Any space is a venue.

Use your space to curate unforgettable experiences and bring the magic of live art right to your community.

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Turn your into a Venue

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to hosting, Side Door gives you direct access to artists. Urban or rural, public or private, no space is too big or too small.

Connect with artists and build shows collaboratively. Whether you do it for love, or take a split of revenue, you get to book the shows that make sense for you.

 

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How In-Person Shows Work

 

Join

Show off your space

Literally any space, indoors or outdoors, can be a venue if there’s a motivated host at the helm. Give artists and audiences alike a sense of what to expect.

Spaces with thoughtful descriptions and brightly lit photos always get more interest on Side Door.

 

Connect

Find artists to host in your space

Browse artist profiles and connect in peace. Message the artists that interest you. Don’t worry about spam; we use a double-opt-in system to ensure it’s a good fit for everyone.

 

Plan

Build shows on your own terms using our industry leading booking tools

Decide whether the show will be available to the public, or just private for your community. If you need to recoup costs, our ticketing allows you to automatically split revenue with artists.

 

Promote

Work with artists to sell tickets

Establish a plan to get the word out. You know your community best! You can make a real difference for artists by championing them to your friends, co-workers, neighbours & family.

Use social channels, newsletters, word-of-mouth, or good old fashion gig posters. Use affiliate links to track sales from multiple sources in real-time.

 

Soak in the magic

Your community will love you forever

Prep the space and check folks in at the door from your guestlist manager.

There’s something truly special and intimate about shows in untraditional spaces. You’ll be giving your people an unforgettable experience.

Create free host account

 

Bask in the afterglow

Automatic and transparent payouts keep things simple

Collect reviews from your ticket-holders and gain followers. Every follower will automatically be notified the moment you book your next show! If you’re taking a split of revenue, funds arrive within 72 hours of show completion.

 
 

 Plan your first show now

 
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Powerful ticketing tools

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Name-Your-Price ticketing

Set a minimum and let your fans pay what they can

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Global transactions

Sell tickets in 14 currencies to anyone around the globe with customer-localized tax-rates.

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Affiliate links

Track sales from different sources, like promoters, social channels, or newsletters

 
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Geo-gating

Control the regions from which tickets can be purchased. Tour online with exclusive shows for specific markets.

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Privacy

Run publicly ticketed or strictly private events.

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Security

Ticket holders only receive the exact address & instructions after purchase

 

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Automatic P.R.O. remittance

Side Door will automatically report and remit to Performance Rights Orgs, so shows with music are licensed and liability-free.

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Follow the money

Track sales in real time and see exactly where every penny goes.

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Automatic payouts

Get paid directly to your bank or Paypal account.

 

Show management

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Guestlist management

Quickly & easily dole out single or bulk comp tickets and export ticketholder opt-in emails for your newsletter.

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Profile teams

Grant profile admin access to your entire team for effortless collaboration and sales tracking.

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Real support

Liaise with your designated Side Door team member leading up to the show.

 
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Set your schedule

Host once a week or once a year…. Let Side Door bring delight into your life however it makes sense for you.

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Marketplace tools

Host who you love or discover new talent. Connect directly with artists and become a local tastemaker.

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Re-selling tools

Fans who “Follow” your profile get immediate email notifications the second you book a show.

 

 How does Side Door make money?

Side Door takes 10% of net settlement revenue (after taxes and P.R.O. remittance, if/when applicable).

Questions about features or pricing? Book a Consultation Call


What hosts are saying

 

“Using Side Door has been a tremendously rewarding experience for us. Getting on the site, setting up our venue, and then booking shows is very easy to do, and it's getting easier. The staff are first rate, addressing questions promptly, and have been open to feedback from the get go. I highly recommend trying it out in your space!”

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“The bottom line is that Side Door is a burgeoning online community. It is a place of music and arts discovery including high profile artists with large audiences, musicians debuting their first records with small gatherings, all genres, all ages, and inclusivity.”

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“Side Door is a game changer. A brilliant concept that allows anybody the pride of having curated something special for their community.”

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Plan your first show now