OvationTix Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

OvationTix

Master the business of live entertainment

4.68/5 (38 reviews)

OvationTix overview

What is OvationTix?

OvationTix is a cloud-based ticketing software designed for the performing arts industry, suitable for both not-for-profit and commercial uses, including small and large theaters, performing arts centers, music venues, museums, festivals, events, and exhibitions. Users can manage ticket prices, sell individual event tickets, subscriptions, and memberships, receive one-off and recurring donations, send email updates to patrons, track and analyze patron activities, generate reports, and more.

OvationTix offers dynamic pricing capabilities which enable users to specify ticket prices for different events, seating areas, and individual seats. Seats can be moved, and ticket prices can be changed even when the show is on sale. Tickets can be sold online through customizable web pages, or through OvationTix’s in-house call center. Users can customize their ticketing page with their own branding, layout, and text, and design their own ticket layouts and receipts. A range of subscription and membership packages can be offered to patrons, with varying levels of flexibility, and free or discounted tickets can be presented in return for donations above a certain level. Donors can make one-off donations, and monthly, quarterly, or annual recurring donations which are collected automatically by the built-in automated billing system.

OvationTix includes a fully-integrated CRM, enabling users to capture and record data including attendance, demographic data, donor, member, and subscriber histories, tasks, notes, and more. Segmented lists can be created for fundraising, communications, and marketing, and automated pre- and post-show emails can be sent with tailored messages to update patrons and cultivate relationships. Conversions and ROI can be tracked in real time, and users can generate itemized sales reports and analyze sales trends over time.
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United States, Canada

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OvationTix reviews

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Hillary Cohen

an excellent box office with expanding development tools

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-07
Review Source: Capterra

Everyone has been very open to feedback and notify users right away when new features roll out. For example, I was thrilled when Development Notes were added to report output.

Pros
I appreciate how easy it is to set up, manage, and follow up on our events throughout the season. It is especially powerful to be able to track an audience member's 360* participation from first RSVP, to package buyer, to donor.

Cons
The "Communications" functions, which essentially track appeals sent, are not as searchable and report-friendly as I would like.

Response from AudienceView


Hi Hillary,

Thank you so much for the review and for the feedback about the Communications Tool. That is definitely a feature that we are looking to improve so I will share your feedback with our product team.

Thanks again!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Penn Genthner

Vineyard Theatre OvationTix review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-19
Review Source: Capterra

The Vineyard uses OvationTix for both our ticketing functions as well as a fundraising and donor database platform. For an organization our size with a lot of users who need different things from the software, it's a very good system.

Pros
The software is super easy to use and, for the most part, logically/intuitively organized.

Cons
The reporting functions exist in two different locations, and it's not always obvious where I should start when looking for specific information.

Response from AudienceView


Hi Penn, thanks so much for your feedback about OvationTix. We are glad to hear that it's a good fit for The Vineyard! We are constantly striving to improve our functionality, and that includes reporting - so be on the lookout for updates there soon :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Lisa Carr

This service is horrible

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

Not very good.

Pros
Nothing. And the fact that I wrote that and this survey won't allow me to submit unless I say one good thing. So here is the one thing I like, It's easy to get onto the website.

Cons
That if there are any issues and if someone where new to this software they have no clue who to call for technical issues. You do not have it on your page where it is right there for someone to find should they need assistance right away. Added a row of seats on the website which put us over capacity in our theatre. It is a fire code violation and we can get fined.

Response from AudienceView


Hi Lisa. We're sorry to hear you haven't been having a great experience with OvationTix. We'd like to try to make things better! Your Customer Success Manager will be reaching out to you shortly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Ann Garner

Right size, right price, excellent customer service

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-07
Review Source: Capterra

OvationTix is the right-sized software for our medium-sized theatre. We are working in a new model, and we needed a consortium-style box office that wouldn't break the bank. We wanted to be able to sell tickets across several companies without compromising the data or independence among the companies. OT could help us with this odd model, at a reasonable price that even the smaller companies could afford. In addition, we needed something we could train rotating apprentices to use, so we needed it to be simple. And the OT team has been so responsive to every issue we've had. I also like that they are still clearly working on the software - this isn't a product that they've set and won't change. They add new things and listen to our requests.

