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OTL Seat Fillers in London & throughout the US

OTL Seat Fillers

There was a time when Seat Fillers were exclusive to Awards Shows like the Oscars, Emmys, or BAFTAs.

Not anymore!

It's 2020, and there's a whole new Seat Filler - the OTL Seat Filler - aka the Community Seat Filler.

HERE'S HOW COMMUNITY SEAT FILLING WORKS:

  1. Promoters privately offer free tickets to OTL
  2. OTL privately posts the show or event information for members
  3. Members reserve tickets (2 or 4 depending on membership plan)
  4. The reservation list is sent back to the theater or show venue
  5. Members pick up tickets at the Box Office right before the curtain rises

 

NEW! SEAT FILLING WITHOUT THE SEATS

In addition to traditional ticketed events, OTL can now post activities and services (gym memberships, classes, cosmetic treatments... anything goes, as long as it's a special opportunity that's not available to the general public). If you're a promoter or local marketer, we have a dedicated website with more info for you.

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Seat Fillers - Preferred

Active US cities with 7+ years of established partnerships (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa Bay)

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Seat Fillers - On Call

Access to anything that pops up; but no active partnerships. On-Call members can be from anywhere in the US except Preferred OTL locations.

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Active community partners across London (no West End shows). Events and activities are spread out, covering a variety of neighborhoods.

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Free Tickets for Seat Fillers and their Guests

US & London Seat Fillers Have Fun Things to Do!

Being a community Seat Filler is different than at the major Awards shows or for Broadway or West End Theatres. OTL Club members pay low monthly dues and get to reserve free tickets or claim free opportunities to anything pops up in the member area. Seat Fillers don't go it alone, moving from place to place. Instead, they bring a guest and are treated just like every other patron in the audience. The only difference is that OTL members and their guest(s) are on the comp list.

What could be more fun than being a "Free Ticket VIP?!"

Seat Filling is Now Across the US & London

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Atlanta

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Tampa Bay

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Orlando

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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South Florida

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Austin

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Chicago

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Boston - New England

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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London

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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San Francisco

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Seattle

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Preferred locations have established partnerships. As a seat fillers club, nothing is definite. But, preferred seat fillers should typically have access to at least a few events monthly.

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Denver

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OTL Seat Fillers

On-Call

On-Call Memberships give everyone a chance to be a part of OTL. There aren't regular partners established in these cities, but OTL will work to achieve the right balance of partners and members.

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Seat Fillers - Preferred

Active US cities with 7+ years of active partnerships: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, and Tampa Bay

London Monthly Memberships

Active community partners across London - no West End shows

Seat Fillers On Call

If you're not in a "Preferred" city or in London, you can be an On-Call member.  Access to anything that pops up; but no active partnerships

After a location achieves a balance of enough members and partners, it'll convert to "preferred" status with three months' notice to current members.

Don't Miss Out on the Fun

OTL Seat Fillers-Free Tickets Club

Why YOU may enjoy being a community Seat Filler:

  • Two Tickets per Show (not just one!)
  • Plays, musicals, comedy shows, and much more
  • Typically invited to two shows monthly
  • All show and event tickets are 100% free to members
  • Introduction to new things to do in your hometown
  • Present your ID to the Box Office to pick up tickets before showtime
  • No commitment - cancel anytime
  • Four-seat memberships are also available
  • Unique gift idea too!

 

Resources

More About OTL

OTL Seat Filler Clubs launched in 2014 but has expanded its services throughout the years. The private membership club is housed on the OTL City Guides for Locals site. City Guides provide helpful information for everyone, including city-wide events calendars, gift guides, dining tips, and more.

OTL Seat Fillers Club

Members of OTL have 24/7 access to a private member area. Reservations are made online and then tickets picked up at the individual box offices.

OTL for Promoters

OTL has a dedicated website for promoters and marketers who would like to provide a show, event, class, or other types of experiences. Free, private, and easy local marketing.

OTL City Guides for Locals

The OTL Seat Fillers-Free Tickets Club powers the OTL City Guides for Locals. The guides showcase the best of local dining, events, lifestyle tips, and more.

