How to Buy Eventbrite Tickets

In our previous tutorial, we showed you how to host your own event on Eventbrite.  But what if you want to attend someone else's event on Eventbrite?  Not to worry; buying tickets to an event hosted on Eventbrite will be the focus of this lesson, so you'll know how to get on the guest list for an Eventbrite event in little time at all!

To buy tickets on Eventbrite:

  1. Go to www.eventbrite.com in your web browser.  In the top-left corner, click Browse Events to see local events near you.

    How to browse Eventbrite events

  2. You can also use the search box on the main screen to look for a specific event.  Click in the box labelled "Search for Events or Categories" and type in the name or topic of an event.  Then, click in the box labelled "Enter City or Location" and type in where you're looking for events that are being held.  Then, click the drop-down menu that says "All Dates" and select whether you want to see events that are happening at a specific time.  Then click Search.

    How to search for Eventbrite events

  3. On the events search results page, you can use the options on the left to change the area that you're searching for events in, or filter events by category, event type, date, or price.  You can also click the "+" or "-" on the map (powered by Google Maps) to zoom it in or out, or click and hold the mouse button down on a part of the map, and then move your mouse around to move the map area around.  You can then click Search This Area to view events happening in the area that's currently visible.

    How to deal with Eventbrite search results

    In the top-right corner, you can click Relevance or Dates to organize your search results based on which are closest to your search criteria, or which are happening soonest.  Click on an event's thumbnail picture or title to view it.

  4. Once you are on the event's information page, you will usually have to click Tickets to view available tickets for the event.  (It may also say Register instead).

    How to get tickets for an Eventbrite event

  5. In the window that pops up, use the drop-down menu beside a ticket type to select what quantity of that ticket you want.  Repeat as necessary, and then click Checkout.

    How to select ticket type and quantity for an Eventbrite event

  6. On the checkout screen, you will need to enter various types of information.

    Entering buyer and billing information for Eventbrite tickets

    Under "Buyer Information", click in each of the boxes and type in:

    - your first name
    - your last name
    - your email address

    Next, under "Payment", click in each of the boxes and type in or select:

    - your credit card type
    - your credit card number
    - the month and year that your credit card expires
    - your credit card's security code (click What's This? for help finding it)

    (HINT: If you use Eventbrite a lot, you can leave the box labelled "Save Billing and Payment Info for Easy Ordering" checked so that you can use the same info for future ticket orders on Eventbrite without filling it in all over again.  If not, click it to uncheck it.)

    Next, under "Billing Information", click in each of the boxes and type in or select:

    - the country in which you live
    - your street address
    - your unit address (optional, if applicable)
    - the city in which you live
    - the state, province, or territory in which you live
    - your area mailing code

    (HINT: Some events may allow or require you to use PayPal to pay for tickets.  If they do, click PayPal Check Out and follow our How to Pay with PayPal tutorial from step 3 onwards.)

  7. You will now have to fill out information for everyone whom you are buying a ticket for.

    Entering additional information for Eventbrite event attendees

    Usually, this will consist of a person's first name, last name, and email address.  However, as seen here, some events may ask for other criteria, such as work credentials or potential food allergies.  When you've filled out the requested information for each event attendee whom you are buying a ticket for, click Pay Now.

 

Alright!  You are now on the guest list for the Eventbrite event.  Now, all that you need to do is show up and have fun!

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