Who Needs Disney? Seat Fillers in Orlando Have Fun with Free Tickets!

Seat Fillers in Orlando Love Theatre, Comedy, and More

Orlando Seat Fillers Also Love FREE Tickets!

Disney? No. But Seat Fillers in Orlando Don't Seem to Mind

By Lu, OTL City Guides & Seat Fillers

For anyone who doesn't live in the area, Orlando conjures images of Disneyland, Universal Studios, or other theme parks. But when you're a resident, life is more than Mickey Mouse.

Seat Fillers in Orlando are making reservations, but they're not to amusement parks. Instead, they're having fun claiming free pairs of tickets and enjoying all kinds of live entertainment like plays, musicals, comedy shows, and the list goes on.

If you're not familiar with local seat filling, you're in for a treat, as it's a real WIN-WIN!

  1. Orlando Seat Fillers receive free pairs of tickets to local shows and events.
  2. Area venues and event promoters benefit from a free, private, and easy way to expand the audience AND introduce their shows to new patrons.

Why You Might Enjoy Being a Seat Filler in Orlando

Before I answer, "why be a seat filler in Orlando?" let me ask YOU a few questions.

  • Would you be open to last-minute outings instead of planning for weeks or months ahead?
  • Do you enjoy a wide variety of shows and events, even smaller ones held at neighborhood venues?

Is It a Double Yes?

If you nodded yes and yes to my two questions, then I think you'd have fun being a part of OTL. It's not often that you run across a free tickets club. But you have to understand that OTL is a club and not a ticket broker.

It's super affordable to join, and you can cancel at any time. All tickets are included, and you get to treat family and friends.

Seat Filling is Much Different Than Buying Tickets

However, you do need to keep in mind that OTL never knows how many or what events will be posted.  Yes, Orlando seat fillers receive free pairs of tickets. But part of the fun is also seeing what pops up out of the blue. Some months are quite busy, while others could be slower. It all depends on the local show calendar and when OTL's entertainment partners have open seats.

Our little OTL family loves expanding the club but doesn't want anyone to join unless they understand the concept. We've had some people join, look to see what's posted in their city, and then cancel the same day. That's not what OTL is all about. You need time to see how it all works and have the fun of getting those show alerts out of the blue.

Benefits of Seat Filling in Orlando

Let's get back to those questions I posed, and you'll understand why we're confident that most people will appreciate the seat filling concept.

Live Events

Orlando Seat Fillers attend live shows and events. Although, sometimes we might even have a virtual opportunity or unique activity.

Comedy, Plays, and More

There might be the occasional concert from time to time, but local seat filling is all about plays, musicals, and other theatrical events. OTL also receives quite a few invitations from comedy clubs. Additionally, other surprise tickets are common, like burlesque, dance, sports, escape rooms, classes, etc.

Up to Four Free Tickets Per Event

When you join the club, you get to choose a two-seat or four-seat membership. So, you don't have to go it alone, and you get to treat your family and friends to free tickets.


Orlando Seat Filling is more about last-minute opportunities than advance planning. Venues privately offer comp tickets when they know they’ll have some open spots. So, notice tends to be more like a few days rather than several weeks or months. Again, part of the fun is seeing what pops up out of the blue!

What Types of Events Do Orlando Seat Fillers Attend?

Everyone who's new to OTL and local seat filling is quite curious about the ticket opportunities (and we get it!).

However, specific shows and events are a well-kept secret for members' eyes (and experience!) only. Keeping things quiet is the reason why the seat filling concept has worked so well for more than seven years now


A Little Thing Called Privacy to Shows

Because OTL has a policy called "privacy to shows." The purpose is to steer clear of negatively impacting the venue's regular ticket sales. If OTL Seat Fillers publicized its entertainment partners, why wouldn't everyone pay less than $15 a month to cover two tickets to every show instead of $10, $20, or even $50 or more at the box office?

We’re here to support community shows, events, and activities in the Orlando area. The club isn't designed to help audience members work the system.

Events in General

However, even though we can't share specifics, we can tell you that plays, musicals, and comedy shows are the most frequent offerings, regardless of location. From there, almost anything goes.

Seat Fillers in Orlando have attended smaller concerts, burlesque shows, sports, and various other live events.

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How Can I Be an Orlando Seat Filler?

If you’re excited to be a seat filler in Orlando, it couldn’t be easier to join in on the fun. And you get to take advantage of shows in other cities as well. OTL has partners in Tampa and South Florida, too. So, you're surrounded!

All you have to do is go to OTL’s pricing page and pick one of the four Preferred seat filling memberships. You can pay for three months upfront and then take advantage of lower monthly pricing to follow. Or, you can pay for one month at a time. There's also a discounted Special membership for seniors, military, first responders, teachers, and students (18+).

  • Premiere Preferred – two seats per show
  • Grand Preferred – up to four seats per show

OTL’s low membership dues are all-inclusive - you never pay for tickets. So, if you have a Premiere plan, you can reserve up to two seats for shows and events that pop up. Sometimes there might not be anything, and other times you might have a few options. Plus, you get to share your secret seat filling VIP privileges with family and friends without worrying about the cost.

And, don't feel like you're "stuck" if you move or are too busy to use your Orlando seat filling privileges. You can cancel anytime. Memberships automatically renew, but once you click cancel in your member's area, you won't be charged again.

C'mon, Free Pairs of Tickets? What's the Catch?

I can’t say that there isn’t a catch, although the word "catch" sounds pretty negative. We prefer to keep everything upbeat and positive in the world of OTL Seat Fillers.

Just a Few Rules for Orlando Seat Fillers

Be Open to Slower Periods and Fun Surprises: There’s no guarantee as to the number of shows or specific ones. But that’s the entire premise of OTL seat filling. While it’s fun to see what pops up, that means one month it could be no shows, and the next, you might have five or six open for reservations.

When You Reserve Tickets, You Must Attend: A second “catch” is that Orlando seat fillers can reserve what they want based on what's available at the time, but must attend. If you make a reservation, you can’t no-show, as OTL’s partners count on those seats being filled. That's what keeps the wheels turning!

Manage Your Membership: Orlando seat filler memberships auto-renew monthly. However, you can cancel at any time without jumping through hoops. Just click cancel in your private member area. We like to keep things very positive and make it as easy as possible to be a part of OTL, so please don't yell at us about your dues auto-renewing. You don't have to jump through hoops or even call us - just click a button when you want to cancel (but you won't!).

Orlando Seat Filling for Event Promoters

While I've focused on the fun of the club for Orlando seat fillers. However, I'd be remiss if I didn't touch on how OTL works for area event marketers and promoters.

It’s an excellent tool to have in your promotional toolbox, as OTL is a private, free, and easy way to fill some seats or add to your event. And it doesn’t have to be a traditional show with assigned locations. Seat Fillers have gone virtual and also love activities and out-of-the-box opportunities. They’ve been to escape rooms, filmings, festivals, classes, and more.

If you’re interested in inviting seat fillers to your venue or show, we have an entire section on OTLSeatFillers.com for you!