Show-Score is an independent theatre reviews platform that connects audiences in New York City and London with shows they’ll love. Through trusted audience reviews, critics' reviews, and easy-to-use categories, Show-Score strives to help audiences discover the right shows for them.
Founded in 2015 by Tom Melcher and Deeksha Gaur, the site boasts 300,000 members who have collectively written close to 550,000 reviews of live theatre shows - this represents six times more theatre reviews than Facebook, TripAdvisor, and Yelp combined! Show-Score joined TodayTix Group in 2020.
Show-Score’s most active reviewers can earn a spot on our leaderboard, create virtual scrapbooks of their theatre memories, get exclusive tickets to shows via Show-Score Member Nights, and in the process, help audiences discover their next favorite show.
Tom Melcher and his family were avid theatre fans who saw hundreds of shows a year. Yet, figuring out what to see was a full-time job. There was no centralized list of everything running, it took hours of googling to track down reviews, and by the time a show was declared a hit, it was sold out.
As a theatre professional, Deeksha Gaur saw this challenge from the other side. Shoestring budgets and a decline in independent, third-party coverage left the fate of a show to inclinations of an ever-smaller number of critics. Word of mouth worked, but spread within existing circles. As a result, finding new audiences was a continuous challenge.
Show-Score was launched in 2015 with the goal of inviting audience members to write helpful reviews and presenting new audiences with all the information they would need to make the right decisions for them: clear listings, independent third-party reviews, and helpful categories for discovery.
Show-Score’s reviews are designed with one primary goal: helpfulness.
The most helpful reviews answer three questions:
That is why community members are invited to:
By writing a review, the community agrees to abide by our community agreements, and community members are invited to flag any reviews that don’t meet the site’s standards.
Audience Acclaimed status is a special distinction awarded to the best-reviewed shows. In order to qualify, shows must meet the following requirements:
Show-Score Member Nights are events for the Show-Score community to see shows together, discover new shows, and share their responses with the community.
Show-Score's most active members are invited to shows & events in New York & London for free (plus an admin fee).