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Allow customers to pick their own seats, sell seats a different prices and comply with social distancing.

Updated over a week ago

Are you putting on an event that requires customers to be allocated specific seats? If so, then Skiddle is fully optimised to allow you to sell tickets.

In a nutshell, below are our allocated seating features.

  • Pick your own seat: Fully mobile optimised visual seat picker

  • View From Seat: Give customers an image of how the stage view will look from their seats

  • Pricing per section: Set your ticket pricing per venue section, eg Stalls/Balcony

  • Pricing per seat: Allow multiple prices per seat, for example, Adult/Concession/Child.

  • Adjustable Social Distancing: Determine how many seats to be left open to the sides as well as front and back.

  • Limit group bookings: Allow family members to seat together by setting the limit of seats that can be selected together.

  • Disable aisle seats: Keep aisles safe to walk on by disabling a provided number of seats next to aisles.

  • Manually override rules: Hand pick seats that must be disabled, or enabled over existing rules.

Pick your own seat

Let customers choose their seats at your venues as reserved seating promotes early ticket purchase, and by larger groups too. Generate more revenue while delivering a better attendee experience - giving customers more control and giving you better occupancy across the venue.

Dynamic ticket pricing per seat

Some allocated seating systems restrict you to a single ticket price per seat. With Skiddle not only can you allocate prices by seating category (eg Stalls/Balcony) but you're also free to set up multiple ticket prices per seat, so Adults/Children/Concessions can pay a fair price. Ideal for family shows!

Our real-time visual seat picker also shows customers which seats are available and at which pricing options, allowing them to reserve their seat while they book.

Social distancing and ability to see customer's seat bookings on a seating map

If you need to comply with social distancing guidelines, there's no need to physically block off seats in your venue. Set the rules against your event, such as leaving spare seats beside/in front/behind any booked seats, and we'll automatically block off seats once a booking is made. This ensures customers who are allowed to, can sit together, while keeping space from other groups. Using this dynamic system means your venue will be able to maximise the tickets sold.

You can easily adjust the social distancing rules as and when government guidelines change.

How to List an Event with Seating?

Allocated Seating events have to be set up in the back end, so this is something the Account Support team can do for you. You can request this by dropping the team an email to

For allocated seats to be set up and applied to your event listing we require the following:-

  • A minimum of 3 working days (72 hours) notice for setup - as allocated seating events are dealt with on a first come first served basis we would advise getting in touch well in advance of the intended on-sale date so we can ensure this is set up in time. Please note our usual turnaround is 3-5 working days but this may be longer during peak periods.

  • Skiddle event listing to be set up with relevant tickets and allocations setup with future on sale date - this will allow us to link up the relevant tickets/prices and means we can double-check the allocations against your tickets online before making these live.

  • A plan showing the full breakdown of seats and rows with relevant labelling and a note of the allocation to be added on Skiddle. This is to be used on our allocated seating platform when adding this option for your event (please note we require a minimum of 100x tickets to be allocated to us to set this up on your behalf)

  • A full breakdown of seats to be allocated to Skiddle so we can ensure we’re allocation the correct seats.

  • A front-end seating plan - this should be designed with the customer in mind and will either contain detail of rows and seats or blocks depending on the size of the venue, may include row details or simply block/section names. Please see example plans below:-

As shown below, this will be added just above the ticket box on your event listing so needs to be clear enough for the customer to understand, where they can select where they wish to sit:-

Please be aware that when using this system you will have minimal access to edit to your event, such as addind more seats. Please ensure, any amendments to seating allocations are relayed to us so we can make the relevant amendments on our back-end allocated seating platform.

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