A free plugin to publish your events on a WordPress website. Perfect for theaters, music venues, cinemas and festivals.
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LICENSE Updated to GNU GPL v3. Sep 22, 2016
apigen.neon Event archive now only shows upcoming events. Aug 26, 2016
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multisite.xml Fixed multisite Jun 3, 2014
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#Theater for WordPress

Events vs. productions

Theater for WordPress uses productions to group your events. Each production can have one or more events.

So if you run a theatre then 'The Sound Of Music' is a production and the show this weekend is an event.

Website owners

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Go to PluginsAdd new.
  2. Search for 'Theater'.
  3. Look for the Theater for WordPress plugin and click on Install now.
  4. Wait for the next screen to load and click on Activate Plugin.

Add events

Add your first event:

  1. Go to TheaterProductionsAdd new.
  2. Enter a title and description for your production.
  3. Scroll down and click on Add a new event.
  4. Enter a start time that is in the future.
  5. Enter the other details for your event.
  6. Click on Save event.
  7. Add a featured image (if your theme supports it).
  8. Click on Publish.

Show your events

You can show your upcoming events on a page.

  1. Go to PagesAdd new.
  2. Give your page a title (eg. 'Upcoming events').
  3. Click on Publish.
  4. Go to TheaterSettingsDisplay.
  5. Set Page to show upcoming events on to the page that you just created.
  6. Set Position on page to show above content.
  7. Click on Save Changes.
  8. Go to TheaterSettingsStyle.
  9. Check Enable built-in Theater stylesheet.
  10. Click on Save Changes.

The page that you created now shows your upcoming events.

Theme developers

Check out the documentation.


Theatre integrates nicely with existing Ticketing solutions. Available integrations:

Need integration with another ticketing system? Drop me an email and I will look into it.


The product is continiously tested using Travis CI and BrowserStack.

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