A few weeks ago, The Limelight Theatre experienced an interruption in services which compelled them to look for another way to get tickets into their patron’s hands. Without a way to print from their network, a new solution was necessary.
Matthew Whaley, the box office manager, decided to try a new system which involved having the guest check in at the box office and then get a second check by an usher on the way in to their seats. Each usher would be equipped with a guest list and the patron just tells them their name as they are lead to their seats. The new system worked flawlessly and saved on a ton of resources.
The Limelight’s 27th Season had eight shows with an average of 17 performances. For each 17 show run they would print 2200 pages of tickets and use 3 to 4 toners. By electing to forgo the paper tickets, they have reduced their paper usage from 3 reams to 1 ream monthly! That’s sure to save on natural resources!
Matthew and the entire staff continue to look for more ways to be environmentally friendly and help preserve our beautiful St. Augustine.