LONDON (UK): TodayTix will be launching the first ever paperless ticketing service for London’s West End via their mobile ticketing app. Partnering with the Adelphi Theatre, and Really Useful Theatres venue (Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber), the technology will be available to users from August 2015. Over the next 12 to 24 months, TodayTix aim to roll the technology out across other venues in the West End.
Upon purchasing a ticket through the easy-to-use TodayTix mobile ticketing app, the customer will receive a unique barcode image on their smart phone. The theatre will then scan that barcode straight from the mobile device. No need to print or collect a paper ticket.
In celebration of this launch, TodayTix will be partnering with the UK première of Kinky Boots, Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit starts previews at London’s Adelphi Theatre from 21 August. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. The show stars Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry and has a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper.
Harnessing the growing movement towards spontaneous bookings, TodayTix provides customers with a simple, easy and fast-tracked process for buying tickets to the West End’s hottest shows. With tickets being available for the week ahead and up to an hour before showtime, TodayTix will completely change the way you go to the theatre.
Approximately 20% of theatre tickets go unsold on Broadway and nearly 30% unsold in London each year. It’s that gap that inspired TodayTix to create a meaningful bridge by offering users the unique ability to browse a wide range of West End shows, selecting from a wider range of parameters such as price, genre and location for an easy and positive West End ticket buying experience.
Purchases can be made using the TodayTix app in 30 seconds or less making theatre more accessible than ever. The TodayTix interface is unique in its sleek and easy-to-use design that, unlike traditional ticket-buying platforms, will fit into your busy lifestyle and caters to the spontaneous ticket buyer, unlocking a new generation of theatre-going audiences.
With TodayTix’s international expansion into the UK, the app now operates in the world’s two most iconic theatre districts, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway, offering both local and travelling theatre fans access to some of the most celebrated global theatrical productions.
With the UK m-commerce spend growing year on year, TodayTix follows a reasonable, simple premise of taking an outdated process and streamlining it by using a small device that fits in your pocket. This premise, in combination with their specific ticket-buying process, has resulted in connecting with new and younger audiences more easily and more frequently, whilst also maintaining existing ones.
The TodayTix app is available for download free of charge for iOS and Android devices via the Apple Store and Google Play.