Plymouth Arts Centre

The Challenge

As an independent, cultural hub, Plymouth Arts Centre is much-loved and, for a place that prides itself in sharing innovative works, a brilliant website is a top priority. That’s why they called on Matrix to create an online presence to reflect their vibrant spirit – and meet their diverse needs.

The Project

Plymouth Arts Centre is a multifaceted organisation. On the one hand it is a cinema that screens acclaimed arthouse films, but it is also a contemporary art gallery, an educational space and a cafe. When planning their website, it was essential to incorporate all these aspects into the structure and design.
That would mean a clear and user-friendly section for film listings, with easily accessible information about titles and screenings – plus a system enabling people to buy tickets. We also needed to present information about exhibitions, workshops and food and bar facilities.

And, with the ever-changing nature of the content, it was important to create a system that its team could update quickly and easily themselves.

We integrated a fully-functioning booking system for the sale of film tickets. This incorporates a seat selection option and connects to a secure payment facility. With bespoke, consistent styling throughout the booking pages, we’ve ensured a unified look that makes buying tickets as easy and inviting as possible.

Crucially, our bespoke system hands content control to Plymouth Arts Centre. The drag-and-drop builder, together with the power of WordPress, allows their team to keep the site maintained with up-to-the-minute information about screenings and events.

The Result

This flexibility and functionality, combined with our design and web expertise at Matrix, delivered the stylish, responsive website that Plymouth Arts Centre needed.

We were delighted that this iconic local organisation called on our creativity to help them to share theirs.

"We are thrilled with the new website! As an arts organisation the site had to be visually impressive, and as a cinema it had to be easy to find out what's on and buy tickets. We are now able to communicate to our audience with clarity and style. The new box office system has revolutionised how we sell tickets and boosted our online bookings significantly. Thank you to Matrix for creating exactly what we needed."

Charlotte McGuinness - Marketing Manager
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