Austin Seat Fillers

Free Pairs of Tickets for Fun Things to Do - Theatre, Comedy, Music, Activities, and More!


A free ticket VIP squad in AUSTIN - now in its 9th year!

Austin Seat Fillers Have Fun Things to Do!

As an Austin seat filler through OTL Seat Fillers, you can attend local plays, comedy shows, and other events - AND bring up to 3 guests with you.

And the best part? You never pay for tickets!

  • Join with a 2-seat or 4-seat (cancel anytime) plan starting at just $9.99 a month.
  • OTL will alert you when tickets are available.
  • Make your reservations in the OTL VIP area.
  • Pick up your complimentary tickets at the box office right before showtime.

otl AUSTIN seat filler plans

*Special membership is a discounted plan for seniors (60+), military, veterans, first responders, teachers, and students (18+)


Seat Filling for 2



for 3 months

then $11.99/month


Cancel Anytime


Seat Filling for 4



for 3 months

then $15.99/month


Cancel Anytime


Seat Filling for 2



for 3 months

then $9.99/month


Cancel Anytime

Special 4*

Seat Filling for 4



for 3 months

then $13.99/month


Cancel Anytime

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OTL (aka On the List) supports the Austin arts and entertainment community

Seat Fillers in Austin

OTL introduces Austin area members to all kinds of fun shows, events, and opportunities. Seat Fillers get to treat guests and get out of the house more without the worry of individual ticket prices. While those free tickets are great, it's also just fun to see what pops up!

Event Promoters in Austin, TX

Austin area event promoters and marketing specialists have a free and private way to fill seats or attract new patrons. Plays are musicals are offered more than anything. However, OTL isn't limited to traditional shows! Comedy, music, virtual events, fairs and festivals, conferences, movies, escape rooms, golf, classes, anything goes!

How Local Seat Filling Works

Pick a 2 or 4-seat plan

Register, setting up a username and password for the private VIP-only area

When a show pops up that you want to attend, make a reservation in the private VIP area

Pick up your complimentary tickets at the Box Office right before the show

You and your guest(s) are seated together

Repeat for other shows you want to attend (but please understand that, as a seat fillers club, events won't always be available)

Thanks for having such a great service!  I have experienced so many cool events and none of which I would have thought to go to without my membership.  You have successfully removed me from my seat at home and placed me in a considerably more entertaining seat! 

– E.R., Atlanta area seat filler

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be a seat filler in Austin?

You no longer have to be in Los Angeles or New York City to be a seat filler, as OTL Seat Fillers has evolved the concept for Austin and other locations across the US and in London. Becoming an Austin, Texas-area seat filler is as easy as picking a 2-seat or 4-seat plan on

What's the difference between an awards-show seat filler and an Austin seat filler?

They've got an exciting mission, but seat fillers for award shows (Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and BAFTAs) are there to do a job. They temporarily fill in empty seats for celebrities. OTL Seat Fillers might not be rubbing elbows with celebs, but they're there to enjoy the show. They receive pairs of free tickets by private invitation from Austin area venues. And they're treated just like every other audience member.

What types of shows do OTL seat fillers in Austin attend?

Theatre reigns supreme, but OTL seat fillers are invited to a wide variety of local events. In addition to plays, musicals, comedy shows, and music events, they've attended sporting events, classes, wine tastings, escape rooms, movies and film screenings, book signings, lectures, and more.

How much do seat fillers in Austin pay for tickets?

The answer is zero, as OTL seat fillers never pay for any tickets. Instead, they pay low (very low!) monthly or quarterly club dues covering up to four complimentary tickets to anything they opt to attend. And the dues are discounted for seniors, military, first responders, and educators.

What are the benefits of seat filling in Austin?

OTL Austin seat fillers are part of an exclusive VIP Squad. Not only do they receive complimentary tickets to all kinds of things to do in their hometown, but they get to treat their family and friends, too. While the free admission is the biggest benefit, seat fillers love being introduced to new shows and events that they might not have attended (or even heard of) without being a local seat filler and the surprise of seeing what pops up out of the blue.

Why do representatives from Austin area shows, events, and activities use local seat fillers?

Local seat-filling is an effective event partnership marketing tool. Teaming up with OTL Seat Fillers is a free, private, and easy way to fill seats. But seat fillers do more than just fill those seats. They buy food, beverages, and merchandise, bring guests above and beyond their seat-filling privileges, and tend to return to venues they love (even without comp tickets!). Additionally, inviting Austin seat fillers is a great way to build a marketing list for future events.

How do Austin promoters and marketers invite seat fillers?

It's simple, as OTL has an event promoter page with an online event submission form. After a new partner submits a form, OTL follows up to confirm the process. The show is then posted in the private members-only area so seat fillers can make reservations. It's partnership marketing at its best! No tickets or money are ever exchanged, as OTL compiles a reservation list, and seat fillers check in at the venue right before the show.