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OTL Seat Fillers
- Free Event Tickets for Seat Fillers
- Seats Filled for Local Shows & Events
Forget about awards show or concert seat fillers, OTL Seat Fillers are the real VIPs. When local shows, like plays, musicals, and comedy shows, anticipate having some unsold seats, they privately invite seat fillers to attend. So, members of the super-fun OTL Seat Fillers club receive private invitations and free tickets to live shows and events year-round - US and London.
As a seat filler through OTL Seat Fillers, you get to take advantage of these invitations that pop up out of the blue AND bring up to 3 guests with you. It's a fantastic way to see the occasional live show without worrying about how much the tickets cost!Get Started Now
About OTL Seat Fillers
If you love theatre, comedy shows, and other live events, you'll love OTL. On Tuesday, you might not have any plans for the weekend. But on Wednesday, a private invitation to a new play in town comes in out of the blue. It's fun and full of surprises!
You never pay for tickets or those crazy ticket fees
- Join with a 2-seat or 4-seat (cancel anytime) plan starting at just 3.65 a month.
- When an entertainment partner (theatre, comedy club, music venue, etc.) anticipates having some open seats, they privately invite OTL seat fillers to fill them.
- OTL will alert you when tickets are available in your area.
- Make your reservations in the OTL VIP area.
- Pick up your complimentary tickets at the box office right before showtime.
Ready for a dose of excitement in your life? Imagine receiving exclusive private invitations and complimentary event tickets for you, your family, and your friends. It's time to break free from the ordinary and immerse yourself in real-life experiences. Rediscover the joy of live entertainment while supporting your local arts community. Let the fun begin!
Seat Fillers pay nothing more than low membership dues for the privilege of reserving free tickets when some become available. All tickets offered to seat fillers must have a value (i.e. the general public is paying something) and tickets have ranged from 5.00 each to well over 100.00 each!
No Special Trips to Make
OTL seat fillers make their reservations online in the private members-only area and pick up their tickets at the venue right before the show.
We're not your significant other. Cancel whenever you want with a click of a button and you'll never make another monthly dues payment.
Be the Hero of Your Family or Friend Group
OTL offers 2 and 4-seat memberships so you can decide how big of an entourage you prefer. Your guests are also on the comp list and you're seated together. You're super-secret free ticket VIPs living large IRL!
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Frequently Asked Questions
OTL is a seat-fillers club (a VIP Squad) - not a ticket broker. Seat Fillers pay very low monthly dues for the opportunity to reserve free pairs of tickets to shows and events, like plays, musicals, comedy shows, etc. It’s a collective of people who love live entertainment but aren’t looking to shop for just one night. That's because part of the fun is the anticipation of something new out of the blue and knowing you can attend without paying for tickets (whether they cost 5.00, 20.00, or even 100.00!)
Local seat fillers don't pay anything for tickets. They're always on the comp list through low monthly all-inclusive seat-filling plans. OTL Preferred members (in the 8 busiest cities) pay an average of $11.99 monthly for two seats per show. There's also a four-seat membership and a discounted plan for seniors, military, first responders, and teachers.
OTL On-Call is just $3.65 a month and OTL in London is £3.65. Seat-filling plans cover all tickets - seat fillers don't pay for anything beyond their dues and can cancel anytime.
OTL Seat Fillers has a handful of preferred US locations, which are the busiest. Preferred cities are Atlanta, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
The rest of the US is covered by OTL On-Call, which allows everyone to participate. On-Call cities (Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, Portland, Raleigh, Seattle, St. Louis, South Florida, and Tampa Bay) aren't as busy as preferred. However, as interest grows, the club will focus on creating new partnerships in those areas.
Additionally, OTL Seat Fillers are in London with fringe theatre seat filling, aka "non-west end" shows.
While OTL Seat Fillers has more theatre partners providing tickets to plays and musicals than anything else, opportunities are all across the board. Over the years, local seat fillers have attended comedy shows, smaller concerts, sports, dance, opera, symphony, burlesque, classes, lectures, escape rooms, conferences, and more. Part of the fun of OTL and local seat-filling is participants never know what could pop up at any time.
Community seat filling is a free service offered to OTL's event partners. It's a private and easy way to fill seats and introduce new patrons to shows and events. OTL has an event promoter page and online submission form to make things easy. But regular partners just shoot OTL an email when they have tickets to offer - no forms needed.
There are different reasons why venues and organizations partner with OTL Seat Fillers, offering free admission. Some need seats filled and appreciate the additional food and beverage income that comes with a larger audience. Comedy clubs are ideal partners, as larger crowds are better for everyone. Festivals might have endless space and appreciate the opportunity to showcase their event to new patrons.
But one of the top reasons the OTL concept works is a little policy called “privacy to shows.” OTL doesn’t publicize the names of its entertainment partners so that their regular ticket sales aren’t impacted. It’s free partnership marketing and a win-win for everyone!
This is a question for both seat fillers and OTL partners, and the answer is simple - venues distribute their tickets. Seat fillers make online reservations, and OTL sends the will-call list to the venue on the afternoon of the performance. Members pick their tickets up at the box office (or other designated locations) just before showtime.
Yes. OTL is family-run and likes to keep everything positive and upbeat. After all, entertainment is an escape from our to-dos and must-dos. So, we want to make sure that all new members fully understand that OTL is a collective of eventgoers who are passionate about live entertainment and not a ticket broker. There will be many times when there aren't any shows or events available in a given city. But part of the fun is seeing what pops up out of the blue and having plans without worrying about ticket costs.
Yes and no. Well, it really depends on the show. Some shows and events are 100% family-friendly, while others (comedy, burlesque, etc.) are for adults. All event postings include age ranges and we also throw in attire recommendations, too. If you are interested in family tickets, OTL offers a 4-seat plan. It's so affordable that even if you don't reserve four tickets consistently, you still save a TON on entertainment!