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A revolutionary ticketing and box office platform that funds the arts

How does it work?


Sell tickets - create events or run your box office through our platform. You can set up an event in minutes here


Fund the arts - 30% of our profits from booking fees funds new work. Enjoy a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting the arts


Apply for funding - you and your collaborators can apply to fund future projects

Why we started Tickets Ignite

Tickets Ignite was conceived in 2014 and launched in 2017 by theatre producer Emily Thommes.

She started Tickets Ignite when she was a freelance theatre maker, trying to make ends meet while creating work that excited her. We know all too well how challenging it is to raise funding and we're trying to fix that with Tickets Ignite. We want to channel the money lost to the ticketing industry back into the arts so more artists can be supported to create new work.

Along the way, we’ve also done a lot of thinking about ways to help event organisers sell tickets. We are creating a system that is powerful and flexible but we also want it to be the most simple to use platform out there - making life easier for busy producers, artists and venues.

We look forward to connecting with more artists, venues and producers, supporting new projects, and helping to make the industry we love more financially sustainable.


A site that makes everyone a winner, from audiences who don't want large booking fees, to artists who can't afford them. As an ethos, I feel like the necessary evil is transformed into a pay-it-forward initiative that I and other artists can benefit from. Plus, constructing your ticket page is so easy, and the site is clean and slick. I don't see a need to use another site again.

Cat Loud - Singer, writer and cabaret performer

We’d previously used Eventbrite and had become frustrated with the faceless nature of it...We found Tickets Ignite to be a breath of fresh air within the box office industry. Emily and Oscar couldn’t do enough for us, they assisted with any questions and responded to audience members straight away. They also developed elements of their website based on our feedback, which meant that the service felt more like a partnership. I would highly recommend Tickets Ignite.

Suzanne Booth - Artistic director & chair of board. Bristol Shakespeare Festival

I use Tickets Ignite for my events because their website looks great, it’s easy for my audiences to buy tickets and receive refunds, and my questions are answered over email in a matter of minutes by their friendly staff. The funds come through quickly after events which feels good, and it also feels great to help the arts!

Anna Ploszajski - Materials engineer and science communicator

I have been using Tickets Ignite for a few months now for a weekly yoga class I manage. It has been such a lifesaver. It is great to be using a ticketing company that funds the arts. It's a win win situation and all the people who have bought tickets for the event have raved about it. My only regret is that I didn't know about this sooner!

Amy Perrett - Yoga class instructor at Somerset House

Tickets Ignite is an easy-to-use, attractive and smoothly functional ticket-selling platform with a beautiful ambition at its core. The concept of raising money for other projects while promoting your own is a brilliant, mutually satisfying deal.

Tom Crowley - Story Etc. Live fundraiser

Tell me more

We work with venues, companies and all kinds of organisations selling tickets for any event imaginable

Our powerful system makes it easy to set up and manage any event, including complex pricing options

Easily and cheaply take contactless payments with iZettle and our iOS app

Sell to a capacity or allocated seating - we'll even draw a beautiful seat plan for you

Manage your event and box office on your phone, tablet or laptop

We're always happy to help, email us at [email protected] or call us on 020 3633 5606 and we can answer any questions you might have

Got any questions about running your events or venue box office with us? Send us an enquiry now.


Get started now, setting up an event takes just 5 minutes!