How it Works

Timing a show couldn't be easier

    Show Structure

    Set the Show Structure, you can have as many Acts or Intervals as you like and in any order with any name! Simply tap what you need and set your interval durations.

    House Open & Clearance

    Simply tap the relevant buttons to store the appropriate time! Couldn't be easier. When you tap it the button it displays the time of the event.


    As easy as it looks, tap Act Down when you are ready to move on. Start unlimited In-Act Timers, ever needed to time the length of a scene or feature, simply tap the "Start A Timer" button and away you go. You can also preview all times, Show Stops and Timers, this will calculate running and playing up to the current act. If you ever go forward by mistake all Act and Interval screens have a reset and a back button which can take you to where you left off!


    Here you can see the time remaining, and the elapsed time of the interval. Once the time remaining of the has reached zero, it'll go red and start counting up. You can also get interval notifications, these will notify you "x" minutes before the five and beginners calls or create custom notifications for the interval. The time that the call happens and the amount of time before the call that you receive a notification are all configurable in settings.

    Interval Safe Mode

    Interval safe mode is a way of letting your phone stay unlocked with the display active without the worry of progressing to the next act! We've found it great if you have interval cues, want to keep Show StopWatch open, but don’t want to worry about where you hold your phone! When you are ready to move on, just enable the buttons and away you go!

    Preview & Edit

    with Show StopWatch you are able to preview the current running, playing, in act timers and show stop duration while running a show. Simple tap the preview button to display an up to date calculation of your performce. To edit or adjust previously stored times just long press on the act or interval to change the clearance, start and end times.

    Shows Stops

    Nobody ever wants to show stop, but if you do you'll be glad your running Show StopWatch! Simply press the ShowStop button in the top left, then we'll give you the time that you stopped and the time elapsed! Hit resume when you are ready to continue and well calculate everything else!

    Show Times

    Let us take all the hassle of calculate show times, we automatically calculate the running and playing times and all running times of Acts and Intervals, it doesn't matter how many well add them up!


    You can round all the times within Show StopWatch, in settings you just select how accurate you need them to be.

    Show Stop

    If you Show Stop, we take the duration of the show stop off of the total playing time, but not the running time.

    Sharing & Show History

    Sharing times couldn’t be easier, you can share your show times via the iOS ShareSheet. You can also choose to include “In Act Timers” when sharing as well.All Previous performances are now stored as well so you can revist previous performance times.

Notifications & Pre Show Calls

    Pre Show Calls

    Strange show time? Weird Panto matinees? Well now you can receive notifications "x" minutes before the call! It couldn't be easier! Show StopWatch will give you all the relevant calls at the desired times, all call times and warning notifcations can be customised! Select a Show Time or add a new one, much like you would in Alarms....and thats it!

    Customisable Notifications

    Don’t want the Beginners call 5 minutes before curtain up? With Show StopWatch you can change all call times to what ever time you would like them before the show. You can also customise a warning Notification before the call, if you want a warning 10 minutes before the Half Hour Call but 1 minutes before the Five, Quarter & Beginners thats all possible!

    Share Pre Show Call Times

    If you ever want to know the times of the calls just tap the "Call Times" button. The calls can then be copied and pasted to anywhere you like!