Success in Numbers

Tessitura is the only system that enables secure, successful collaboration among organizations that want to share a single database.

When collaborating in a consortium, organizations are able to use ALL of Tessitura's comprehensive functionality — ticketing and admissions, fundraising, memberships, CRM, marketing, reporting, web transactions, and more. Even while sharing a single Tessitura system, each organization can maintain its own Tessitura-integrated online branding and presence.

If desired, organizations can sell tickets and events for each other, whether singly or in combined packages. Members of a consortium can log on to the shared database but can access only their own data, such as ticket history, contributions, and private information. Each organization can set up Tessitura according to its own business policies, and each maintains its own separate ledger and financial system.

Why Consortiums?

There are many reasons organizations choose to operate within a consortium, rather than license their own Tessitura system. Some consortia are organized around a single venue, where multiple ensembles are in residence. Others are based on geography, with diverse cultural organizations within a city or region sharing a single Tessitura system. Because Tessitura is purpose suited to a wide variety of cultural and arts organizations, consortium organizations are diverse in size, genre, and geography.

“We're able to look at over ten years' worth of history for people and tell their story, across Yale, for any of the organizations using Tessitura. And that's been meaningful in many, many ways.”

Janna Ellis, Yale University Tessitura Consortium
Janna Ellis
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Tessitura Consortiums

Tessitura launched the ability to create multi-organization consortia in 2004, and currently there are approximately 40 Tessitura consortia operating in six countries worldwide.

TPAC photo by Rick McBride

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Nasville, Tennessee

Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Millennium Centre


Segerstrom Center

Segerstrom Center

Costa Mesa, California

Tulsa Ballet

Tulsa Arts Management Consortium

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wilma Theatre

Wilma Theatre

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Yale Repertory Theatre

Yale University Consortium

New Haven, Connecticut

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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