Artist profiles must first connect with a Host profile in order to book an In-Person show in their space. Learn More About Connections Here.

Host profiles are not required to make a connection before booking an In-Person show in their space.

To initiate a booking thread and start setting up the details of your show, click on the Manage tab located along the top of the Side Door platform.

From here, navigate to your Dashboard. This is where all of your Upcoming, Being Planned, and Completed shows will be displayed.

Next, click the green Plan a New Show button near the top right of your Dashboard. This button is also located within your Shows tab and individual chat threads in the Connections tab.

Be sure to select the In-Person Show option, rather than Online Show, and click the green Start Planning an In-Person Show button.

Artist profiles will be required to select a Host profile, from their list of connections, before the Booking process can begin. Once a Host profile has been selected, the Artist will be able to click the Start Planning button.

Host profiles will have the option to select an Artist profile from their list of connections to begin, or to complete a Self-Booked show without an Artist connection if they already have an Artist external to Side Door lined up to perform. Simply click the green Start Planning button.

This will open the Booking process where you will be asked to input information and details pertaining to the show (ie: Date/Time, Ticketing Capacity/Price, and Information about the show) in a brand new show thread.

For bookings initiated by another party, a message will be sent to your Connections tab, and the booking thread will already be present in your Shows tab.

The Shows tab houses all of the shows you’re currently working on as individual cards at the right of the screen. Each show thread is a potential show, waiting for Artist and Space to collaborate on and finalize!

Click the Manage button to work on a pre-existing show thread, or hit Plan a Show to start a new one.

To speak directly with the other user, open a show thread and use the chatbox on the right-hand side of the screen. You can also send images in chat, and call for a Side Door staff member’s attention using the Support button at the top right of the page.

The center panel of each show thread contains all of the logistical/promotional details of the show, ready for you and your connection to collaborate on!

The tabs listed: Basics, Ticketing, Details, and Sign Off each contain information related to logistical/promotional details. Everybody gets a chance to modify/approve details every step of the way, and a final sign-off at the end is what gets things set in stone and creates a fully booked and published show!

When you’re happy with the information and details in each tab, select Save & Continue to save your edits. If you’re a Host working on a show on your own, you’ll be able to move on.

If you’re working on a show thread with another user, select Save & Continue to indicate to your connection that you’d like them to review and suggest any changes. You’ll be able to move on to other sections in the meantime but cannot finalize the show without their approval of your inputs. Saving a tab’s details sends them to the other party for approval. If you’d like to make a change, click Edit to change what you’ve entered and send that information to the other user again.

You can track the progress of each show’s requests, modifications, and approvals in the chatbox to the right of the page! A completed tab will be highlighted in green, and when all tabs are green a Sign Off option will become available and the show can be confirmed and booked!

To see what your show will look like to ticket buyers, click the blue Preview Show button. Take a moment to review all of the details, and when you’re happy with how everything looks, sign your signature in the box provided at the bottom of the screen and click Confirm Details & Sign

A sign-off indicates final confirmation of a show’s details. Should adjustments be made after this step, that user’s signature will be voided and they will be required to approve the new changes before confirming via sign-off once more.

When all details are approved and both parties have signed, the show is officially booked! Congrats!

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You’ll receive an email from Side Door confirming show details and explaining how the show announcement works. Your show’s tickets will automatically go on sale on the agreed-upon date, and if public, will be posted to the front page of Side Door.

Private shows will create a ticket link and go on sale automatically as well, but will not post anywhere publicly accessible.

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