Pay-what-you-want (or non-commercial) shows usually require guests to apply for a spot, and guests are invited to confirm 1 or 2 spots through a lottery.
Once you’ve found an event you want to attend, click the ‘Apply for tickets’ button on the event page, making sure to tick ‘I want to bring a guest’ if you’re planning on attending with another person.
You can check the status of your application from your dashboard. If you’re selected, we’ll also send you an invitation to confirm your spot by email. Once you’ve been invited, make sure to click ‘Yes! I’m coming’ to ensure your spot is reserved. Your spot may be given to someone else if we don’t hear from you in time.
Many shows have more applications than there are spaces available, so it’s not always possible to invite everyone who applies. You do have the opportunity to leave a note when you apply for a show so that your submission stands out from the crowd, but it’s not required or guaranteed to secure you an invite. If you haven’t heard from us two days before the show, it’s likely that you weren’t selected this time around, but we’d encourage you to keep trying!
Please note: for commercial shows where tickets are sold in advance, you no longer need to apply to attend, and can purchase tickets instantly.