The creators of the ‘IMDB for theatre’ receive 175% of initial target, thanks to the support of users

Stagedoor, the most comprehensive and innovative guide to theatre in London, has raised £350,000 over the course of its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign, greatly surpassing its original goal of £200,000.

Stagedoor’s community of 20,000 users contributed enormously to the success of this campaign, investing £140,000 in amounts as small as £10 each. The app has also proved popular with ​conventional ​investors from across the theatre and tech industries in the UK and abroad.

The money raised in this round will be used to help the Stagedoor app reach 100,000 users in London and expand to New York.

Stagedoor helps users discover and book the best shows in London via personalised recommendations that take into account your preferences as well as those of your friends. You can use Stagedoor to follow your favourite genres, venues and artists and create alerts so you never miss getting a seat.

Stagedoor is also home to a fast-growing community of user–reviewers who leave thousands of comments to guide their fellow theatre-goers.

Michael Hadjijoseph, co-founder and CEO of Stagedoor said: “This is a very exciting time for our company and I would like to thank all our investors for sharing our vision. Together, we will continue to make theatre more accessible and help introduce new audiences to our fantastic industry.”

Francis Hellyer, CEO of London Theatre Direct said: “Theatre is a social experience and Stagedoor is a tech platform that reflects that. It already has a thriving community of users and I’m sure it will be the catalyst for millions of great nights out at the theatre.”