top tips for using their box offices as effectively as possible. Here’s what they said.
How can you make your box office a more powerful contributor to the success of your organisation and the happiness of your customers? Dana Astmann and Brooke Gallagher offer three suggestions.
Meet your customers’ expectations of mobile responsiveness and you will be rewarded with loyalty. David Wright profiles two arts organisations that are getting it right.
Online and mobile ticketing is the new normal. But the frustrations of ticket buyers – and box office staff – must be taken seriously if it is to be done well, says Ben Curthoys.
Your box office data could be key to unlocking a higher income stream from satisfied customers who are willing to pay more for your tickets. Rachael Easton explains how.
Giving its ticketing agents a direct link to its box office system is allowing the Royal Court Theatre to reach a wider audience, Libby Penn explains.