We’re on a run of new site launches at the moment, the latest being for Sheffield Theatres.
The Sheffield Theatres complex is the largest theatre complex outside of London. The Crucible is the main producing venue in Sheffield, as well as the home of the World Snooker Championships, while The Lyceum, is the city’s main receiving venue, playing host to major musicals, drama, dance, comedy and children’s work.
For this website redesign, the client wanted to feature their shows in a more strongly visual style. We’ve allowed them to do that with large homepage banner images and rich media on the production pages.
Something that’s a little out of the ordinary, is the way the site covers more than just the three venues of the Sheffield Theatres complex. Thanks to the way the Sheffield Ticketing Network has been set up, it’s also possible to use the site to buy tickets for shows at other venues such as The Leadmill, Sheffield City Hall and Sheffield Arena.
The site also features Facebook integration, adding social functionality for logged in users, and a mobile-friendly version is on the way.
Carl Timms lead this redevelopment and, during the pitching process, was really keen to win the work. He wasn’t just a visitor to the venues while he was living and studying in Sheffield but also worked the bar there for 18 months. This was his triumphant return!
Check out the site at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.