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|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|Ticket sales, event management|
|Area served||Europe, United States|
|Alexa rank||4002 (UK)|
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 theater enthusiast, to help amateur theater groups with their online ticket sales and booking.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.It has sponsored events including the National Rural Touring Awards, the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival and Pride Cymru's Big Weekend.
In 2014, the company launched TicketSource in the United States and the Eurozone.
In 2016 The Times included it in a list of companies making excessive charges for credit-card payments.
In 2017, the website had been used by more than 20,000 organisers of events, and was ranked 20th in a list of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Wales.
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