Philadelphia Regional Arts Consortium

Our Mission

The Philadelphia Regional Arts Consortium serves a membership of nonprofit professional theaters and cultural organizations by licensing, operating, maintaining, and developing the Tessitura Software suite. Tessitura, a state-of-the-art database software solution developed by the Metropolitan Opera, provides ticketing, fundraising and patron management capabilities that would be otherwise beyond the individual means of its member organizations to license.

PRAC represents a collaborative effort to share networks and data to expand audiences and increase engagement in our artistic work. Through membership models and service arrangements, open to all arts and cultural nonprofits of any size or discipline, the Consortium works to strengthen the vitality of our region’s arts community.  

Bristol Riverside Theatre, Always Patsy Cline, 2014-2015 Season

The Philadelphia Regional Arts Consortium is a collaboration of 19 non-profit member organizations that vary in size and structure, who share a license for the Tessitura Software which integrates ticketing, marketing, development, and audience services functionality into a single software suite. After a long time fiscal sponsorship with the Wilma Theater, The Consortium incorporated as an independent 501c3 in August of 2020.

PRAC is primarily funded by its member organizations through an equitable cost-sharing basis, dividing fixed costs equally among the organizations and each organization paying a per ticket charge for each ticket sold.

For its 19 member organizations, the Philadelphia Regional Arts Consortium allows access to a state-of-the-art software suite tailored to the demands of arts administration; access to Tessitura affords Consortium members robust technical capabilities, a powerful customer relations tool which helps organizations serve patrons while tracking and analyzing trends in sales and giving, and dedicated staff support that each member, alone, would not have access to.