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3 Different Types of Venues Which Hold Ticketed Events

In the world of tickets and shows, it would be important to know the sort of places that you can expect to gain access to. This is because different sorts of venues have different conditions that may need a bit more preparation for.

Today, we’ll be looking at the different types of venues which may hold ticketed events. There are a lot of different venues which can hold special events. Knowing some of them can help to manage your expectations and even give you a better idea regarding the dress code. Without further ado, here are 3 particular venues:

Theaters

Theaters are some of the more formal places that host events. Plays are shows that are put on for other people’s hair-transplantation-turkey entertainment. Theater troupes put in a lot of their time and effort to practice and put on a wonderful show for audiences. It would only make sense that they charge people for their performances.

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Theaters are usually comfortable with established seating and have a very strict call time. Usually, late attendees won’t be allowed to enter into the premises as it may distract the actors. Theaters also have a particular dress code so you may want to read up on what sort of dress code is required for the theater performance you’re attending.

Cinemas

Everyone loves movies. Movies are considered to be entertainment events and therefore, event venues. There are usually special screenings that are held in cinemas. Cinemas are usually more lax with their rules. Their only particular rule is to not be a nuisance and to not be disruptive to other viewers.

They also allow food, so that’s great. You can enjoy the movie you’ve been waiting for and enjoy some scrumptious snacks and drinks to boot.

Stadiums

Stadiums are usually the common choice for sporting events like basketball or volleyball or even football. Sport is often a multi-billion dollar industry so it only makes sense that they will require live audiences to buy tickets.

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The proceeds that come from tickets go to the respective teams which play and the stadium itself for upkeep and maintenance.

Before You Go

We hope that today’s discussion helped to ground your general working knowledge about tickets for shows and the event halls or venues which hold them. Knowing some of the different venues can really help better your experience overall. After all, if you’re going to a theater show, it simply will not do to dress in casual wear. You have to dress to match the venue otherwise; you may be declined entry—yes, even if you have a ticket.

What sort of venue area have you been to? What was it like?

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Questions Answered! Common Questions Regarding Tickets for Shows

Hello and welcome back to another discussion about tickets! Today, we’ll be talking about some of the more common questions that we’ve come across when it comes to tickets for shows. One of the best things about the world that we live in today is the fact that you do not even need to leave your home in order to get answers that you really need.

Tickets can be a confusing topic for anyone who isn’t used to the whole process. In the land of buying anything with your hard earned money, it is actually quite beneficial for all bases to be covered. Here are a few questions that we’ve come across:

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Is it safe to buy tickets online?

Yes, it can be safe to buy tickets online. In fact, there are a lot of reputable sources and sites wherein purchases can be made. However, you should be especially careful to check if the site you’re looking at is legitimate sites.

There have been known to be counterfeit or even mimic sites which try to take people for a ride. Always make sure that you are only transacting with legitimate websites.

Can tickets be resold?

Yes, actually. If you find yourself unable to attend the event that you’ve bought tickets for, you can sell them to someone else. Mind you, the ticket needs to be for public use. So if your ticket has a particular name on it, you cannot sell it again.

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Be sure to check the details of the ticket to see if it is eligible for resale. If you do plan on selling it, do consider selling it at a fair price.

Can I share my ticket online and on social media?

You may but you will be putting yourself at risk. Most ticket retail places will tell you not to post your ticket. This is due to the fact that the barcode which is usually attributed to your ticket can be copied by a skilled person.

If you are going to share your ticket online or with your social media network, be sure to cover up any information that may invalidate your ticket.

Before You Go

We hope that today’s discussion will help you a lot when it comes to any future ticket purchases. If there are any particular questions that you wished we talked about, don’t hesitate to let us know about it, okay? We’re here to help you guys out in figuring out how to get the best sorts of experiences when it comes to anything that will require tickets.

Is there any particular question that you found yourself asking about tickets for shows?

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Smart Watcher: Why You Should Nurse Your Ticket

Tickets sure have gone a long way from being things that were simply used to gain entry past a certain point. In today’s world it actually pays to nurse your ticket. Of course, we’re not talking about literally nursing that ticket (whether in physical or electronic form). We’re talking about holding on to it beyond getting it stamped or punched by the gatekeepers.

There are a lot of reasons why you should nurse your ticket even after you’ve gotten into the event itself. Here are a few of them:

You may need it again

A lot of the time, people have various reasons for needing to exit the event location. The usual practice would be to place a stamp on a wrist or a hand of an attendee so that they may re-enter the venue. The trouble is, there are a lot of people out there that have managed to find a way to build counterfeit stamps to gain entry after the event had already started.

