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!


How to Create an Eventbrite Event

Now that we're done with the introductory lessons on Eventbrite.com, let's start using it!  This tutorial will show you how to create and host an event on Eventbrite, from signing up for the website to entering your event details to creating tickets for your event.

To use Eventbrite, you have to sign up for Eventbrite first.  Then, you have to create an event, and enter some basic information about it.  Then, you have to create the different tickets for the event, and maybe a seating map, too.  From there, add any additional information, and then publish the event.

There's quite a bit to do within those short few steps, so here's a full explanation of how to create and host an Eventbrite event.

Creating and hosting an event on Eventbrite

How to sign up for Eventbrite

  1. Go to www.eventbrite.com and click Sign Up in the top-right corner.

    How to sign up for Eventbrite

    A pop-up box should appear.  Click in the box labelled "Email" and type in your email address, and then click in the box labelled "Password" and type in a password to protect your Eventbrite account with.  Then click the green Sign Up button.

How to create an Eventbrite event

  1. Once you're signed up for Eventbrite, move your mouse cursor over the profile icon in the top-right corner, and click Manage Events in the drop-down menu.

    How to access your events on Eventbrite

  2. From there, click Create Event in the top-right corner.

    How to create an event on Eventbrite

  3. First, you'll need to enter some basic information about your event.

    Entering basic information about your Eventbrite event

    Click in the box labelled "Event Title" and give your event a short, distinct name.  Then, click in the box labelled "Location" and type in where the event is being held.

    (HINT: You can click Online Event to specify that this event will take place online, or click Enter Address if you want more specific options for entering a particular address.)

    Next, click in the two boxes under "Starts" and select the date (from the calendar interface) and time (from the drop-down menu) that the event will start.  Do the same thing with the two boxes under "Ends" to determine when the event will end.

    (HINT: You can click Schedule Multiple Events to make this event occur daily, weekly, or monthly, and specify when the events will be held from and until.  You can also click Time Zone and Date Settings to set the time zone that you are using, and decide whether the times and time zone will be visible on the event page.)

  4. Next, you'll need to give your event an image and a description.

    Adding descriptive information to your Eventbrite event

    In the box labelled "Event Image", click Add Event Image.  This will open an explorer window; search your computer for a picture that you want to use to represent your event, click on it to select it, and then click Open.

    After that, click in the box labelled "Event Description" and type in a detailed breakdown of what's going to happen at the event.

    (HINT: You can click Add FAQs, click the check boxes that appear, and then click Add to quickly and easily add common questions that people may have to your event description.  You'll have to write the answers yourself, though… after all, it's your event!)

  5. Next, you'll need to provide some information about who is organizing the event (whether it's you or somebody else).

    Adding organizer information to an Eventbrite event

    Click in the box labelled "Organizer Name" and type in the name of the person or group that's organizing the event.  Then, click in the box labelled "Organizer Description" and type in some information about who the organizer is and what they do.

    (HINT: You can click the check box next to "Include Links to Facebook and Twitter" and then add links to the organizer's page on Facebook and/or Twitter.)

  6. The next step is to add tickets for the event.

    How to create tickets for an Eventbrite event

    Click Free Ticket, Paid Ticket, or Donation to add that type of ticket to the event.  Once a ticket has been added, click the box under "Ticket Name" and give a name to that set of tickets.  Then, click the box under "Quantity Available" and type in how many of that type of ticket is available for the event.  Then, for any paid tickets, click the box under "Price" and type in how much you wish to charge for that type of ticket.

    You can click the gear icon next to a ticket for further options, or click the trash can icon next to a ticket to delete that set of tickets.

    (HINT: You can click the switch marked "Reserved Seating" and then click New Seat Map to create a reserved seating map for your event.  Just follow the wizard program to set it up!)

    If you have any paid tickets, you will also need to determine the payout options for them.  Click the drop-down menu labelled "In Which Country Will You Be Paid?" and select the country where the event will be held.  Then, click the drop-down menu labelled "Currency" and select what currency the tickets will be paid for in.

    (HINT: You may be able to access "Tax Options" if you have paid tickets and need to charge tax for an event, according to your local laws.)

  7. There are just a few additional settings that you need to take care of before your event goes live.

    How to adjust other Eventbrite event settings

    Click the buttons under "Listing Privacy" to determine whether your event will be public or private.  (If your event is private, you may need to invite people manually; see this help article on Eventbrite for how to invite people to an event, or this help article on Eventbrite to manually add attendees for an event.)

    Next, click the drop-down menu labelled "Event Type" and select what type of event you're hosting.  Then, click the drop-down menu labelled "Event Topic" and select the general theme of your event.

    Finally you can click the check box under "Remaining Tickets" if you wish to show potential attendees how many tickets (of each type) you have remaining to be purchased for your event.

  8. When you've entered all of your information, click Make Your Event Live.

    How to post your event on Eventbrite

    (HINT: If you have paid tickets, make sure that you get paid by setting up your payout details before the event ends!  This help article on Eventbrite will explain how to do it.)

 

Alright!  You've successfully created an event on Eventbrite.  We hope it's a smash hit!

If you want to attend an Eventbrite event instead, check out our next tutorial on how to buy tickets on Eventbrite.