Building a website can be both ways difficult and easy, but still, you have a range of options to choose from. Custom website designed/developed from a scratch is a difficult way (as well as expensive one) and using a ready-made WordPress theme to create a website is respectively the easiest possible, and least expensive.
This article is dedicated to those of you, looking forward to building a website for any kind of so-called cultural establishment: theater, cinema, radio station, music or art school.
Even though all of these establishments have a number of similar points that unite them not only logically, but also functionally, they all have their own peculiarities that may be reflected in terms of design, basic functionalities and of course types of pages included into the template package.
As for the last thing, let’s have a look at the differences because these might be the most interesting things to discuss.
The Radio Station website, for sure there should be a page where one can listen to the live broadcast or browse through some sort of an archive with previously released shows. What’s more important one can build such page almost on any WordPress website no matter if it was designed for the radio station or not. WordPress CMS has a special post type Audio which originally was developed for podcasts, but is there much difference between a podcast and a radio show?
The Cinema website, should have a built-in forum functionality where movie fans could discuss items they watched recently, share spoilers (could we go somewhere without them?), argue about movie characters they love and ones they hate.
The Theater website should also have a forum where visitors could discuss certain plays and theatrical openings, but most important is the booking area, where visitors can book or buy tickets to the performances they love.
The Musical school. When I went to junior school most of the children my age took classes in music schools but my parents thought that it was too mainstream which is why I was sent to the karate school. So when we reached adolescence some of them could play guitar like Estas Tonne, while I could make splits and hit the cigarette packs off their heads with my left foot. Strange that this story appeared here. Anyways, musical schools website should have a special section where all music classes are described in details so that parents, as well as adult students, could pick a suitable time, teachers they like and so on.
The Arts school has the same requirements towards design and website functionalities as the Musical school, this means that any musical school WordPress theme can be adjusted to the needs of an Arts school WordPress website. All that remains is to change color scheme add a section with classes descriptions, page with bios of the team aka teachers, and your Arts school website is ready to be published.
Now let’s have a look how many themes are actually worthy of our attention to be used for a website of these four types.
Each and every one of these themes was created so that even the users with the least experience could build a website in the smallest timespan possible. Let’s move on to the templates collection.
OsTende | Theater WordPress Theme
If your next task is to build a website for a theater, theater news portal OsTende WordPress theme might be a good fit for you. This template has enough features and functionalities to present theatrical events in the best favorable light. OsTende theme built entirely on Elementor for various cultural establishments including cinema, opera, ballet, and other entertainment websites. OsTende WordPress theme functionalities can help you built a perfect online presence for your establishment, most importantly it contains a set must have pages like events calendar where site visitors can track updated of events, shows, movies and so on. Most notable features of OsTende WordPress theme are: compatibility with Elementor builder, one-click demo installation, modern and highly-customizable design, compatibility with the latest version of WordPress engine, compatibility with most popular browsers, Slider Revolution & Swiper Slider are included into the template package.
Sounder | Online Radio WordPress Theme
Here comes the most attractive online radio WordPress theme you will ever find. Just as we’ve discussed at the beginning of this article online radio website should have a player that can broadcast live shows of a specific radio station. Sounder WordPress theme has a player right under the header, all that remains is to click the play button to hear the Now Playing track. The most notable thing of the Sounder theme is its design, the theme is created in a bright color scheme using both duotone and photos with increased saturation as featured images for radio shows, banners and the team aka DJ’s. Technical aspects that make Sounder the best choice for your radio station website: WPBakery page builder support, retina images support, interactive Ajax search, flexible colors & typography support, revolution slider, ThemeREX add-ons, Fontello & Image Icons support. These things all together are aimed to make it easier to setup and operate your website.
Kings & Queens | Medieval Reenactment WordPress Theme
If you’re engaged with medieval reenactments or received a job offer that required a website for Middle Ages fans Kings & Queens WordPress theme is a perfect option for you. Certain parts of the home page may resemble aged manuscripts, this is a great decoration for a WordPress theme of such topic. Overall the color scheme of Kings & Queens theme has three colors that perfectly complement dark ages stylistics. What’s more important this theme will fit not only medieval ages fans but also Games of Thrones fans. Kings & Queens theme has a set of eCommerce pages so you could easily add various products and sell using WooCommerce functionality. You’ll be able to edit pages of this theme using powerful WPBakery page builder, add various sliders throughout the website using Revolution slider.
