Theatron goes South - Teater Lliure in Spain chose Theatron


Theatron goes south!

A couple of years ago we started discussing with Teatre Lliure, which was looking for a tool to centralize and coordinate the planning process of its activities. Today, we are proud to say that we have started a collaboration that will lead both to the development of Lliure and Theatron.

Teatre Lliure is a theater in Barcelona, considered one of the most prestigious in Spain and one of the most representative theaters of the performing arts in the country. On December 2, 1976 Teatre Lliure opened its doors, with the goal to understand the theater as a public service. Since then, shows are presented in its venues from texts, ideas and proposals from various areas and scenic languages, always with the purpose to reflect reality.

Lliure wants to be a theater that projects itself into the future and demonstrates it through the attitude of the staff. Active, curious and motivated to continue improving in every aspect. This has made it a benchmark in terms of implementation of the most advanced technology. The Technical Director of the Stage, César Fraga, and the Technical Coordinator, Rai García, are the people in charge of the implementation project of Theatron and this is what they say about it:

"Lliure has 3 theaters, 3 rehearsal rooms, press room, tours, etc. These spaces are filled with activity and it is necessary to have a tool that allows us to manage them. We need a tool to help us organize and we have found it. Theatron will be the tool that will help us organize all the activities in the most efficient way, improving the communication between all the theater departments. Access to information through Theatron is agile, instantaneous and available for all theater staff. Theatron is an agile, simple, intuitive and evolving program. "

In addition, Cesar comments that "We have found in Mansoft a company that is willing to listen to the customer, understand their needs and develop features to the software that are designed for the theater to which the program is intended. Implementing Theatron for Lliure has been a success so far".

This approach is very important for us and it is what differentiates us, so we are very happy to have started this collaboration, and we hope to grow together!

Read more about the Teatre Lliure here.

Learn more about Theatron on our website.

Latvian National Theatre - New user of Theatron


We are very excited to announce that Theatron has entered a new country! This time, we want to give a very warm welcome to the National Theatre of Latvia, located in Riga.

The Latvian National Theatre is one of the leading professional repertoire theatres in Latvia, a modern theatre proud of its traditions. Furthermore, the theatre’s eclectic-style building is a national monument of architecture and art. There are 3 halls in the theatre - the Big Hall (750 seats), the Actors' Hall (50-90 seats depending on the play) and the LMT New Hall (60 - 120 seats depending on the play). The theatre sees promotion of the Latvian dramaturgy as one of its most important tasks and therefore starts every season with a new production of a play by a Latvian author. The theatre also organizes National Play Competitions.

When asked about why they have chosen Theatron, the director of the theatre, Jānis Vimba, states that “Latvian National Theatre has chosen to use Theatron application in order to improve the theatre planning and the theatre team work. Considering all the necessities the Theatre had regarding the internal communication, logistics and resource management matters, this application offers a successful solution for all the above. We are new users of the application; therefore, I hope that our cooperation will be successful and the application will meet our expectations".

You can read more about Latvian National Theatre here.

Read more about Theatron in our webpage at and feel free to ask for a demo!

Best regards,
Mansof team

Heading picture provided by Latvian National Theatre



Joensuu City Theatre joins Theatron


This month we are very excited to share couple of news with you:

The first one is regarding our new customer, Joensuu City Theater, which has made the decision to join the Theatron family. Welcome!

The roots of this professional theater’s work extend to the beginning of the last century. In 1912, the Joy of Workers’ Association became Joensuu Workers' Theater. The second drama club, which served as the Lower Section of the Finnish Association, moved in 1914 into the newly built City Hall and changed its name to Joensuu Theater. In 1948, the Joensuu Workers' Theater and Joensuu Theater were merged and Joensuu City Theater was born. The theater has an intimate auditorium of 273 seats and a second room with 80 seats.

We are very happy to have a new Finnish customer and to be able to digitalize their production planning.

You can read more about Joensuu City Theater here.

Regarding the second piece of news, we have just launched the brand new Theatron webpage, with more information about the software, FAQ section and much more to discover.

We are currently working on the multiple language options and the address for the webpage is the same: Check it out and feel free to ask for a demo!

Mansoft team wishes you a Happy New Year 2019!

Rogaland Teater in Norway chose Theatron®


We welcome Rogaland Teater to join our growing Theatron family! Theatron won the contract over four other providers invited to offer similar solution for Rogaland Teater. Rogaland theatre is the twelfth Norwegian theatre using Theatron.

