Client since 2011
Ovalhouse is a lively theatre and arts centre based on the Kennington Oval, opposite the famous cricket ground.
We have worked with Simon for a number of years and he has always offered us fantastic advice. He also seems to have the knack of providing solutions that meet our, at times, limited budgets. Our new Content Management System has really changed the way we work. I still have the big smile on my face from when I first realised how much control we actually have. From managing our events calendar, to embedding audio and video it seems to do everything. It's great, and I know our users are really benefiting from the new streamlined, feature-rich website Simon has built for us.
This site looks devilishly simple, but the sleek sophisticated design downplays the effort we took to ensure both the users' and the clients' needs were met.
Obviously, as a venue, the main purpose of this site is to promote its shows. So a robust and flexible events calendar underpins the website. Of course, Ovalhouse's users will want to buy tickets to these shows, so we integrated their new box office system from Spektrix. If that's not enough, Ovalhouse wanted to maintain the website in-house so a powerful Content Management System was a must. And we also needed to ensure that there was plenty happening on the site to engage the diverse audiences – from the Under 26s to 62. Finally, the site needed to reflect the personality of the revamped identity and venue.
Although we are on hand to provide support, our involvement is very minimal and the Ovalhouse website has been happily running for a number of years.