Filmax | Movie Magazine WordPress Theme
Filmax is a perfect WordPress theme that will fit cinema/movies enthusiasts willing to build a store, blog, or cinema forum. This template has a must have pages to be transformed into a website of any type. The Filmix theme has a number of layouts which you can use randomly throughout all pages of your website. One can easily edit page content using WPBakery page builder, what’s good about this builder is that it allows building literally unique layouts due to unlimited combinations of containers and rows. Since Filmix theme is built with WPBakery page builder it ensures that your website will render perfectly on any handheld device.
Rythmo | Music School WordPress Theme
Here comes the first music school template in our compilation the Rythmo Music School WordPress theme. Based on the set of pages given this theme can be used not only for music schools but also for musical instruments store, the theme is compatible with the latest version of WooCommerce plugin. Using native WooCommerce shortcodes you can showcase product on any page you want. Since the theme is built with WPBakery page builder you’ll be able to create unique layouts and pages in a matter of a few minutes. To ease the process of customization you can import sample content using the 1 Click Installation feature.
Crown Art | Arts School WordPress Theme
Crown Art WordPress theme is a modern and functional design built for various art schools. The theme can a solid basis for a website of either arts teacher solopreneur or a whole school with a huge stafа (the theme has a special Team page where you can present your team with their photos and bios). The most notable feature of this theme is the Booked appointment plugin, with its help you can present the schedule in a convenient interface so that your future students could easily book a class at your school. What’s more, the theme is compatible with Revolution slider which allows building amazing sliders with sophisticated animation.
Melody – Music School WordPress Theme
Here comes another music school WordPress theme – Melody. The template is designed in a pleasant for an eye color scheme so that it will fit the widest possible target audience. WooCommerce integration allows to make add a store to a website built with Melody theme and sell both musical instruments or lessons as downloadable or virtual products. Melody WordPress theme has a bunch of useful features like the fully responsive layout and retina ready elements that will make it look amazing on any platform or device. Melody theme comes packed with pick premium plugins like Revolution Slider, Essential Grid, Booking Calendar, WPBakery Page Builder. The drag’n’drop builder allows creating various layouts that are not limited by anything but your imagination.
Blockter – Movie & TV Show database WordPress Theme
In case your next gig is to build a movie database website Blockter WordPress theme is exactly what you need. Being created using a dark color scheme this design will transfer a cinema-like atmosphere to the displays of your visitors. The most interesting feature of this theme is the Movie library plugin, with its help you’ll be able to manage movie data, poster, genre, director, and other movie data in one place. Also, this plugin allows importing movies information from TMDB (The Movie Database) in one click. Due to this theme, your website visitors will love an amazing social login which allows creating user accounts by importing their data from social media accounts. Customizing and editing a website built with the Blockter theme is available with WPBakery page builder that allows building unlimited layout combinations.
BigShow – WordPress Cinema & Movie Theme
Here comes another Responsive WordPress Bootstrap movie theme – BigShow. This item will perfectly fit any website that is aimed to present movies, movie data, music albums or anything else you can imagine. What’s so interesting about this design is that the homepage may present various categories of movies in a handy interface. The BigShow WordPress theme has a home landing page, recent movie page, upcoming movie, TV show list, celebrity page, and news pages. Being 100% responsive and retina-ready this theme will render perfectly on any desktop or handheld device. Since BigShow WordPress theme supports WPBakery page builder one will be able to create unlimited layouts that are limited by the imagination of the maker.
Specto – Cinema WordPress Theme
Here’s another responsive WordPress theme designed for cinema or movies website. This template will be a perfect fit for any movies website gig. The theme contains all the necessary pages and layout elements that are needed to create a professional and appealing website that will fit your audience. Spectro WordPress theme can boast with modern design, multiple reusable shortcodes, Bootstrap 3 grid & 100% responsive layout. Also, Specto theme’s pages are created with drag’n’drop page builder.
Cinerama – A Theme for Movie Studios and Filmmakers
Cinerama is a multipurpose cinema WordPress that can be either a blog, or a store, or anything else. The theme has a powerful easy-to-use admin interface that can control every aspect of theme design. To ease the customization of a website built with Cinerama theme one can import sample content in one click. To create a perfect presentation of the content on the homepage one can choose from a number of creative layouts. Since the theme is powered by WPBakery page builder one can build lots of additional layouts in a powerful and handy interface.
