First published on 19 Sep 2012. Updated on 3 Mar 2014.
Shows need audiences, audiences need shows and Ronit Fazekas is all about playing matchmaker, bringing the two together over the last 11 months with her culture-hunting venture LittleBirdyTix.com.
Designed as a place for promoters to offer free tickets to their dedicated membership, this little business has been hard at work. So hard, in fact it seems like child labour to make something less than a year old do so much.
More than 200 shows down and even more to go, the list of partnered events to date is exhaustive. These have included Short & Sweet Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Arts Festival & Hub, Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Darebin Music Feast, Midsumma, The Revelators, Camille O’Sullivan, Gossling, Eddie Ifft, MKA: Theatre, The Candy Butchers, Le Gateau Chocolat, Tom Thum, Abandoman, Frisky and Mannish, Barry Morgan, Impro Melbourne, Eddie Perfect and Geraldine Quinn. Phew, tired yet?
Members, or ‘Little Birdies’, are effectively getting an almost unlimited supply of free tickets. It doesn't take a wise old owl to figure out that the $55 membership fee has paid itself back after attendance to a single show.
Which, if you’re into shows and lots of 'em, seems something to crow, craw and tweet about.
Little Birdy Tix is offering Time Out readers $15 off its membership price. Use the code 'Time Out' and a year of free event tickets will be yours for $40.
Time Out Promotion