Theater for WordPress


A WordPress plugin to manage and publish events for your theater, live venue, cinema, club or festival.


De Theater plugin heeft diverse shortcodes en widgets om je voorstellingen te tonen. Zie de documentatie voor een overzicht.

Import events from your existing ticketing solution


  • Event Duplicator – Deze gratis extensie voegt een nieuwe optie aan de voorstellingen editor toe zodat je met één klik een voorstelling kan dupliceren. Handig als je veel voorstellingen tegelijk moet invoeren.
  • Events Feed – Automatically show your events in your email newsletter. Works perfectly with Mailchimp and other email marketing solutions.
  • Events Slider – Toon je voorstellingen in een touch enabled en responsive slider.
  • Timetable – Toon je voorstellingen in een heldere tabel layout. Handig voor bioscopen en festivals.
  • Kijkwijzer – Voeg Kijkwijzer iconen toe aan je voorstellingen.
  • MPAA – Voeg Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating labels toe aan je films.
  • BBFC – Voeg British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) iconen toe aan je films.

Mis je een feature?

Plaats een verzoek op het forum.

Theater for WordPress uitbreiden

Makkelijk! Schrijf zelf extensies die nieuwe functionaliteit toevoegen aan de Theater for WordPress plugin. Bekijk mijn voorbeeld plugin op GitHub.

Contributors zijn welkom


  • Beheer voorstellingen in de WordPress admin.
  • De voorstellingen editor.
  • Select how your events appear on your website.
  • Een lijst met komende voorstelling op je website.
  • Voorstellingsdetails.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Ga naar PluginsToevoegen.
  2. Zoek op ‘Theater’.
  3. Look for the Theater for WordPress plugin and click on Install now.
  4. Wait for the next screen to load and click on Activate Plugin.

Voeg voorstellingen toe

Theater for WordPress uses productions to group your events. Each production can have one or more events.

Add your first event:

  1. Go to TheaterEventsAdd new.
  2. Enter a title and description for your events.
  3. Scroll down and click on Add a new date.
  4. Enter a start time that is in the future.
  5. Enter the other details for your date.
  6. Click on Save date.
  7. Add a featured image (if your theme supports it).
  8. Click on Publish.

Show your events

You can show your upcoming events on a page.

  1. Go to PagesAdd new.
  2. Give your page a title (eg. ‘Upcoming events’).
  3. Click on Publish.
  4. Go to TheaterSettingsDisplay.
  5. Set Page to show upcoming events on to the page that you just created.
  6. Set Position on page to show above content.
  7. Click on Save Changes.
  8. Go to TheaterSettingsStyle.
  9. Check Enable built-in Theater stylesheet.
  10. Click on Save Changes.

The page that you created now shows your upcoming events.


Alle voorstellingen zien er maar raar uit!

Controleer of je de ‘Ingebouwde Theater stylesheet gebruiken’-optie hebt aangevinkt in de Theater plugin instellingen.

Ik zie de Theater Kalender widget nergens

Controleer of je wel hebt geselecteerd op welke pagina je de komende voorstellingen wilt weergegeven.

Ik heb écht feature X nodig. Kan je dat toevoegen?

Als je een feature mist die je echt nodig hebt voor je website, dan kan je het volgende doen:

  1. plaats een feature request op het forum or
  2. voeg het zelf toe en stuur een pull request op GitHub or
  3. huur me in.

De nieuwe feature kan toegevoegd worden aan de Theater plugin of worden uitgebracht als aparte extensie. Op die manier profiteren ook andere gebruikers van de uitbreidingen.