As you may imagine, this has developed into quite a problem for a lot of venue owners and even those hosting events. So they require their attendees to present the original ticket. If you’ve thrown or crumpled the ticket in any way, you’ll be ineligible for re-entry.

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It’s a good memorabilia

Tickets provide a pretty solid piece of memorabilia for the more nostalgic type of supporter. While there are usually merchandise that’s sold at the venue itself, having the physical ticket or a printout of the electric ticket is a really good keepsake.

After all, there are certain merch that’s sold in other areas. However, a particular ticket to a specific date and venue isn’t something that you can buy at other merch kiosks or distributors.

You can make money off of it

Vintage tickets actually go for quite a bit of money when sold to other collectors. There are a lot of specialized shops that can help the sale of any vintage tickets—if you’re willing to let go of it, of course. The market for vintage tickets may not seem all that physically visible but the online market for it is completely booming.

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Vintage tickets have been known to sell for several hundreds and even thousands of dollars.

Before You Go

We’ve mentioned time and time again how tickets are the gateways to fun and entertainment—and they really are. What’s great about them is the fact that their usefulness doesn’t end after you have them inspected at the gate. A well-kept ticket can be the source of security at the event, can serve to be a pretty good nostalgic piece, and you may even profit from it!

Have you ever nursed a ticket for a long time? What was your motivation for doing so?

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Go Legit: Why You Should Never Go to a Ticket Scalper

It goes without saying that tickets are often sold within a certain time period only. When people miss the sale period, they tend to get a little desperate and go to unorthodox sources. By ‘unorthodox’, we are of course referring to ticket scalpers.

Scalpers are a sight that is a pretty regular sight to see in big events like concerts and sporting events. While they have access to some pretty good seats, there are a lot of other reasons why you should never go to a ticket scalper. Reasons like:

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They Overprice Tickets

One of the reasons why people are actually tempted to become scalpers is because of the return of investment that they get. They usually buy tickets early and they usually get good seats to boot. What they do is that they re-sell those tickets nearing the day of the event or on the day of the event itself for around 50-150% increase in price.

The Extra Money You Pay Doesn’t Go to the Event or Artist

The reasons why artists and events sell tickets is to get funding for anything they’ve already invested and even pool in funds for future projects. When you buy tickets from scalpers, you spend extra which do not go toward supporting the band, artist, or whatever it is that you’re attending.

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Scalping is Illegal in Certain States and Countries

While the actual re-sale of tickets (unless they specifically have names on them) is fine, most of the time scalpers tend to buy a significant number of tickets. Scalpers do not pay taxes. That significant money lost on behalf of the legal channels.

Before You Go

It is perfectly fine to feel tempted to purchase a ticket from a scalper if you really want to catch a particular show or event. However, it would be highly prudent for you to remember just what exactly you are supporting when you purchase tickets from a scalper. Think about your own finances in terms of long term and not just short-term gain.

Have you ever bought a ticket from a scalper? How much did you have to pay for it?

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Gateways to Fun: Two Forms of Tickets

People in general tend to put entertainment pretty high on their hierarchy of needs. It is good then that there are always a lot of options for potential audiences to pursue. Options like going to see theater shows, live concerts, movies, and so many others! What all these things have in common is that they usually require goers to purchase tickets for entry.

Yep, tickets! These lovely little buggers that are pretty much the gateways to fun, right? So it’s pretty important to us that everyone is well versed on how tickets work and what forms they come in. Today, we’ll be talking about their forms. Usually, they come in two particular forms which are:

Physical

These come in many visages but are usually something that you will be able to physically hold in your hands. They are usually printed by the office of those involved with the event or with the ticket sales branch that you go to.

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Nowadays, they can come in forms of cards or bracelets with a code printed on it.

Electronic

The traditional form of tickets tends to cost extra since materials are needed to dole them out. There needs to be paper, ink, printers, and man power. It only made sense that more and more agencies went in the direction of electronic tickets.

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These no longer need to be printed at all and merely need the bar code on an app or a program that they use.

Before You Go

Knowing about the forms which tickets take is quite important so you don’t get duped into purchasing any fraudulent tickets that just give people a bad experience overall. In the age of rampant misinformation, it would be wise for any potential audience member to be smart about what they’re getting into.

Have you ever bought a ticket before? What form did it come in?

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