Contact OTL

Whether you have questions about becoming a Seat Filler or you have a show, event, or another type of experience you'd like to offer, OTL's team is ready to assist.

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OTL Seat Fillers

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What is a Seat Filler Club?

A Seat Filler Club, like the OTL Seat Fillers-Free Tickets Club, provides a private and easy way for shows, events, and activities to fill some seats and attract new patrons and customers. At the same time, Seat Fillers and their guest(s) get to attend everything for free. Seat Filler Clubs can't guarantee how many shows will be offered, but they can make sure that members never pay for any of the shows or activities posted in the OTL Member Area. It's fun to see what pops up during the month, as OTL members never know what could be offered next.

What's the difference between an OTL Seat Filler and an Awards Show Seat Filler?

Seat Fillers for Awards Shows are excited to participate because they get to fill seats for celebrities. However, they're not there to enjoy the show. That's the biggest difference, as OTL Seat Fillers can bring guests and are there to be entertained. They don't move around during the performance. OTL Seat Fillers are treated like every other paying patron - but they don't pay for their tickets. Shhhh... it's a secret!

Where can I be a Seat Filler?

OTL currently accepts members (and tickets and opportunities for members) in London, England, and throughout the United States. Some cities are more active than others, so  OTL has Preferred Seat Filler memberships, as well as Seat Fillers on Call. "Preferred" locations (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, London, Orlando, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida, and Tampa Bay) have long lists of established partners, while other cities are just getting started.

What types of events are offered to OTL Seat Fillers?

The majority of shows offered to OTL Seat Fillers are in the big three:  Theatre, Music, and Comedy. However, OTL has also offered sports, lectures, book signings, classes, wine tastings, conferences and expos, dinner shows, film screenings, and other events, services, and activities. If it's an opportunity that's not available to the general public, OTL can post it for its members.

How much do OTL Seat Fillers pay for tickets?

In a word:  Nothing

All tickets and opportunities for OTL Seat Fillers are free for both the member and his or her guest(s). Members pay nothing more than their low monthly dues t for two or four seats per show, event, or activity.

How do OTL Seat Fillers receive their free tickets?

Tickets are picked up right from the venue's Box Office just before the show. OTL members make reservations in their private member area. That master reservation list is then sent to the theater (or other venue). Just before the show, members present their identification at the Will Call Window to pick up their complimentary tickets. The only difference between an OTL member and other patrons is that OTL Seat Fillers are on the comp list.

How do show promoters or marketers offer opportunities to OTL Seat Fillers?

OTL is always excited to add to its already extensive list of event promoters and activity marketers. Offering tickets and other opportunities to OTL Seat Filler members is a free, private, and easy way to build up an audience or introduce a class or activity to new, excited participants. More information and submission forms are hosted on a dedicated promoter site. The team at OTL posts the opportunity for members and a participant list is emailed to the Box Office or promoter. OTL never handles any tickets directly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I be a Seat Filler?

You no longer have to be in Los Angeles or New York City to be a seat filler, as OTL Seat Fillers-Free Tickets Club has evolved the concept for London and throughout the US. Becoming a community seat filler is as easy as registering on OTLCityGuides.com/free-ticket-clubs/seat-fillers.

What's the difference between an Awards Show Seat Filler and an OTL Seat Filler?

Seat Fillers for award shows like the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, and BAFTAs are there to do a job. They temporarily fill in empty seats for celebrities. But OTL Seat Fillers pay low monthly dues, bring guests with them, and receive pairs of free tickets by private invitation. Seat Fillers and their guests sit together and are treated just like every other audience member.

What types of shows and activities do Seat Fillers attend?

OTL club members (aka seat fillers) are invited to a wide variety of local events and activities. 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 OTL Seat Fillers pay for tickets?

OTL Seat Fillers never pay for any tickets. They pay low monthly or quarterly club dues for two or four complimentary tickets to anything they opt to attend.

How do I find new and fun things to do in my hometown?

There's no better way to fill your social calendar than by being an OTL seat filler. You'll be introduced to all kinds of events and venues that you may not have even been aware of before. Plus, you get the benefit of participating and enjoying them for free.