1 februari 2022
Great for beginners and very versatile later on. It has useful extensions and fast support. My favorite event plugin.
11 september 2021
This is a good plugin ! Good : You can define a Production and Event dates of a production - That’s exactly what I want .. So for a piece of work - a play, a concert - which you put on stage on one or more occasions, then if you call this a Production, then with the plugin you can define a Production – title, description , etc, all the stuff independent of time - and then to this production you add one or more Event dates – actual date, duration, venue ticket info. – So for multiple dates you only enter the overall production info once. Also theres loads of shortcode possibilities and parameters which is great. Also for more fields the plugin supports the plugin Advanced Custom Fields out of the box Would be good to improve labelling, documentation : The docs talk about a production and events, and also the shortcodes use the terms [wpt_productions … ] and [wpt_events … ] all exactly as defined above in my Good point – that’s good … BUT in the WP Admin menu > Theater - there is no “Production” sub menu, eg to create /edit a production .. Instead there is an Events sub-menu .. It turns out this actually means Productions … very confusing at first until I got going ..
1 december 2019
Also check out the extensions, works with a lot of ticketing systems
20 december 2018
This plugin has been running for three years without any significant problems. The lists, which can be varied in many ways by shortcode, fascinate! Also the unexpected but helpful support from Jeroen, during a failed installation of an extension, pleased me very much.
27 juni 2017
I have been searching for something like this for so long! Events Manager wasn't cutting it, Events Calendar by Modern Tribe is glitchy, Theater for WP does it just right! My only complaint would be the documentation, my developer had to figure out a lot on his own. But the support was great when we needed it.
15 november 2016
Great plugin for a theatre client of mine. I added a free extension (duplicator) and premium one (grid). The author was extremely responsive to support requests for the premium extension and I cannot fault him or the product. Superb.
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Release Date: September 1, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • Adds Gutenberg/Block Editor support to events and a new ‘Import Events’ page.
  • Bugfix
    • Fixes a PHP warning (0.18.2).
    • Fixes an XSS vulnerability (0.18.4).
    • Fixes a PHP error when manually inserting an Event through wp_insert_post() (0.18.5).
  • Deprecations
    • Removed the Cart widget because nobody was using it (0.18.2).


Release Date: August 17, 2020

Introducing Jeero as a new way to import events from popular ticketing solutions.


Release Date: July 25, 2018

  • Enhancements
    • Added date and category filter to the events admin screen.
    • Added a custom excerpt to embedded events (using oEmbed).
    • Made it possible to paginate events by tag. See the updated docs.
    • Made it possible to group events by tag. See the updated docs.
  • Bugfix
    • Fixed a performance issue if your site uses a lot of transients (0.16.1).
    • Fixed a timezone issue with groupby/paginateby inside listings (0.16.1).
    • Fixed a problem with jQuery in WordPress 5.5 (0.16.2).
    • Fixed a problem with the tickets url inside an iframe on subfolder based multisite installs (0.16.2).
    • Fixed another problem with jQuery in WordPress 5.5 (0.16.3). Now uses flatpickr for a datepicker.


Release Date: March 22nd, 2016

This release focusses on a more streamlined experience when managing your events. Let me know what you think and if you are missing anything in the forum.

  • Verbeteringen

    • ‘Producties’ heten vanaf nu gewoon ‘voorstellingen’.
    • Simplified the events admin screen.
    • Added a new {{prices}} placeholder for events (0.15.3).
    • Events can now be filtered by tags (0.15.5).
    • Activated events archive pages (0.15.10).
    • You can now set until what time events should fall on the previous days using the theater/helpers/time/next_day_start_time_offset filter (0.15.11).
    • You can now create event calendars with custom filters (0.15.16).
    • Added the ‘end_after’ filter to production lists.
    • You can now add extra filter controls to the events admin screen using the restrict_manage_productions and manage_productions_extra_tablenav filters (0.15.17).
    • Added the wpt/importer/get/value filter to alter the default behaviour of an importer (0.15.20).
    • The calendar widget now jumps to the active month if you show the widget on you events page (0.15.23).
    • The use of transients for event lists and calendar can now be switched off using the theater/transient/active filter (0.15.24). Thank you joost de keijzer!
    • Added a new {{tags}} placeholder for events (0.15.27). See the updated docs. Thank you Raymond van Melzen!
    • Internal changes to further improve performance of importers (0.15.27).
    • Added CSS classes to the event editor to make it easier for developer to customise (0.15.29). Thank you joost de keijzer!
    • Performance improvements when ordering events on websites with a lot of events (0.15.30).
  • Bugfix

