Band on the Wall occupies a grand old Victorian pub which has been one of the cornerstones of Manchester's music scene for the greater part of the last century. It was at the centre of Manchester's punk scene in the late 1970s where Buzzcocks, The Fall and Joy Division first played.

The not-for-profit music venue, charity and nightclub has a global reputation for showcasing a vast array of accomplished and respected artists from around the world. In doing so it is internationally known as a venue that promotes equality and diversity through music.

After a £4 million revamp in 2009, Band on the Wall reopened with state of the art facilities to critical acclaim. As part of the restructure the venue needed a partner to provide payment processing, secure ticket production and despatch capabilities.

Band on the Wall chose Ticketline and our complete box office ticketing solution, Ticketware, with full managed services with expert support from our account management team. Additionally, the ticketing solution integrated a full white label ticketing e-commerce page into Band on the Wall's website and other affiliate websites, and installed our box office hardware and software onsite which allows secure ticket printing, payment processing, live reporting and secure entry with barcode scanners.

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The Dancehouse Theatre and its sister company The Northern Ballet School have brought a varied and interesting mix of comedy, dance, music and drama to audiences across the North West.

The Venue is based on Oxford Road in Manchester City Centre, a lease for the derelict property was obtained in 1990 by the Northern Ballet School and The Dancehouse Theatre. Once restored to its former Art Deco splendour, it was officially opened in 1994 by HRH Princess Margaret.

The Dancehouse Theatre complex extends to some 35,000 square feet and comprises the theatre, three medium and two large dance studios, all fully equipped to meet the highest standards, changing rooms, shower facilities, a Green Room and much more.

We partnered with The Dancehouse Theatre utilising our robust box office solution Ticketware in 2011, and we now provide both the hardware and software to run Ticketware. Using the system’s simple and intuitive interface they configure events and allocate tickets, making shows available to their box office, to their bespoke white label website and also Ticketware’s call centre.

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Manchester’s club and venue scene is growing year-on-year; however Manchester Academy has been around for several years. Part of the University of Manchester’s Student Union, Manchester Academy contains 4 venues, Academy 1, 2, 3 and Club Academy, playing host to some of the most popular, historical artists, whilst holding host as to one the venues where many artists began their live shows when visiting Manchester in their early days.

We work extensively as the engine behind Manchester Academy’s 4 venues, providing all ticketing and scanning solutions, utilising Ticketware. Additionally, the Manchester Academy is powered by the same technology used by our own marketplaces - Ticketline & Inner City, along with traditional booking methods using our first class customer service and sales support and marketing services to drive and engage historic and new customers alike.

Waterside Arts Centre occupies the site of the old Sale Civic Theatre as well as part of the former Trafford Council Town Hall. Folllowing the closure of the theatre and the relocation of the town hall to Stretford, plans were made to rebuild and update the site into a new arts venue. After 10 years of work, the Waterside Arts Centre was able to launch its first artistic programme in November 2004.

Now a modern arts venue, the centre continues to reflect several aspects of its local heritage. The 350 seat theatre is named after the late Sale-born screenwriter Robert Bolt.

As a council run venue it was important that as a prospective ticketing partner of the Waterside Arts Centre we were able to meet the strict guidelines for the procurement process from PQQ to Tender to Installation. We provide Waterside Arts Centre with Ticketware, a white-label website integrated into their own website to sell tickets from, a Facebook application further enhancing their sales channels and the option for the scanning of e-tickets.

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Built in 1913, The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool reopened in 2012 following a £1.2m refurbishment, and was ultimately named after the manager of the ever infamous, The Beatles, Brian Epstein. With a capacity for 380 people over two tiers, the Epstein Theatre plays host to a variety of comedy, art, drama, and major panto productions, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and upcoming in 2016, Aladdin.

Ticketline provide the Esptein Theatre with a full managed ticketing solution with Ticketware, our robust and advanced venue box office ticketing system. Using this, the Epstein Theatre is able to manage their own ticketing in the traditional manner and sell tickets directly at the venue, scan all tickets on entry, and perform e-commerce ticketing through the their own customised white-label ticketing page, seamlessly integrated into their website, whilst also promoting on one of the UK’s most established primary ticket marketplaces, Ticketline.

The Epstein Theatre also work together with Ticketware to integrate marketing communication plans, increasing Epstein’s marketing reach and doubling efforts to promote events, and work intensively with our marketing department to customise and target each event.

Together, Ticketware and The Epstein Theatre have created a harmonious and productive relationship, utilising a full range of managed, secure and technologically advanced ticketing solutions with additional services to support the deliver a streamlined and best in class experience for both promoter and consumers.

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The Muni is Colne's iconic Edwardian Theatre, and regularly provides its local community with the very best in comedy, variety, live music and other entertainment from today's big names. Over the past few years the Muni has played host to big names such as - Peter Kay, Roy 'Chubby' Brown, Bill Wyman, Kathryn Jenkins, Dave Spikey to name but a few. Since 1990 the Muni Theatre has also bee the main stage for one of Europe's biggest blues festivals - The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, which is held every year over the August Bank Holiday weekend.


We provide The Muni with all the necessary hardware, software, training and support to successfully run our robust box office ticketing solution, Ticketware. Using Ticketware's simple and intuitive interface they setup events and allocate tickets, making shows available to their box office, white label website, our Ticketline marketplace and our state-of-the-art call centre.

As well as installing Ticketware at The Muni, The ACE Centre in Nelson also uses the same technology to drive ticket sales utilising our intuitive and robust ticketing software.