“Rogaland Teater chose Theatron because Mansoft has a good understanding of the special needs a theatre has in the process of planning its activities. The program is intuitive and user-friendly and the intranet feature will be a very useful feature for us in terms of spreading information to our organization. Furthermore, it is comforting that many other Norwegian theatres are already working on the same platform” – comments Henrik Tangen, Production Director from Rogaland Teater.

About Rogaland Teater

Rogaland Teater, est. 1947, presents approximately 10-14 productions yearly in four different venues and employs about 100 permanent employees. The main building of the theatre, in the top image, dates from 1883 and it’s been expanded and redecorated a number of times during its history.

Read more about Rogaland Teater here.

About Theatron®

Theatron is the leading production planning solution for performing arts organizations in the Nordics. Theatron serves currently 37 organizations in six countries and its customer base is expanding.

Read more about Theatron and ask for your own demo here.

Finnish Theatre of the year chooses Theatron


Riihimäki Theatre in Southern Finland has joined the growing number of Theatron users.

Theatron is a planning tool, which suits the needs of both big and small theatres. Riihimäki Theatre is a small theatre with just ten permanent employees. It is one of the oldest professional theatres in its size group in Finland. In addition to a number of guest and co-productions it also produces a couple of productions of its own during the year. The theatre was awarded as Theatre of the Year 2017 by The Association of Finnish Theatres.

Here’s how Managing Director Matti Arnkil comments on why Riihimäki Theatre ended up picking Theatron over other solutions:

“We chose Theatron, because it’s the furthest developed production planning system for theatres on the market. For us, as a small theatre, it is important that the solution can be customized, so we don’t have to pay for features we don’t need, but still get a good product that fits our needs and requirements. In Theatron the outcome of a long development process can be seen. You can tell that the solution has been developed in close collaboration with the theatre field, and the needs of the field have genuinely been taken into account.”

Read more about Riihimäki Theatre in Finnish here.

Theatron is the leading Nordic solution for theatres' scheduling and planning needs, serving today a total of 36 theatres. You can find more information on Theatron here or watch a short introduction video by clicking on the picture below.

Cover photo by Kari Paukola for Riihimäki Theatre

Den Nationale Scene changes for Theatron


It dates back to 2015 when we first contacted with Den Nationale Scene. Since then, our Norwegian market has been growing up non-stop. However, it was not until this last year that our relation got closer. And after a few interesting discussions, DNS realized that Theatron might be actually the tool they were looking for all along.

But of course, DNS wanted to be sure that Theatron was going to help them before taking any serious decision. For that, we had the pleasure of meeting Sten Are Fogge, the Production Manager in DNS, in our office in Turku and go through all the details. This definitely helped them to make up their minds.

So, why have they chosen us?

“We chose Theatron because we needed a planning tool built for theatre and Theatron already had a lot of the features we were looking for. It is also an important factor that there are several Norwegian theatres that work as a workgroup for further development. The platform is intuitive and easy to use and it will make our planning a lot easier. The already well function Intranet is also an important piece of the package together with Mansoft employee’s high-quality level” says Sten.

About DNS

Den Nationale Scene is one of three national theatres in Norway and has a good reputation for bringing on both contemporary and classical theatre together with a close connection to foreign theatre countries. Today the theatre houses three stages and presents approximately 20 productions each year. There are around 150 people employed by DNS and a company of 40 actors at the theatre.

Read more about DNS here.

About Theatron

Theatron is the leading Nordic solution for theatres' scheduling and planning needs, serving today total 35 theatres. Theatron is available throughout Europe in any language.

Mansoft team


Aarhus Teater in Denmark chose Theatron!


“Aarhus Teater has been looking for several years for a replacement of the outdated resource planning tool currently in use. While several of the systems in our consideration would be able to fulfill our requirements to some degree, they would also require an excessive amount of resources to learn and implement. Theatron provides us with a very intuitive user interface and being a hosted solution makes it a quick-to-learn and easy-to-use tool.

The collaboration with Mansoft has been smooth and they have addressed all our concerns quickly and competently.

Theatron is based on Microsoft SQL database and so is our new Intranet Microsoft Sharepoint platform, which furthermore will enable us to avoid any future development and proprietary concerns. Theatron will be integrated into Sharepoint for providing always up-to-date schedules and the possibility to create our own views and reports from all the information that Theatron provides.

