Theatre and Performing Arts

With the digital box office taking the real thing’s place as the audience’s first port of call for tickets and information, a thriving, modern theatre needs a website to match.

Any barrier to learning about an exciting performing arts programme, or to simply and securely buying tickets, could ultimately lead to empty seats. We work closely with theatres, production companies and performance arts organisations to create vibrant, creative websites that reflect the work created on their stages.

 

Othello at LBT

Digital needs in theatre and the performing arts

Websites for theatres, and other performing arts companies or venues, require a great deal of information and functionality to be presented in a visual, engaging way for users of all levels of technical ability.

At Splitpixel, we’ve been working with some of the UK’s leading theatres for over five years – we’ve built up a reputation throughout the industry as a reliable web development partner for theatres because we know the digital challenges they face.

As integration specialists, we can seamlessly incorporate a wide range of booking systems into a theatre site – your users will never know they’ve moved to a different platform.

And our approach to web development means we deliver bespoke, future-proof sites that are highly secure and easy to update with new content on a daily basis. They look great across all devices, too.

Technical considerations
  • Bespoke calendars and show listings
  • Integration with secure payment processing and booking systems
  • Venue hire, sponsorship and donation functionality
  • Merchandise shops and restaurant bookings
  • Content management systems that allow for easy site updates
Content requirements
  • Engaging branding and imagery to capture the spectacle of performance
  • Comprehensive theatre and performance information
  • Multimedia capabilities for image galleries, media and downloads
  • Programmes and brochures
  • Consistent and engaging messages across social media

Our Work

We’ve done a lot of work for clients in the performing arts sector over the years, building strong relationships and playing a valuable role in day-to-day operations. Take a closer look in our portfolio.

Leeds Playhouse

We have been working with the largest regional theatre in the UK for many years. The latest Leeds Playhouse website features a comprehensive performance calendar, complete with date and genre filtering, and an archive of every past show. Seamless integration with Spektrix allows for secure booking without leaving the site, and a customer login for repeat purchases. Finally, extensive content on the theatre’s community outreach, artistic development and playhouse redevelopment plans is presented in an engaging, bold and colourful way.

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Leeds Playhouse

The Lawrence Batley Theatre

The LBT has been a Huddersfield institution since 1994. We undertook a complete digital rebrand and redesign, creating a calendar that is much easier to navigate, integrating with the theatre’s booking system, and placing a much stronger focus on community engagement. The site is incredibly easy for the team to update with new shows, content and pages, providing plenty of scope for future growth.

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The Lawrence Batley Theatre

ThickSkin Theatre

ThickSkin are an exciting theatre productions company focusing on creating innovative performances for representative audiences. We helped them make the leap from Wix to WordPress with a bespoke CMS-driven website that allows them to quickly build new pages with ease. The site incorporates multimedia content in a variety of ways, using video page headers, Spotify playlists, image galleries, performance trailers and a simple ecommerce shop throughout to create a bright, bold site that jumps out of the screen.

ThickSkin Theatre

Coming Soon in 2020

We are currently working with two theatres in the South of England to deliver bespoke WordPress sites for 2020.

They’ll be fully integrated with booking systems, fully responsive on mobile, and featuring some fantastic design work, if we may say so ourselves.

We can’t wait to share them with you!

Get in touch

Are you a theatre, venue, production company, dance studio, performing arts group, or arts charity?

If you work in theatre or the performing arts, we would absolutely love to work with you – it always makes for an exciting, creative project, and we’re really passionate about helping a sector that brings so much to the UK.

Not sure exactly what you’re after just yet? That’s ok – we’re here to help. Get in touch with any queries – and check out our guide to writing a website brief for your next project.

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Say Hello

If you want to know more about what we do, or would like to discuss a project, please email us or fill in the form below to drop us a message.