Housed in a stunning brutalist building overlooking a park, Chichester Festival Theatre has an international reputation for producing work of the highest quality; from large-scale musicals to distinguished dramas, and they needed a new website to match.
To complement the architecture of the theatre we've adhered to the Modernist mantra 'form follows function', with stripped-back interface design and simply-structured navigation. This also allows performance imagery to shine.
Under-the-hood is a powerful machine which keeps the website running smoothly, even during high traffic spikes such as season launches.
We created the website using a phased approach to development – first launching a ‘minimal viable product’ in tandem with the theatre’s new ticketing system, Spektrix, then using user data and feedback to make further incremental developments and improvements. The result?
“Congrats @ChichesterFT on making the online booking so easy to navigate and use!”
“@ChichesterFT tickets booked for 2016 season. Thank you for an excellent web booking experience.”
“All booked. Good website and easy to use.”
“Strife booked and a lot easier than I'd thought it would be – @ChichesterFT system better than most in London.”
Regular reviewing and revising of the site based on user feedback and analysis – as well as developments in technology – keeps it functioning smoothly, and allows for fuss-free, unobtrusive improvements to visitors’ online experience. Bravo!
- Interface design
- Mobile website
- Responsive design
- Spektrix integration
- User journey
- UX (user experience) design
- Web design
- Website build (content-managed)