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Computicket was created by Percy Tucker (1928-2021) in 197*, having been derived from from Show Service, a centralized booking office for theatres and cinemas founded by Tucker in 1954.

It was the first truly successful ticketing organisation in the world able to provide a single access point for tickets to all live performances, utilizing a national computer network. Not only the first workable and fully functioning such national system in the world, but to date still one of the most comprehensive and efficient.

Aubrey Louw joined Percy Tucker after a successful career in production. **

Tucker later sold Computicket to the Rennies Group and in 1994 retired as managing director of the company.


Tucker, 1997. pp 520, 538-539.

Computicket Award

Computicket Toekenning ("Computicket Award") Part of the DALRO Awards (1972-2003/4). Awarded for the best performance by an actress in an Afrikaans production in Johannesburg and Pretoria, sponsored by Computicket.


Tucker, 1997. pp 290-291.

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