How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

How One Dad Turned A Kids’ Day Out Into A Thriving Business With 30+ Venues

FunWithTrains is a kids’ events business that sees little ones playing with gigantic train tracks across over 30 venues in the UK. It’s family run, and prides itself on providing great fun entertainment for kids without breaking the bank – not least because adults go free!

Read on to find out about how Joga Shocker turned an afternoon out with his son into a successful events business (that also happened to survive a pandemic…)

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Surviving A Pandemic – By Bringing Music To A Monastery

Surviving A Pandemic – By Bringing Music To A Monastery

Tightrope Productions is a one-man band – Daniel Wood – based in the UK, ably supported by a crew of creative collaborators. Formed in 2018, Tightrope has now sold over 20,000 tickets via Ticket Tailor, hosting fun and accessible music events (from Beyonce-themed bottomless brunches to candlelit Queen tribute concerts) at striking venues across the north of England.

But it hasn’t always been easy. Read on to find out about the highs, lows, and 14-hour show days that go into making the magic happen...

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Client spotlight: Amelia Trust Farm, the family farm that cares

Client spotlight: Amelia Trust Farm, the family farm that cares

Last summer, we saw a lot of farms start to sell entrance tickets online for the first time due to the pandemic. One of the most inspiring farms selling tickets with Ticket Tailor is Amelia Trust Farm, which is not only a beautiful countryside sanctuary but also a registered charity providing therapeutic support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in a Care Farm setting.

We talked to Karen Turnbull about the challenges of running a successful farm and charity, and about how ticketing has made operations easier.

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Client spotlight: The craft market that grew from living room to exhibition hall

Client spotlight: The craft market that grew from living room to exhibition hall

The Scattered Seeds craft market only started selling tickets with Ticket Tailor in September 2021, but the ticket demand for their craft market quickly caught our attention. Once we read more about what a success story the market was and how they are committed to empowering women (both at the event and beyond) we had to reach out and have a chat.

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Client spotlight: A look at how the National Museums NI use Ticket Tailor across 4 magnificent museums

Client spotlight: A look at how the National Museums NI use Ticket Tailor across 4 magnificent museums

The National Museums NI are a group of four museums, with the impressive achievement of being Northern Ireland’s premier cultural and tourist destination.
Each of their museums showcases a fantastic collection of objects, guiding visitors through folk history, transport, art and more.

During some pandemic downtime, they rolled out Ticket Tailor across all four sites, to help them with their entire ticketing journey. From selling tickets to checking in customers, it’s been great to see how successful the National Museums NI have been since reopening their doors.

We talked to Ian Cameron to find out how to run such a successful family of museums.

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Client spotlight: Berlin's jaw dropping art and sound installation, DARK MATTER, now live on Ticket Tailor

Client spotlight: Berlin's jaw dropping art and sound installation, DARK MATTER, now live on Ticket Tailor

DARK MATTER Berlin went live on Ticket Tailor in May 2021 and since then has seen huge demand for their new exhibition space. The DARK MATTER team is benefitting from our time slot ticketing solution, perfect for museums, galleries, tours and attractions. Further to that, we worked hard with the team to make various German language updates to ensure that local ticket buyers could easily navigate the Ticket Tailor check-out experience.

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Client spotlight: Broadway star Lena Hall on her virtual concerts

Client spotlight: Broadway star Lena Hall on her virtual concerts

Lena Hall is a Broadway star, Grammy-nominated singer and professional actor. But in 2020 she launched her Lena Hall Virtually Live shows and, in turn, she became a virtual event organiser, producer, technician, performer and, with a little help from Ticket Tailor, an expert at selling tickets for virtual concerts. A very 2020 career change if we may say so! Lena kindly gave us some of her time to tell us about the last year and how virtual events came to the rescue, for her, but also her eager community of Zoom fans!

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Client spotlight: Maui Waui Events' Drive-in Fireworks show

Client spotlight: Maui Waui Events' Drive-in Fireworks show

“Adapt and mutate to survive” is what Silas Rayner from Maui Waui Events tells us is the key to being in the events industry in 2020. Sounds about right to us!

In this Client Spotlight we hear how Maui Waui Events transformed themselves from magical-fan-favourite festival into drive-in fireworks show pros to bring their local community some much needed joy in 2020.

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Comedy at The Covid Arms: A chat with the guys who accidentally started one of this year’s most successful comedy clubs

Comedy at The Covid Arms: A chat with the guys who accidentally started one of this year’s most successful comedy clubs

Ever had one of those moments where a conversation with friends has been so side-splittingly hilarious that one of you’ve enthusiastically declared: ‘we should SO turn this into a podcast!’?

It’s a pretty common utterance among witty, like-minded buddies these days, but rarely does the ‘let’s put this in front of an audience’ sentiment come to anything other than a beer-fuelled pipe dream. Unless you’re friends Jake, Jess and Kiri, that is, who’s virtual hangout turned from a way to chill with mates when the pubs were closed, into a wildly successful comedy club in a matter of days.

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Client spotlight: The Corn Exchange in Edinburgh

Client spotlight: The Corn Exchange in Edinburgh

Every event organiser and venue is currently looking at their space and capabilities to assess what the future looks like and what changes are required to kickstart their businesses. We love this example of entrepreneurialism shown by the team at The Corn Exchange in Edinburgh. In normal times the venue has a long list of uses and events, but post-lockdown, they knew exactly what the local community wanted most…

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