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Type of business Private
Type of site
Ticket sales, event management
Area servedEurope, United States
Current statusActive

TicketSource Ltd is a box-office management system provider based in Penarth, Wales. The company was founded in 2004 by Alex McLauchlan and Simon Wilsher, a theatre enthusiast, to help amateur theatre groups with their online ticket sales and booking. [1] The TicketSource system still supports a free version of the software based on the original offering.

It joined the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers in 2012. [2] It has sponsored events including the National Rural Touring Awards, [3] [4] the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival [5] and Pride Cymru's Big Weekend. [6]

In 2014, the company launched TicketSource in the United States and the Eurozone. [7]

In 2016, The Times included it in a list of companies making excessive charges for credit-card payments. [8]

In 2017, the website had been used by more than 20,000 organizers of events, and was ranked 20th in a list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Wales. [9] [10] [11]

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