OTL (On the List) 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!
What cities are covered by OTL Seat Filler Clubs?
OTL currently accepts members (and tickets and opportunities for members) in London, England and 16 locations in the United States. The U.S. cities currently include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Jacksonville, Nashville, Orlando, Portland (Oregon), Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Seattle, South Florida (Miami-Fort Lauderdale), St. Louis, and Tampa Bay. More locations are coming soon, too.
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 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?
One 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 monthly or quarterly dues that are under $10/£10 per month for two seats per show or event.
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. Submission forms are hosted on the club website, as well as the 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.
Free Tickets for Seat Fillers and their Guests
Tampa Seat Fillers Have Fun Things to Do!
Being a Seat Filler in Tampa Bay is different than at the major Awards shows. OTL Club members pay less than $10 per month in dues and get to reserve free tickets 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?!"
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OTL Seat Fillers-Free Tickets Club
Why YOU may enjoy being a Seat Filler in Tampa Bay:
2 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
More About OTL
OTL Seat Filler Clubs launched in 2014. There are currently 16 U.S. club locations and London, but more cities are planned for 2020. 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I be a Seat Filler in the Tampa area?
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 Tampa Bay and its other club locations. Becoming a Tampa-area seat filler is as easy as registering on OTLCityGuides.com/free-ticket-clubs.
What's the difference between an Awards Show Seat Filler and an OTL Tampa 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 Tampa Seat Fillers receive pairs of free tickets by private invitation and are treated just like every other audience member.
What types of shows do Tampa Bay Seat Fillers attend?
OTL Tampa Bay club members (aka seat fillers) are invited to a wide variety of local events. 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 Tampa Seat Fillers pay for tickets?
In a word - nothing. OTL Seat Fillers never pay for any tickets. They pay monthly or quarterly club dues, which are less than $10 per month for two complimentary tickets to anything they opt to attend.
How do I find new and fun things to do in the Tampa Bay area?
There's no better way to fill your social calendar than by being a seat filler in Tampa Bay. 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.