Show creators can invite audiences to choose the ticket price they want to pay for the event with Name-your-price ticketing (also known as Pay What You Can). This is an optional ticket type that show creators can enable when they are setting up a show.
Allowing people to name their price is an excellent way to be flexible for diverse audiences, potentially attracting new fans to the event, and making your event more accessible to a wide range of people.
How to set up Name Your Price ticketing in the Show Builder:
On the Ticketing tab of the Show Builder, you can create multiple different ticket types to offer your audience, including Name Your Price. Start by clicking Add a Ticket, which will open a new window where you can customize the Ticket title and description - just make sure to toggle Yes under ‘Allow people to name their price’. Fill in the price range and select the number of tickets you want to make available under this type, and save your changes by clicking Submit. The minimum ticket price for a Name your price event is $1.
The ticket type you just created will show up under Ticket Name and can be edited by clicking Manage or Delete. Please note that the ticket types cannot be changed once the show is published.
How to use Name Your Price ticketing as a Guest:
Click on the Tickets button on the show page of the event that you’re interested in. A new window will open with a text field under the banner Name Your Price. In that field, you will see the suggested price for the ticket and the minimum accepted price below. You can edit the price and pay anything above the minimum price (no limits), or press the arrows up and down to change the price.
Select the number of tickets required by clicking on the plus (+) or minus (-) icons under the banner ‘# of Tickets’. Your running total and ticket breakdown will automatically calculate on the right. Click Purchase Tickets when you are ready to pay. Tickets can be shared after purchase.
If you appreciate an Artist and their work, and if you are able, paying more for the ticket is a great way to show your support.