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How to create an event

Here's how you do it:

Classic Event Creation Experience

  1. Event Details.
  2. Create Tickets.
  3. Additional Details.
  4. "Save" and "Preview". Then publish with "Make Event Live".
  5. Design & Manage.

New Event Creation Experience

  1. Learn more.

Eventbrite Music

  1. Learn more.

You can get an event up and running on Eventbrite, for free, in a few steps. eblink{Sign up=>https://www.eventbrite.com/signup target=_blank} or eblink{log in=>https://www.eventbrite.com/myevents target=_blank} to your Eventbrite account. Then choose a eblink{package=>https://www.eventbrite.com/organizer/pricing} (if you haven't already) and click "Create Event".

TIP: To create more than one eblink{ticket type=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3290}, you’ll need to use the eblink{Professional or Premium packages=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=40418}.

NOTE: There are 3 create flows that determine your process and access to features — Classic, New, and Eventbrite Music. Scroll to the section below that matches your experience. Not sure which experience you're in? eblink{Tell the difference=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41424 target=_blank}.

Classic Event Creation Experience

This is the majority experience for event creators using Eventbrite to manage events. There are 3 main steps to create your event: 1: Event Details, 2: Create Tickets, and 3: Additional Settings. All other settings are managed on your event's Design and Manage pages.

1. Event Details.

☑️ Add a title, and set the date and time — Keep the "Event Title" under 75 characters, and set the date & time of the event (make sure your eblink{time zone=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3256} is correct). ☑️ Set the venue location — Type to search for a venue or address. Other options: "Use past location," "Online event," and "Enter address" (if Google doesn’t recognize your location). Click "Reset Location" to clear and enter a new venue location. ☑️ Add an event image — Drag-and-drop or select "Add Event Image" to eblink{add an event image=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3226} that appears at the top of the event listing. eblink{Choose the best image to promote your event=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=8898}. ☑️ Share details and other important information about your event — Sell your event! Include an eblink{event description=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3326} that explains what your event is, who should attend, contact information, and your refund policy. You can also add FAQs, eblink{images=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3225}, and eblink{add video=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3233}. ☑️ Add information about the event organizer — This information is either pulled from the "eblink{Organizer Profile=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3458}" or entered specifically for the event. Include social media links for additional promotion.

TIP: You can "Save," "Preview," and make changes at any time.

NOTE: Any images you use must be yours or adhere to Creative Common copyright licences. eblink{Flickr=>https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/} has a great Creative Commons section, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license to find photos. We recommend using photos under "Attribution License," which allows you to use the works as long as you give credit to the copyright owner.

2. Create Tickets.

☑️ Enable Reserved Seating — Depending on your venue location, consider using eblink{reserved seating=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3212} to create a seat map. Attendees can register for the best available seats or pick seats (if you enable the option to do so). ☑️ Create free, paid, and donation tickets — For each ticket type you want to sell, all you need to do is enter a "Ticket Name" and "Quantity available". By default, your eblink{ticket sales start=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3453} immediately and end an hour before your event, but you can also eblink{customize settings for each ticket type=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3290}. ☑️ Set the price for paid tickets — When you enter a price for ​paid tickets, you'll see the "Buyer Total" below. By default, fees are added on top of the ticket price you set and paid by the ticket buyer. You can also eblink{absorb fees=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4375} and pay them yourself. ☑️ Set the total capacity for the venue — The "Total Capacity" field adds up the total number of tickets you’ve created, but you can eblink{change this=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3308} to best suit your venue and event. ☑️ Add a donation ticket to collect donations — It's easy to eblink{fundraise for the cause of your choice=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=6474} and add a "Donation" option. Just leave the quantity at 0 to accept unlimited donations. ☑️ Charge and collect tax — Depending on your location, there are specific laws for how eblink{tax=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=12492} is collected and reported. Eventbrite can't provide tax advice. ☑️ Set a refund policy — Refund policies set expectations with ticket buyers and build trust. Choose a refund policy option before publishing your event and collecting ticket sales.

TIP: If you don't see the correct currency and payout country, use the drop-down menus under "2: Create Tickets" to eblink{set your event's currency and where you want to be paid=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3452}. You'll be paid in the currency you used to collect payments, and your bank must accept the currency in order for your funds to process.

NOTE: Free tickets have no fees.

3. Additional Details.

☑️ Make your event "Public" or "Private" — Public events show on Eventbrite and may appear in various search engines. eblink{Private=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=5274} events do not. To keep things exclusive, you can eblink{password protect=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=5274} your event listing, make it eblink{invitation only=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3462}, and/or eblink{add an access code to reveal hidden tickets=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3922}. ☑️ Choose an event type and topic — Select an "Event type" and "Event topic" to help people find your public event. Setting an event sub-topic is only available for U.S. events at this time. ☑️ Event tags — Event tags are automated and based on your event location, event type, event topic and event sub-topic. You can't edit or add additional tags for an event. ☑️ Show the number of tickets remaining — Choose whether to eblink{show the number of tickets remaining on your event listing=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=10982} (this can help drive orders as tickets are close to selling out).

4. "Save" and "Preview". Then publish with "Make Event Live".

TIP: You can still make changes to an event after you publish. Some items, like eblink{setting or changing a refund policy=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=37687 target=_blank} can't be changed after the event is live.

5. Design & Manage.

☑️ Design — Preview your event listing and choose whether to show registered attendees on your event listing. Items marked with an asterisk (*) require the collection of additional information during registration. ☑️ Manage — Review and update the options on your Manage page: eblink{choose a payment processor=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3771}, eblink{provide payout information=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=4369}, and eblink{collect custom information from attendees=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3231}.

NOTE: By default, your event will process payments with eblink{Eventbrite Payment Processing=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=3490}. If you want to use a third-party payment processor, like PayPal, make sure to set this up before selling tickets.

New Event Creation Experience

This will become the main experience for event creators using Eventbrite to manage events. In this flow, there are 3 main steps to create your event: Basic Info, Details, and Tickets. All other settings are managed starting at "Payments". — eblink{Learn how to create an event=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41399 target=_blank}.

1. Learn more.

Specific resources for the new event creation experience are provided eblink{here=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/lifestages?focus=NewEventCreationExperience target=_blank}.

Eventbrite Music

This is the core experience for specific event creators using Eventbrite to manage music events. In this flow, there are 4 main steps to create your event: Basic Details (Basic Info), Artists, Details, and Tickets. All other settings are managed starting at "Payments". — Learn how to create a eblink{general admission event=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41415}, eblink{reserved event=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41428}, or eblink{externally-ticketed event=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/articleredirect?anum=41525}.

1. Learn more.

Specific resources for Eventbrite Music are provided eblink{here=>https://www.eventbrite.com/support/lifestages?focus=EventbriteMusic target=_blank}.

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