We have great expectations and we are looking forward to implementing a new planning tool for Aarhus Teater” comments Jesper Sørensen IT Director from Aarhus Teater.

About Aarhus Teater

Aarhus Teater is Denmark's largest regional stage and was inaugurated in the year 1900. The theatre produces around 15 new productions each year and employs roughly 100 permanent staff with 300-400 people working in the theatre throughout the year. Read more about Aarhus Teater.

About Theatron

Theatron is the leading Nordic solution for theatres scheduling and planning needs, serving today total 34 theatres. Theatron is available throughout Europe in any language.

New solution coming out soon!


In Mansoft our goal is to help theatres making their production planning easier and faster. We keep learning and developing new features in order to make that happen. But this year we are taking a bigger step forward. We are expanding our portfolio with a new solution that will help with the management of resources, such as the light equipments, music equipments, chairs, tables…anything. You will have full control of all your resources and equipment. You will be able to see which resources are booked, which are free, which are in need to be checked…and many more features to come. The pilot will be launched after the summer and as Theatron, it will keep developing.

We want your planning process to be smoother while keeping always good communication throughout the whole organization. Minimize the unnecessary steps and save time so you can focus on what really matters, making great theatre.

Would you like to know more on how Theatron could streamline your production planning and make the sharing of information easier and faster? Then don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and let us know which are the main challenges that your organization faces when it comes to planning!

All the best,

Mansoft team

ABTT Theatre Show - London 6th & 7th June!


Come and join us at the ABTT Theatre Show in London on Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of June in London / Alexandra Palace.

We have a separate seminar in the Project 33 venue on Tuesday the 6th at 3:30 PM regarding how the leading Nordic production planning software Theatron has helped theatres to streamline their production planning processes. 

Quest speaker - Administrative Manager Jere Pensikkala from Turku City Theatre Finland will give you insights what benefits can be achieved through the usage of Theatron and how you can develop your own production planning processes with the help of Theatron.

Three new theatres sign up for Theatron


Three new theatres sign up for Theatron
Theatron expands in the Nordics as three new theatres sign up for Theatron; Espoo City Theatre in Finland, Teater Halland in Sweden and Akershus teater in Norway. Espoo City Theatre changes their current production planning solution and Teater Halland and Akershus teater take a fresh start with Theatron.

Theatre events in London and Berlin

We are taking part in two theatre events in June, the ABTT Theatre Show in London on the 6th and 7th of June and Stage Set Scenery in Berlin on the 20th – 22nd of June. If you are visiting either of these events, you are warmly welcomed to visit us and learn more about Theatron and have a discussion with us. Theatron is the leading production planning solution in the Nordics and the solution is now available throughout Europe. 

We have also released a short Theatron film, filmed in the theatre of one of our long-term customers Åbo Svenska Teater in Turku, Finland. Enjoy!


Job opportunity - Head of Software Development


Mansoft is the leading Nordic provider of theatre production planning software and in the forefront of helping theatres to streamline their daily work through software solutions. We have developed a state of the art SaaS -solution called Theatron, and we are expanding our operations and customer base within Europe, Russia and USA. Our office is located in Turku Finland.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Head of Software development to lead our four-person software development team. The main focus of the Head of development is to oversee all development output, implement best practises, streamline the development processes and standardize our working methodologies. You will also participate in the software development, so hands on attitude and knowledge of the various tools and solutions that we are currently using is required.

Amongst other responsibilities this will include:
- Raising standards across the development team, with a focus on delivery
- Reviewing our Agile development processes and implementing improvements
- Updating our approach to coding standards and web/application development
- Integrating software development effectively in our overall product lifecycle process
- Leading, coaching and mentoring the development team into a world class operation
- Participating in the software development work

The candidate:
- The ideal candidate will come from a software/web development background, and will have experience of managing a software development team, and delivering complex projects based on Microsoft stack and .NET development technologies.
- A strong understanding of digital product development, general web-based technologies and the ability to deliver against customer requirements will be essential.
- Good oral and written communication skills in Finnish and in English
- Experience in the performing arts industry is an asset as well as language skills in addition to Finnish and English.
- Ability and willingness to travel.

Why Mansoft? The work we do is challenging and meaningful and there is lots of it. We offer you the change to grow with us and build your career and Mansoft to be even more successful. Competitive salary and benefits are included.

