Offer in-person payment for your event ticketing with Ticket Tailor and Stripe Terminal

Offer in-person payment for your event ticketing with Ticket Tailor and Stripe Terminal

We’ve partnered with our payment provider, Stripe, to offer in-person payments with Stripe Terminal. Terminal lets you handle in-person payments with card readers that are ready to go out of the box, so you can start accepting payments right away.

While ticketing is progressively moving online, current research shows that up to 20% of event tickets are still sold at the door. Whether it’s for attendee convenience or to capitalise on impulse purchases, this demonstrates that accepting in-person payments opens up vast opportunities.

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Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Thorington theatre: A sustainable approach to events 

Sustainability from the start: We talk to Oscar Brennecke-Dunn, Theatre Manager of new outdoor Thorington Theatre nestled in Suffolk woodland.

Established in 2021, Thorington is a theatre like no other. This hidden gem makes use of a natural amphitheatre (a result of a WWII bomb!), and was constructed with the smallest carbon footprint possible. This focus on sustainability didn’t stop there.

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NEW: Add-ons are here! Start selling more than event tickets

NEW: Add-ons are here! Start selling more than event tickets

Your most requested feature (ever) has just launched! You asked for Add-ons, and our tech team has delivered.

Our new Add-ons feature means you can now sell merch and services on top of event tickets to create unmissable experiences and boost revenue. So whether it’s pre-show programmes, interval ice creams or that festival-T-shirt-that-everybody-wants, it’s now possible.

Keep reading to find out: why add-ons are just the ticket (‘scuse the pun) to supercharge your events; how to create Add-ons in your Ticket Tailor account; and see some real life examples from our community of Eventrepreneurs.

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How to organise and sellout a small music festival – in 9 steps

How to organise and sellout a small music festival – in 9 steps

Live music, light nights, open skies and feel-good vibes – not much can rival the atmosphere of a summertime music festival.

If you’re a serial Glasto-goer or are obsessed with your local music scene, you might be thinking about organising your own. Go for it, we say! Whether it’s to turn a profit, or simply put on an amazing event for your mates, planning a mini music festival can be a thrilling experience. It’s also a great way to start building up a portfolio if you’re looking to get into event planning as a career. Festivals can be fantastic as fundraisers, too, giving you the chance to raise money for a good cause while having a whole lot of fun.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to plan your own small music festival, you’ll need to be armed with knowledge before you get started.

Kick things off by reading our quick how-to guide👇

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How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

How to break into stand-up: Tips for aspiring comedians 

Stand-up comedy has to be one of the most intimate and intricate forms of performance there is. Not only are you putting your own carefully crafted material out there for all to witness, you’re delivering it yourself. Live. On stage. With possible hecklers. Yikes!

Is that enough to put off natural-born comedians, though? No way. Quite the opposite, in fact – it’s actually what they thrive off. And so might you, if you take a deep breath and just give it a go.

Easier said than done, we know. But if you’re reading this article we’re betting you’re seriously thinking about it. Which means you’re passionate about what you do. Which means you should definitely take the plunge and see what happens. What is there to lose?

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From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

From travel trends to the perfect location: tips for running a successful retreat 

Whether you’re a wellness coach, yoga teacher, creative writer, or have another skill you want to share, running a retreat can be a really fulfilling process, and it can help take your business to the next level too.

Whatever your profession or passion, retreats provide the perfect way to cultivate new connections, find inspiration, and widen your current offering. There’s a bit of an art to it though, which requires striking the perfect balance between relaxing travel vibes and wholesome productivity.

Here, we cover all you need to know for running a successful retreat.

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8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

8 Challenges of organising events which can be overcome with software solutions

Organising events can be tough. From scheduling speakers and meals, to calculating costs and collecting payments, you’ll have to deal with so many tasks that can easily overwhelm you. Luckily, the right software solutions can keep your events running smoothly by keeping track of all those little details you don’t have time for! Here are eight challenges of organising events and how event software platforms can help with each one.

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6 tips for building a loyal event community

6 tips for building a loyal event community

Plan on running recurring events? Cultivating a loyal event community is key to selling out every time. If you’re just starting out, though, the idea of building up an enthusiastic following for your events from scratch is probably a bit daunting.

Daunting – sure. Impossible? No way. It’s really all about creating meaningful connections with the people who care about your events, and making sure they know how much you appreciate them.

Here, we break down some top tips for building an event community that’s loyal, enthusiastic, and always on the lookout for your Next Big Thing. Let’s get started.

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How your event ticket sales are supporting healthy oceans

How your event ticket sales are supporting healthy oceans

We’re proud to support the Ocean Conservation Trust’s new Blue Meadows project, which focuses on a holistic approach to protect and restore the UK’s seagrass meadows for the health of our oceans and beyond. Keep reading to find out how every ticket sold through Ticket Tailor makes a difference and why seagrass could be a game-changer in tackling the climate crisis.

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How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

How to price tickets for an event: The best pricing strategies for event planners

Deciding how much to sell your event tickets for can be pretty daunting. What if you set them too high and no one buys them? Or too low and realise you could have made way more profit?

The truth is, setting your ticket price isn’t an exact science. But that’s not to say you just have to take a wild stab in the dark at it. There should definitely be a clear methodology behind your ticket pricing, otherwise you do risk losing out to the competition or, worse, not breaking even.

In this article, we explain all you need to know.

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