    • The translation setting for the header above events on the productions page was also being used in other places (eg. the admin menu) (0.15.2). Thank you Bob Morris!
    • Seasons are now hidden from search results (0.15.3).
    • The post slug was not working for events when using bulk edit in the events admin screen (0.15.5).
    • Updates for extension plugins were not working anymore (0.15.6).
    • Events where not always showing the correct end date.
    • Search results no longer get lost when navigating on the Events page in the WordPress admin (0.15.9).
    • Fixed an issue with the ‘end’ filter for events (0.15.10).
    • Fixed the sort order of events on the admin screen after you changed the status of an event (0.15.13). Thank you Menno Luitjes!
    • Fixed a problem with the changelog of extensions if you’re running multiple extensions (0.15.14).
    • Fixed a problem with the event editor in WordPress 4.7 (0.15.15).
    • Fixed the day-filter in event lists (0.15.16).
    • Fixed an encoding problem in the upcoming event feeds (0.15.16).
    • Fixed a sorting issue on archive/search pages with mixed post types (0.15.16).
    • Fixed a timezone problem when using something like starttime|date('Y-m-d H:i:s') inside a shortcode (0.15.18).
    • Fixed performance issues with some websites that use full page caching plugins and services (0.15.22).
    • Fixed several performance issues of during imports (0.15.24).
    • Fixed a conflict with WP-CLI. (0.15.24).
    • Fixed an issue with the fallback of custom field values of events. Thank you joost de keijzer!
    • Fixed an issue where sometimes events are shown in the wrong order (0.15.30).
    • Fixed another issue where sometimes events are shown in the wrong order (0.15.31).
    • Fixed an issue with the keyword filter for events (0.15.32).
    • Fixed an issue with event lists on a page with a parent page (0.15.33).
    • Fixed an issue with the tickets iframe when the tickets page is a page with a parent page (0.15.33).
    • Fixed an issue where events are gone after you deactivate en reactivate the plugin.
  • Deprecations

    • Deprecated the custom CSS settings in favour of the custom CSS setting that came with WordPress 4.7 (0.15.16).


Release datum: 2 februari 2016

  • Verbeteringen

    • The plugin is now ready for language packs hosted on This makes it much easier for you to contribute a translation of the plugin in your native language. Add you translation here.
    • De [wpt_events] shortcode accepteert nu een production parameter om een lijst met voorstellingen te beperken tot een of meer producties (0.14.4). Zie de bijgewerkte documentatie voor voorbeelden.
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed some layout glitches on the Theater extensions page (0.14.1).
    • Listings were not working correctly if you combined the start and post__not_in params (0.14.2).
    • Event imports didn’t always clean up properly (0.14.2).
    • Fixed a problem when saving a production with multiple events (0.14.3). Thank you tomaszkoziara!
    • Fixed several PHP warnings when no listing page is set in the Theater settings (0.14.3).


Release datum: 3 september 2015

  • Enhancements
    • Production listings can now be filtered by start and end dates. See the updated documentation.
    • Production listings can now be grouped and paginated by day, month or year.
    • Alle overbodige elementen zijn verwijderd van het voorstellings bewerkscherm.
    • Made it possible to alter the behaviour of the tickets lightbox with a filter.
    • You can now browse extensions inside the WordPress admin.

Zie de release post voor voorbeelden.

  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed a problem in production listings with events that start before 1-1-1970.
    • Visibility of ticket buttons didn’t account for timezones.
    • Pagination for listings wasn’t working when the listing page was the same as the front page.
    • Weekdays were showing up as question marks when using a multibyte language (eg. Russian).
  • Systeemeisen

    • De plugin wordt niet meer getest op WordPress versies ouder dan 4.0 (0.13.3).


Release datum: 3 juli 2015

  • Verbeteringen

    • You can adjust the slug for production detail pages in the permalink settings. Your URLs can now look like or
    • New template placeholders for events: {{starttime}}, {{startdate}}, {{endtime}} and {{enddate}}. Thanks jbrandligt!
    • You can choose the size for your thumbnail placeholder: {{thumbnail('large')}}.
    • The URLs for your ticket pages look nicer, if you use the iframe option:
    • Added new filters to manipulate the output of the Theater Production widget and the Theater Events widget.
    • Updated the German translation. Thanks henk23!
    • Added error messages to the import status. Thanks Menno!
    • Made it easier for extensions to add functionality to the event editor (0.12.4).
  • Clean up

    • Productions no longer have an archive page on
    • Removed the Theater dashboard widget since it was kind off useless and slowing the admin interface down.
  • Bugfixes

    • Some past events were showing a false tickets status.
    • It was impossible to clear a value for an event field.
    • Events were polluting the ‘link to existing content’ section on the ‘Insert/edit link’ dialog (0.12.3).
    • Fixed a timezone problem with the {{datetime}} template tag (0.12.6).
    • Fixed a lightbox problem with themes that don’t properly support screen-reader texts (0.12.6).
    • Fixed a problem with invalid event end dates (0.12.7).
    • The tickets status was not being saved when creating a new event (0.12.7).


Release datum: 30 maart 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Een gloednieuwe evenement editor. Bekijk de release notes voor alle informatie.
    • Support for post__in and post__not_in in the [wpt_events] shortcode. See the documentation for examples. Thanks jbrandligt!
    • Support for custom filters in event listings. See this post for an example.