With only a couple weeks left in 2016, we are thrilled to share that 380 performing arts organizations joined Vendini to simplify their live events this year. Today, we announced new partnerships with performing arts organizations across the United States, including the brand-new Saint Helena Performing Arts Center, who kicked off their inaugural season at their $14.5 million building in August 2016 and the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, who are just shy of celebrating their 40th anniversary season. As a partner of performing arts organizations of all sizes, we also welcomed the multi-venue Artisan Center Theater and New York’s intimate IATI Theater.
These 380 new members join nearly 2,000 performing arts organizations across North America that already partner with Vendini for their live events, from the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which presents over 700 events annually and The Duluth Playhouse in Minnesota which has been in business for over 100 years, to British Columbia’s oldest community theatre, Vagabond Players and Florida’s Teatro Trail, which presents Spanish-language performances in an intimate venue.
We look forward to helping these members thrive as they present amazing theater, music and dance to communities around the U.S. Our newest members include:
Northern California recently welcomed the Saint Helena Performing Arts Center at Saint Helena High School in August, as the center opened their doors after the completion of a $14.5 million new construction project in 2016. There is not a bad seat in the house in the state-of-the-art, intimate 340-seat theater. The venue is ideal for all genres of live performing arts events, as it also houses a beautiful lobby and a multi-use space that can be used as a small black box theater.
“To offer patrons a professional experience at the theater, from ticketing to curtain call…Vendini offers us this and more.”Patti Coyle, Drama Director, St. Helena Unified School District
“We decided to partner with Vendini because we wanted to offer patrons a professional experience at the theater, from ticketing to curtain call. Vendini offers us this and more,” said Patti Coyle, St. Helena Unified School District Drama Director. “With Vendini we’re able to offer our patrons an easy way to support Saint Helena Drama through ticket sales and donations. In addition, Vendini gives us a straightforward way to track sales, generate reports, strategize and market future shows.”
Photo courtesy of St. Helena’s Performing Arts Center
The world’s first openly gay chorus, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is currently celebrating its 39th season of creating extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion. An iconic organization in San Francisco, SFGMC has about 12 performances per year in the City and the ensemble of 300 men also tours throughout the Bay Area and beyond with a set of year-round outreach performances. For the 40th season, SFGMC announced its plans to perform in the country’s most conservative areas on a two-week “Building Bridges Tour” in 2018. The chorus looks to bring hope, equality and perseverance to their brothers and sisters in the LGBTQ community throughout the United States.
“The perfect management solution for small arts organizations.”Chris Verdugo, Executive Director, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus
“Transitioning to Vendini has been one of our best moves yet,” said Chris Verdugo, Executive Director at San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. “Vendini’s CRM and ticketing functionality make it the perfect management solution for small arts organizations. The on-sale process for our 39th season subscriptions has been seamless and their customer service has been fantastic.”
Photo by Gareth Gooch
Serving nearly 90,000 patrons a year, the Artisan Center Theater in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has produced Broadway style musicals in their 195-seat theater-in-the-round on Main Stage since its founding in 2002. The new 150-seat thrust stage theater called Second Stage is home to the Artisan Children’s Theater and is an additional venue to present plays, musical revues and special events. Artisan complements the family-friendly stage offerings with complete year-round programming of theatrical education, dance and performing arts classes.
Photo by Al Smith Photography
The small but mighty IATI Theater is a New York-based non-profit performing arts organization, established in 1968 with the vision to bring art into the lives of those in poverty, ethnic and cultural isolation. IATI Theater presents performances of dance, theater and music, demonstrating their dedication to their Latin American roots with rich and relevant cultural exploration. In addition serving as a bridge between artists and underserved communities in New York, IATI Theater also shares their award-winning repertoire of comedies and dramas through national and international tours, highlighting thought-provoking and universal issues of the human experience.
Photo courtesy of IATI Theater
At our core is a passion for serving the performing arts industry because we know the vital role that theater, dance and the arts play in communities across the world. It is an honor to support culture through these partnerships!