Movify – Movies and Cinema WordPress Theme
Movify is a powerful cinema WordPress theme created with WPBakery page builder. Website admin will love one click movies import from IMDB.com that can parse dozens of attributes of a given movie. The theme has a separate theme options section that can control every single aspect that is not available from within WPBakery builder. To ease customization process you can make use of the demo content that is imported to your website via handy one-click installer. The demo content will serve as a solid basis for your website’s pages since it significantly simplifies customization process.
Moview – Responsive Film/Video DB & Review Theme
With Moview WordPress theme creating a movies website with similar functionality to IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes has never been easier. The layout of this theme was created in WPBakery page builder and can be easily customized or altered anyhow you want. The most interesting thing about this website is BuddyPress integration which delivers forum functionality to Moview-powered website, users can discuss movies, characters they love or hate, share spoilers and so on. What’s more, the template has a set of eCommerce pages that can help you sell movie-related items by adding products in a handy WooCommerce interface.
OMB – Online Movies Booking
Here comes the easiest way of building a movie website, the OMB WordPress theme, due to a built-in bulk movie importer one can build a huge flix database in a matter of a few clicks, you can import cast info, cast biography, genre, actors, directors, release date, trailer and many more. What’s more there a special booking (ticket/seat reservation) UX where users can pick time, seat and get an email confirmation. OMB WordPress themes comes with a set of custom widgets like OMB Twitter feed, OMB YouTube feed, OMB Genres listing, OMB Quick booking, OMB Custom search widget an so on.
Racks – An Old School Style Music WordPress Theme
When you need to build a website for musical website or store, look no further, Racks WordPress theme is built to be the only basis for your website. Since the layout of the template is created with WPBakery page builder you will face no difficulties modifying the layout. What’s more important, the template has a really unique design which defines it from the analogs. Since this is a musical topic inside you will find a number of audio players that will help you embed audio files anywhere you want. Finally, the theme contains 12 home pages variations, lots of inner pages, custom admin interface, WooCommerce support and Bandsintown Integration.
Cultera – Art & Culture WordPress Theme
Cultera is an Elementor WordPress theme you will definitely love. Cultera WordPress theme will be a great choice a culture or art magazine website. Cultera theme supports events plugin – Events Manager. Most notable features of this theme are powerful back-end where you can control functionalities that are beyond Elementor builder, WooCommerce support, WP Review plugin and lots of others. All theme’s functions are based on the Redux framework.
Theater – Concert & Art Event Entertainment Theme
When you start making a list of possible themes you can use for a theater this WordPress theme might be your last stop. The Theater WordPress theme contains all the things a real theater needs, first of all, it’s the Events Calendar plugin support, with its help you can build clean schedule of performances. Visitors of your website may easily book tickets via handy addon which is displayed on the page of every performance. In case you need a blog Theatr theme has three stylish blog layouts to choose from.
Solfeggio – Music School Theme
Solfeggio in a powerful WordPress theme with extended admin panel which delivers extensive customization capabilities to the site admin. The theme has a built-in Events calendar plugin that allows creating a usable schedule of classes where users can book hours in advance. What’s more important Solfeggio theme can be used as a basis for an online educational project due to Learn Press plugin compatibility. With more than 99 shortcodes one will be able to create easily unique layouts and fill them with content.
NotaCorda – Music School and Children’s Music Academy WordPress Theme
NotaCorda is an amazing WordPress theme designed for music schools, music teachers, and others. Due to its layout, the theme can also be used for fine arts schools. NotaCorda WordPress theme has all the necessary eCommerce pages to create a WooCommerce store. What’s interesting about NotaCorda WordPress theme is that it contains everything you need, or will ever need, in case you will scale your business in future: professionally designed homepage, unique shortcodes (that can be used to create unique layouts), lot’s galleries, numerous blog layouts and so on. What’s more, this theme has a set of demo pages that present various content elements. Due to WPBakery page builder, you’ll be able to create unique layouts quickly and easily.
The Movie – Cinema, Film & Series WordPress Theme
Here’s the last item on our list, please welcome The Movie WordPress theme. This theme is available in two options one-page and multipage, depending on your needs you can use any of these. After you choose which one to use you’ll be able to customize it in a powerful WPBakery page builder, with its help you can build absolutely unique pages and layouts. In The Movie theme, the number of customization option is literally astonishing, you can control the looks and position of the tiniest elements on your pages. It goes without saying that this theme is 100% responsive and is compatible with WooCommerce plugin so you build a powerful store in a matter of a few hours. Go check out the demo to see how awesome The Movie WordPress theme is.