Interested? Please apply and send an email with your CV and application, including your desired salary. If you have questions about the job or the company, please contact CEO Samu Bäckman, samu.backman(a) or +358447700060. Looking forward to receiving your application!

Trøndelag Teater - Tenth Theatron customer in Norway


Trøndelag Teater chose Theatron

It was in September 2015 that we first agreed to have a demo of Theatron over Skype with Trøndelag Teater. The first demo was held one week later, but it took year and half until the contract for Theatron was signed. During this time period Trøndelag Teater made a thorough investigation of the available solutions in the market, contacted existing Theatron customers in Norway and visited four theatres in Finland to learn more about the daily usage and benefits of Theatron and experiences working with Mansoft.

“The main reason why we chose Theatron is, that through the presentation of the solution and the experiences of other theaters in the Nordic countries it is our understanding that this is the best solution for Trøndelag Teater”, comments Jon Kristoffer Stokkan, Director at Trøndelag Teater.

“Trøndelag Teater is our tenth Theatron customer in Norway and we are very happy that they chose Theatron after this process. We have theater customers that have said during the first web demonstration that they will take Theatron, and we have theatres that have made a very thorough investigation of the available solutions in the market and signed a contract for Theatron”, comments Samu Bäckman, Managing Director of Mansoft.

Trøndelag Teater was opened in 1937 and the opening performance was Women of Niskavuori. The theatre is running five stages and has approximately 15 new production each year. Trøndelag Teater employs around 120 permanent employees and operates its own costume and props departments.

Read more about Trøndelag Teater.

Read more about Theatron and ask for your own demo.


Brageteatret joins Theatron


We welcome Brageteatret, the ninth theatre in Norway to join Theatron!

The proven efficiency and simplicity made Brageteatret choose Theatron. These decisions are what enables Mansoft to go forward and continue the development of Theatron. As each customer brings new ideas, new needs and new knowledge, we are able to grow together and keep continuing to fulfill our customer’s needs.

About Brageteatret

Brageteatret is a non-profit organization that works in Buskerud County, Norway. As a touring theatre, one of the Brageteatret’s purpose and goal is to contribute to the diversity, skills development and general strengthening of the county's overall artistic and cultural fields, by contributing to the increased and regular offering of performing arts to the entire population in Buskerud. Brageteatret places a particular emphasis on theatre with children and youth and from multicultural perspective.

Read more about Brageteatret.

Norrbottensteatern chose Theatron


Norrbottensteatern started in 1967 as Sweden's first county theater. Children and young people are priority audience groups, about 30% of the theatres activities are aimed towards these groups. The theatres repertoire is a mix of classics and newly written plays ranging from important and topical subjects to entertaining stories for providing the audience with multidimensional images of people and society.

Norbottensteater has its home venue in Luleå Sweden with three stages, workshops, studios etc and the theatre also tours in Norrbottens county across its 14 municipalities.

“Norrbottensteatern is excited to start working with Theatron, a program which through its ease of use and clarity will make our planning easier. We also believe that sharing information and schedules across our staff will be immensely facilitated by the tools provided by Theatron and the Intranet”, comments Hans Eriksson - Producer from Norrbottensteatern.

Read more about Norrbottensteatern

Read more about Theatron and ask for your own demo


The image is from Norrbottensteatern by photographer Anders Alm.

Finland celebrates its 99th Independence Day - Theatron its 11th year


Theatron was originally developed according to the needs and specifications of Finnish National Opera and Finnish National Theatre 11 years ago and Theatron grew eventually to be the leading production planning solution for theatres in Finland. Today Theatron is used by thirteen professional theatres in Finland for planning their productions and for sharing the schedules for the whole personnel.

The promotion of Theatron for theatres in other Nordic countries started some two years ago and currently Theatron handles the production planning for seven Norwegian, four Swedish, two Icelandic and one Estonian theatres in addition to the ones in Finland. During this time Theatron grew to be the leading production planning in the Nordics and the growth continues.

The next phase of Theatron internationalization started one month ago, and during this phase the goal is to discover how the theatres work in Germany, France, Spain, USA and Russia and if Theatron could also succeed in these markets. At the same time the work continues with the existing countries like England, Scotland and Wales.

Theatron will never be ready, as it is continuously developed in cooperation with the theatres based on the feedback and demands received from existing and new customers. We are thrilled and anxious to see what the next 11 years brings along!

Happy Independence Day for all our Finnish theatre customers!

The picture is from Finnish National Theatre in Helsinki