Center Stage Software produces some of the most popular ticketing software in the world. Our software handles sports venues, theatres, symphonies, conventions, faith organizations and non-profits. Center Stage Software has been in business since 1989. At this time, we are one of the oldest companies in the field. We have the largest installed user base in the country. Our smallest customer has 65 seats. Our largest customer has 48,000 seats. Our busiest customer does about 5,000 sales records per day, which amounts to about 10,000 tickets a day.
Our business began in 1985 when we had our own box office. At that time the fanciest computer was the new IBM XT. We needed a way to keep track of all the different prices, different discount codes, and different organizations. So, we taught the computer to do the work. Some local theatres saw what the software could do and offered to purchase it. We left the central box office business and started the software business.
Technology in the Arts, Carnegie Mellon, conducted a survey of Ticketing Software companies and reported Wintix and Webtix are among the top preferred software among respondents.
Read their article, "How to Choose a Ticketing System in 5 Easy Steps."
Download the full report:2011TicketingSoftwareSatisfactionSurveyReport
Listen to Diane and Bruce Rowe, founders and owners of Center Stage Software on a Theatre Geek Podcast!
How did Bruce, a merchant seaman, and Diane, a city employee and community theatre performer, end up creating a box office ticketing software company?
"Diane said she was happy for me to go to sea,"Bruce deadpans. "She lied."
With their infectious enthusiasm and dry wit, they describe the genesis and evolution of Center Stage Ticketing, which became Center Stage Software, talk about the advantages of internet ticketing, and how theatres can keep service charges in their pockets.
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