Backstage - a calendar that can budget

simple to use, quick to populate and yet so so powerful

Backstage is a calendar that is shared by the orchestral management team that provides them with all the tools they need to manage the orchestral activities from concerts, marketing and engagement to accounts. The calendar interface shows all events allowing everyone to work from the latest data.  The calendar is very fast to read due to its use of advanced pop-ups that allow users to instantly see detailed information about each event. Key Features;

Backstage allows rapid sketching of outline plans, easy logging of artist and venue availabilities, detailed planning and straight forward output of data into easily editable reports.

Nick Lander, Director of Presentation and Operations, Royal Scottish National Orchestra


Backstage has the unique ability to predict the cost of your players based on just the sessions and their repertoire in your advanced schedule.  No further configuration is required.  Backstage can then work out the fees and expenses of your players including doubling and porterage payments.

This allows you to quickly see the cost of your players for future concerts and seasons as well as try what-if scenarios for different orchestra sizes or freelance numbers.

View, search and export all costs to Excel.

Bullet30x252334_favicon_16 Planning

Simple-to-build templates and drag-n-drop make it quick & simple to add and edit projects.

See the potential costs in seconds.

Bullet30x25 Reporting

View and search everything from player attendance to ticket sales using just drag-n-drop, selection and typing.

Export all reports to Excel.


Work direct from the Concert Department programmes.

See the updates as they happen.

Update the website in a single click.


Automatically creates player lists once the repertoire is set.

See the cost of players in seconds


Add unlimited session types into the main calendar from workshops to professional development.


A fully featured integrated library allows everyone to see the actual instrumentations that are being used.

Alter everything from section sizes to adding percussion instruments in seconds.


View and print all events from all departments in a single-click.

Backstage on Mobiles

Your data can be viewed on your mobiles and tablets.  Online applications can be frustratingly slow when viewing large databases.  However, Backstage can store an entire year of an orchestral schedule and 5 years of planning notes in the mobile browser allowing you to quickly navigate and view your latest data

“…I just edited all entries “Landon, H.C. Robbins” to “Robbins Landon, H. C.” in about two minutes (all Haydn symphonies). To be able to do this kind of mass editing of database material is fantastic.”

Richard Payne, Librarian, Royal Scottish National Orchestra

For a printable document about Backstage with QR codes for the videos

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