Pros
Easy to use and train others to use; Customer service is super-responsive and they talk to you like human beings; One piece of software for both ticketing and development; It's built for my industry, instead of being a generic piece of software with performance and development laid on top of it; Clear, easy reports that you can save and/or automate; OvationTix is willing to work with us to create new solutions for our unique business model.

Cons
We've had some hiccups with customer service over terminology; The transition was complicated because OvationTix and our previous software used exact opposite categories to sort, etc. I wish the automated receipts and acknowledgements for patrons were a little prettier.

Response from AudienceView


Ann, thank you so much for this feedback! We are so happy to hear that OvationTix serves your theatre well. We look forward to growing and improving with you!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Meredith Schade

Great Service for Patrons and Companies Alike!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-09-21
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using OvationTix since its inception. With dozens of shows throughout the year, including many for which we function purely as Presenters, the functionality of OvationTix has been crucial to our success. Our presented productions can monitor and see the success of their shows, and we can manage the overall process. We enjoy working with OvationTix so much that we began using it to track all of our donations years ago.

Pros
- Sales Format is customizable to match your website, so customers don't know they're going off-site to purchase their tickets - Easy to add packages, products and donations to the offerings - Easy to set up numerous shows and events throughout the year and share access to box office information to select individuals for select productions - Ability to track all donor activity, including donations, attendance at shows, and product purchases (such as Auction wins or merchandise sales) - Ability to sort donors by category or campaign - Ability to have multiple donor campaigns for multiple projects - The online format allows our Development Staff to work remotely when necessary because all donor information is on the cloud

Cons
The ability to track pledges and offset them with donations is still in development. We'd like to be able to track a donation for its intended fiscal year, but that feature is not currently available. It would also be nice to be able to track Grant Deadlines and activity, as one can do with some of the more expensive programs.

Response from TheaterMania.com


You're taking full advantage of our fundraising and ticketing functions! We're continuing to work on enhancements to both. The new "Donor Profile" view may be of interest to you and yes, continued development on pledges and fiscal year changes is in process. If she hasn't been in touch already, Melissa, your account executive, will be in touch with you shortly to demonstrate some new pledge functionality that might address your current need. Please keep checking your email for the newsletter as these enhancements will keep rolling out for you and all of our nonprofit partners.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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OvationTix pricing

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Usually no out-of-pocket costs for OvationTix partners. Licensing or a per-ticket fee (any portion of which can be paid by the patron) pricing is typical. Specific pricing provided upon request but general fee pricing is approximately 10% of the value of the ticket.

OvationTix features

API
Customer Database
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration

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Calendar Management (196 other apps)
Contact Database (146 other apps)
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Custom Fields (161 other apps)
Customizable Branding (234 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (181 other apps)
Customizable Templates (198 other apps)
Data Import/Export (207 other apps)
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Surveys & Feedback (167 other apps)
Third Party Integration (257 other apps)

Additional information for OvationTix

Key features of OvationTix

  • Attendance tracking
  • Audience segmentation & targeting
  • Automatic billing
  • Bundled events
  • Call list creation
  • Discounted & free tickets
  • Donation tracking
  • Donor histories
  • Dynamic pricing
  • Fees management
  • Integrated CRM
  • Member & subscriber histories
  • Multi-level subscription management
  • Online booking
  • PCI compliant
  • Patron categorization
  • Patron mapping
  • ROI and conversion tracking
  • Recurring donations
  • Sales reporting
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Benefits

Streamline your business and save multiple hours per week by managing ticketing, CRM, fundraising and marketing all from one location.

Enhance audience engagement with a 360 data view of your customers and a robust set of marketing tools that help you expand your reach and send more targeted campaigns

Cultivate donors with our CRM, task management, patron tagging and communications tracking tools to evolve patrons from first-time ticket buyers to loyal, long-term supporters

Save time at the box office with a variety of tools such as our QuickSell+ functionality, automated reporting and list de-duplication that make it easier for you to run your business

Get access to a secure, scalable platform with a 7 days a week Help Desk and ongoing training to ensure your business succeeds