Askew Brook developed a bespoke CMS and responsive build for the Stephen Joseph Theatre and integrated its online booking package.
We worked with design agency Sail Creative who spent a long time working with the team at the theatre to understand the rich history and expectations of staff and theatre goers. Together, we developed a solution that stayed true to these expectations whilst bringing the look and feel right up to date.
As the theatre is extremely busy, facilitating its own performances, touring productions, cinema and the increasingly popular live streaming events, one of the main challenges centred around organising the content in an attractive way that is easy to navigate.
Taking online bookings is key for the theatre and we took its third party solution, Spektrix, and integrated it into the website. This means that when purchasing tickets, theatre goers don't need to leave the website and all branding and styles remain consistent.Visit Stephen Joseph Theatre site
“We have already received a range of really positive responses, particularly about how clean and clear the website looks, how effectively it works on IPads and phones, and the narratives about SJT built into it. Internally, the response to the new CMS has been rather life changing and we look forward to getting more people trained on how to use this.”