WhatsOnStage.com is the leading source for UK theatre information and tickets. The company was founded in 1996 by the media corporation EMAP under the auspices of Carol Dukes. Three years later it was bought by Terri Paddock (along with David Dobson) who owned and ran the company for 13 years. In 2012 WhatsOnStage was acquired by Time Out who sold it on to TheaterMania.com in January 2013.
TheaterMania.com, Inc., is the leading US-based theatre content, ticketing and services company. The merger of these two renowned theatre brands forms the first dedicated transatlantic digital theatre media group, serving the world’s two great theatre capitals, London and New York, and markets throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Under our new ownership, the WhatsOnStage.com website was relaunched in June 2013. Major investment has been made in the new site, which is based on a robust, scalable platform that has been custom-built for theatre ticketing, show listings and content. This platform has been developed by TheaterMania and road-tested to huge success in the Broadway and nationwide US markets. Source