Revolutionizing Theatre Ticketing: Dynamic Pricing Takes the Stage

September 22, 2022

Empowering Cultural Institutions with Real-Time Pricing Strategies.

At the beginning of August, Hungary’s leading stand-up comedy theatre, Dumaszínház, launched a dynamic ticket pricing pilot. Interticket’s ticketing system was combined with DynamO Pricing’s pricing engine to create a simple-to-use, yet highly configurable pricing and sales framework that enables near real-time pricing.

After the feature had been tested, the tickets for more than 60 events that were either just being announced or going on sale had their prices set using DynamO's pricing engine. On August 20, there were major events, as well as smaller-scale ongoing performances at both rural and urban settings.

“Dynamic pricing is expected to provide a data-driven pricing strategy as a secure starting point in a subjective genre. It is the only way to respond to the ongoing challenges that the performing arts have faced over the last two years” says Gergely Litkai, founder of Dumaszínház.

The pilot period at Dumaszínház lasted only until the beginning of September, during which time more than 5,000 dynamically priced tickets were sold. The results were so convincing that the theatre management decided to use this automated solution to advertise all their new events, including the entire autumn/winter season, on a demand basis.

Nevertheless in addition to the comedy genre, DynamO's service is also available to other cultural operators. Dynamic pricing was recently implemented by Müpa Budapest, one of the most well-known cultural brands and most cutting-edge cultural organizations in Hungary.

“The last few challenging years have also fundamentally reshaped consumer habits in the cultural sector, and the global changes ahead are likely to have a major impact on the arts and the functioning of cultural institutions, in which sustainability will play an increasingly important role. So technology is also helping to ensure that the pricing of art content responds in real time to the needs and opportunities of customers” said Gábor Kosztolánczy, Deputy CEO of Müpa Budapest.

First of all, eight performances of Recirquel’s highly successful Solus Amor were advertised with demand-based pricing, as reported by several professional portals, including Papageno and ArtNews. In the future,it is expected that more performances will be priced using the new adaptive solution, and that more and more actors, not only cultural ones, will start using pricing software.

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