UOB Theatre

A ticketing system for the University of Bristol's student performing arts groups



The Bristol Stage Technicians' Association (STA) has provided an integrated ticketing and sales platform for performing arts groups at the University of Bristol for over 10 years. With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in the absence of performances for much of the academic year, a small team of developers, including Cobalt Grid, re-built the site from the ground up using modern languages and practices.

Nuxt.js (A Vue framework) was used to power the frontend, with a GraphQL Django-powered backend providing the functionality and interface with the database. The system integrates all aspects of the ticketing and publication of performances to a professional level:

  • Paperless QR code tickets
  • Seamless customer booking experience
  • Integration with Square and their range of POS devices for smooth in-person and online purchases
  • Fully-featured box office suite, allowing for either a mobile device to quickly check in tickets via the camera or for a kiosk-based terminal to scan with a standard QR code scanner.
  • Powerful administration panel to allow groups to manage their productions
  • Generation of a range of financial and performance reports