23 Today! Back in 1995, after a few months testing interest on a gopher/web server we had set up at our then employer, we officially launched UK Theatre Web (UKTW) - our initial bank loan of around £10,000 was only just enough to get us a PC, a laptop, Microsoft Office, a scanner and a printer - and the laptop was too under-powered to run our database properly.
Our official launch date was 14th February, Valentine's Day, an easy date to remember, so today we are officially 23 years old. It was such a long time ago that we pre-date Google and even the WayBackMachine (Internet Archive) which first caught up with us in 1996 by which time we were already working with our friends at Whatsonstage.
Today, we are listing over 13,000 current and future shows of which around 8,500 have links to tickets and we just topped 15,000 links to tickets for the first time, covering around 140,000 performances with tickets from over 20 suppliers.
The iUKTDb archive of our older listings now includes 118,942 works in 186,357 productions involving 191,563 people/companies giving 990,223 events in 3,290 venues - the million is not so far away!
Our site and services have undergone many changes over the years but our aim has always been to provide good quality information to anyone interested in live performance. We have also moved around, starting in Witney and then Fernham and then Weston-super-Mare, though nowadays we can work the listings from pretty well anywhere with an internet connection.
Still going strong ....
Thank you all for your support over the years ....
Fran & Robert
Cabaret, Variety & Circus
|21st February 2018||Frozen Theatre Royal Haymarket|
|24th February 2018||The Winter's Tale Royal Opera House|
|1st March 2018||Fanny & Alexander Old Vic Theatre|
|5th March 2018||The Best Man Playhouse Theatre|
|6th March 2018||Macbeth Olivier (National Theatre)|
|7th March 2018||Summer and Smoke Almeida Theatre|
|17th February 2018||Cirque Berserk Peacock Theatre|
|18th February 2018||Imagine Children's Festival Southbank Centre|
|18th February 2018||Mischief and Mysteries in Moominvalley Southbank Centre|
|24th February 2018||Beats on Pointe Peacock Theatre|
|25th February 2018||Shen Yun Dominion Theatre|
|26th February 2018||Bon Iver Eventim Apollo|
|27th February 2018||Satyagraha London Coliseum|
|28th February 2018||The Winter's Tale Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)|
|3rd March 2018||Again Trafalgar Studios|
|3rd March 2018||All's Well that Ends Well Shakespeare's Globe Theatre|
|3rd March 2018||John Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre)|
|3rd March 2018||Tosca Royal Opera House|
|4th March 2018||Let Me Play The Lion Too The Pit, Barbican Centre|
|4th March 2018||The Captive Queen Shakespeare's Globe Theatre|
|9th March 2018||Giselle Royal Opera House|
|10th March 2018||Gundog Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre|
|10th March 2018||The Exorcist Phoenix Theatre|
|11th March 2018||All or Nothing Arts Theatre|
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