As a theatre or arts organization, you want to ensure that your patrons have the best experience possible, from the moment they purchase a ticket to the final curtain. On The Stage (OTS) is an all-in-one platform that provides ticketing, box office, fundraising, marketing, merchandising, and streaming tools to elevate your patron experience, and it’s free to your organization.

However, it’s not always easy to convince your administration to adopt new technologies. Here are some tips for how to talk to your administration about On The Stage:

Join the Community

Become part of a network of over 500 school districts in all 50 states who trust OTS as their all-in-one solution for theatre management. By joining, you’ll be showcasing your commitment to providing a professional theatre experience for your school community.

Save Money

By choosing OTS, you’ll be saving your school district money since it’s completely free. This means you won’t have to spend money on multiple solutions or licenses, and you’ll have access to everything you need to drive revenue and elevate your patron experience. You can even use our embeddable ticketing widget to put our Broadway-caliber technology right into your website. This will ultimately benefit your school community by allowing you to allocate your budget to other areas of need!


Empower Your Students

Give your students the chance to develop skills that will benefit them in their future careers. With our multi-user access settings, students can have limited permissions to help build a Broadway-style web presence for each production, resulting in greater educational outcomes for them. Plus, this benefits the school community by having an engaged student body who are passionate about theatre and invested in the success of their productions.

Engage Your Patrons

With OTS, you’ll have access to a comprehensive suite of tools and resources to increase patron engagement. By utilizing best-in-class social, digital, email, print, and traditional marketing tools, you can promote your upcoming shows and increase awareness of your productions. This means you’ll grow your patron base and create a professional experience for your audience. All of which benefits the school community by having more people attend their productions and creating a buzz around their shows.

Fundraise with Ease

With OTS, you’ll have access to a comprehensive fundraising suite that includes ready-to-use templates, custom campaigns, exclusive VOD ticket sales, donor management, and list-building tools to nurture and grow your donors’ relationships. By increasing self-funding, especially for smaller organizations, you’ll be able to fundraise with ease and invest more in your productions. This ultimately benefits the school community by having more resources to put on even better shows.


Streamline Your Donor Management

If there’s one thing that donors love (both prospective and current) it is a professional, personalized, and easy-to-use system.

Our donor management system is a comprehensive solution that allows you to seamlessly collect donor information, track patron activity, and optimize your fundraising strategies. Here are just a few of the features that make our system stand out:

  • Contact Records: Efficiently track buyers, donors, and imported contacts in a single management system with detailed views and reporting.
  • Editable Fields: Our contact records have editable fields giving you the flexibility to record what is most pertinent to your organization.
  • Automated Updates: Our Donor Management tools automatically update donation and purchase information for each customer.
  • Donor Engagement: Nurture your donors and build loyalty with ongoing communications. OTS offers templated emails that incorporate Broadway best practices to maximize your efforts.
  • Reports and Insights With accessible reports, you can quickly analyze your donor activity, identify trends, and understand donation habits.
  • Lifetime Value Reports Easily identify high-value supporters with auto-updating lifetime value reports.
  • Data Imports: Easily import your contact data into OTS to centralize your records and have a single source-of-truth.

By utilizing our donor management system, you can maximize your fundraising efforts and create tremendous opportunities for your program. Your administrator won’t want to miss out on the potential for increased revenue and patron engagement!

Elevate the Patron Experience

The patron experience is crucial to the success of any theatre or arts organization. With OTS, you’ll have access to everything you need to streamline your front-of-office operations for both staff and patrons, resulting in a more elevated experience – from on sale to the final curtain. Plus, OTS provides world-class technology and built-in best practices to ensure that your patrons have a professional experience. Elevating your patron experience means your school community can be proud of the productions they put on and have happy patrons who are more likely to attend future productions!

Unlock the Power of Data

With OTS’s comprehensive reporting system, you’ll be able to obtain valuable insights from various revenue reports. This will help you make informed decisions and maximize your organization’s potential. By keeping track of your sales and having real-time data available at your fingertips, you’ll be able to dive deeper into upcoming performances with event-level reporting, providing detailed information on accommodations needed, front-of-house staffing, and more. This will benefit the school community by helping you make data-driven decisions and improving the overall theatre experience.

Address Concerns

Your administration may have concerns about adopting new technology. Address these concerns head-on and provide solutions. If they’re concerned about the learning curve, assure them that OTS is user-friendly and provides support to help them get started. If they’re concerned about data privacy, explain the measures that OTS has in place to ensure that data is kept safe and secure. By addressing concerns, you’ll show your administration how OTS is beneficial for the school community and how it can improve the theatre experience for everyone involved.

On The Stage

Ready to take your theatre program to the next level? Don’t wait any longer! Advocate for the importance of the arts in education and book a group demo with your administrators today to show them the benefits of using OTS as your all-in-one theatre management solution. Let’s work together to elevate your productions, engage your patrons, and empower your students!

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