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Why Brown Paper Tickets?

Brown Paper Tickets isn't some stripped down, automated, do-it-yourself ticketing service. We have ALL the tools, the most experienced event techs in the industry, and the highest level of service anywhere. We can help you with EVERY aspect of your event. From backyard first-timers to touring giants, we've done it all. Our staff has been helping venues and event producers with their events for more than a decade.

Create your event with us and put the power of the Brown Paper Tickets juggernaut behind it.

It's 100% FREE to sell tickets

It's 100% free for you and cheap for your ticket buyers!

We never charge you for selling tickets through Brown Paper Tickets. No set-up fees, no sales fees, and no long-term contracts. And ticket buyers pay just $1.49 + 6%, regardless of whether they order online, by phone, or through our walk-up locations. Will-call, print-at-home, mobile delivery, or physical tickets? That's included as well!

All credit card processing fees included!

Our pricing includes all credit card processing. Don't be fooled by other ticketing services that make you pay an additional credit card processing fee.


Add donations to your events

You can collect donations in addition to or independently from ticket sales.

No service fee for donations

Neither you nor your ticket buyers pay any fee to Brown Paper Tickets for donations. (* Requires your own credit card processor or PayPal.)

Full Control

Create, edit, and manage your event at will.

You can be as hands-on or hands-off as you want.

Real-time stats

With real-time sales stats for your events, you always know the status of your ticket inventory.

Ticket buyer questionnaires

Add additional questions to the purchase process to collect the specific information you need for your event.

Full ticket buyer contact details

You get your ticket buyers' full contact information, including names, email addresses, and phone numbers.

Event customization

Images and Video

Add images and videos to your event with ease.

Sell tickets from your own website

Use our Ticket Widget to let your ticket buyers begin the purchase process directly from your website.

Two-step checkout process

Enable Fast Checkout to let ticket buyers purchase your tickets in two easy steps.

Live Sales and Support

Live support for you

In-house support for event producers. Have questions about our system? Having an event emergency? Get in touch with us to get the support you need!

Live sales and support for your ticket buyers

In-house support for ticket buyers. Our specialists can help with more than just sales. Is your ticket buyer having trouble finding your venue? We'll make sure they get there.


In-house English, French, and Spanish sales and support. We know events and we speak your language.

Event Promotions

Event mailinglist

With tens of thousands of ticket buyers on our daily event mailing list, your event will reach an entirely new audience.

Last-minute discounts

Enable automatic Last Minute Discounts for your event to fill your last few seats.

Live hands-on event promotions staff

Our dedicated event promotions staff can provide advice and support for promoting your events.

Mobile Ticketing

Barcoded mobile tickets

Allow ticket buyers to receive their tickets on their mobile phone.


Our patent pending Transfer-to-a-Friend™ tool allows ticket buyers to easily send tickets to their friends.

Mobile Web Sales

Our location-aware mobile web app helps ticket buyers find your event.

Social Media

Your fans promote your events

With options for your ticket buyers to easily brag about their purchases on social networks, your fans help drive your ticket sales.

Free ticket printing and shipping

In-house fulfillment services

Our in-house fulfillment service will print and ship tickets to your ticket buyers after purchase.

No additional cost for physical tickets

No cost to you to enable physical tickets for your events and no additional cost to ticket buyers to receive physical tickets.

Express and Priority shipping for ticket buyers

Expedited and tracked shipping options are available for an additional cost.

Pre-printed tickets for you

Need a stack of pre-printed tickets to sell at the door? They're just $0.10 each.

Assigned Seating

Free custom seating charts

No fees for creating custom seating charts for assigned seating events.

Pick-your-own and "best available"

Let your ticket buyers choose their own seats or use our advanced algorithm to find the best available seats.

Real-time sales stats

See which seats are sold and which are available in real-time.

On-Site Tools

On-site ticket sales

Use our free box office tools to sell tickets at the door on the day of your event.

On-site box office support

Checklists and resources for equipment rentals help ensure day-of box office success.

Barcode Scanning

Free barcode scanning apps

Use our free iPhone and Android ticket scanning apps to validate tickets at the door.

Questions? Just ask!
We've been ticketing events for more than two decades. During that time we've built out nearly every service and tool that we've been asked for. Are you looking for a specific tool that you don't see mentioned here? The odds are that we can help. We'd love to hear from you. Contact us any time at support@brownpapertickets.com.
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