Frequently Asked Questions
What Is OTL Seat Fillers and Local Seat Filling?
OTL is a seat fillers club and not a ticket broker. Members 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 club for 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 that might be $25, $50, or even more.
Is OTL Seat Fillers (Local Seat Filling) Where I Live?
OTL Seat Fillers has ten preferred US locations, which are the busiest. Preferred cities are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale), and Tampa Bay.
How Much Does It Cost To Be a Local Seat Filler?
Local seat fillers don't pay anything for tickets. They're always on the comp list through low monthly membership dues. OTL Preferred members (in the 10 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.
What Kinds of Shows and Events Do Local Seat Fillers Attend?
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.
How Do Event Promoters Request Local Seat Fillers?
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 promoters 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.
Why Would Venues Give Free Tickets to Local Seat Fillers (aka OTL Seat Fillers)?
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.
How Are Seat Filler Tickets Distributed?
This is a question for both seat fillers and OTL partners, and the answer is simple - venues distribute their own 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 location) just prior to showtime.
Is There Anything Else I Should Know About OTL Seat Fillers and Local Seat Filling?
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 seat fillers club and not a ticket broker. There will be times when no shows or events are available in a given city. But part of the fun is seeing what pops up out of the blue, and being able to have plans without worrying about ticket cost.
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