Any theatre fan will tell you that they’ve had difficulty locating tickets, details of shows and other information.
But those days are now over with a world-first new app that provides all that theatre lovers Australia-wide need.
The StageCenta app was launched on both Apple and Google Play stores over the Easter weekend. Actors, creatives, theatre companies and venues did not waste time, flocking to register their information and shows straight away.
And now thanks to the app, with just the swipe of a finger, audiences can now locate every show, everywhere, every day, all across Australia.
“The development of phone technology, in particular Apps, has made delivering the information that a user needs directly into their hands easier than ever before,” StageCenta founder, performer, director, and producer Richard Block said.
Features that are included in the premiere version include:
- Show details and times
- A geo-location function which will discover shows near users
- Links to ticket purchases
- Directions to the theatre where your chosen show is performing
- Cast bios and photos
- Reviews and media links
- Search functions
- The ability to follow cast and creatives and receive notifications of their next performances
- Five-star show ratings
Due to the simplicity of the application process, venues and shows can add and edit all their own information. This makes it a valuable marketing tool, and means that no show has any reason to go unrecognised.
“All shows deserve to be discovered and seen” said Bernie Ryan, StageCenta’s business manager.
“We are so excited to deliver a free platform which lists and promotes all shows, from the small and local, to large-scale professional touring productions.
“Supporting companies and artists, as well as making theatre and its benefits accessible to a wider demographic.”
The creators of StageCenta will be celebrating the launch of the app by releasing a host of prizes and giveaways, as well as attending and promoting the shows listed.
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Written by Jackson Miller