How To Be A Seat Filler ~ SeatStir Review

Ever wished you could get out more? See more concerts? Attend more sporting events? But you just can’t afford it?

Well here’s your chance to keep under budget while still getting out. And by getting out, I mean a lot of getting out.

How To Be A Seat Filler ~ See unlimited concerts, events and shows for free or cheap!

Why use seat fillers

It’s a little-known fact that many shows and events have empty seats they don’t want to remain empty. Maybe it’s the opening night of show or maybe they just didn’t sell as many tickets as expected. They want those seats filled! It helps with the overall feel of the event, with PR and enhances the experience.

What is a seat filler

Enter seat fillers programs.

Seat filler
A seat filler is a person who fills in an empty seat during an event.

These types of programs have benefits to different parties. As a seat filler, one can see a variety of shows for no cost to a nominal member fee. As a venue, organizers can ensure a more beneficial experience by having a full house.

Who can be a seat filler

My husband and I are testing out one such service in Pittsburgh, SeatStir. I am not being compensated for this post, I just have had such a great experience, I wanted to share because anyone can be a seat filler.

We discovered the seat filler program via a Groupon deal, $24 for a 6 month unlimited membership for 2. Meaning we could reserve two tickets per event for an unlimited number of events. Just booking one even would get our money’s worth, so I knew it was a great deal.

How to be a seat filler

The process was simple. Just set up an account on SeatStir with some basic information. Then browse the available events for tickets. At the time of this posting, there were several concerts available, a few sporting events, a party and a theater show. A really nice variety of things! We attended a live Improv show at a local place. You just click to reserve and then print the ticket. On the day of the show, arrive early and present your ticket and ID and that’s it! You’re in!

Each event has details on the attire or venue so you can plan accordingly. Like for instance, the party required special attire but the event we attended was casual. It was so helpful to have that information provided up front.

There is a strict no show policy, so make sure you only request tickets you’ll actually use. The membership is to fill seats, not leave them empty! And your membership will be revoked. Serious no no.

The Groupon deal is down now, so the price is back to $8 per month or $48 for 6 months. Still a great deal! You can go to SeatFiller here to read more information and sign up.

Have you ever been a seat filler? What would be your dream seat filling seat?

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  • Solmarie
    April 17, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Unfortunately, my experience was not the greatest, bought this through LivingSocial and the venues in NY are very limited ( one unknown show) many comedy and other out of NYC. In 2 months have not seen one show that is worth, so paid my subscription for nothing, I thought that the site will present with more than one broadway show, two comedy and other ???, If you are into comedy clubs ( you can get in for free, just by walking by the venue, as they need to fill the place and need people to laugh) than you are in

  • Michele
    March 20, 2016 at 10:20 am

    I use it all the time! Bring my mom to the opera, symphony, my friends to comedy shows and played. Never a dull moment – you do need to open minded. Some shows have been small venue

  • swathi
    January 17, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    This is first time I came know about seat filler, thanks for introducing me to something new and sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  • Chanelle
    January 13, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    This seems like a great way to have a nice night out on the town. I need to see if there is anything like this in my area. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Yonca
    January 13, 2016 at 5:06 am

    What a great program. Thanks for all those wonderful info!

  • Tami
    January 12, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    This would be a great way to have date night with my hubby without a big expense. I’m headed over to check it out now.

  • Beth@FrugalFroggie
    January 12, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I haven’t been a seat filler before. Not sure if they have it in Kansas City.

  • Nicole Escat
    January 12, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    This is so funny, I want to be a seat filler too but I wish they have programs in my area.

  • OurFamilyWorld
    January 12, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I have never heard of such a thing. I want to be a seat filler, too.

  • Liz Mays
    January 12, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I knew they did this for award shows and whatnot, but i didn’t know it was done elsewhere. I need to keep my eyes open for the opportunity!

  • michelle
    January 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    i have never paid to be a seat filler. i was a seat filler last week at the People’s Choice Awards and there are several award shows here in LA i can go to for free but in other areas i could see the need to pay

  • Claudette
    January 12, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Watched a movie only a few weeks ago about a seat-filler who met and fell in love with a pop star. Now, if that would be my “luck,” I will most certainly sign up! 🙂

  • Mardene Carr
    January 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

    I saw a movie about this concept once and that was when I was introduced to it. Quite innovative!

  • Victoria Sconion
    January 12, 2016 at 9:48 am

    This is cool. I never heard such a thing. I would love to attend one in my area. lol

  • Peggy
    January 12, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Such a fun experience. When I worked at the Studios in Burbank, I used to watch live recordings of tv shows whenever friends would visit from out of town. It was always so much fun to see performances live and in person.

  • Lexie Lane
    January 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Sounds os fun, this is great program, I’m gonna check it out.

  • Rachel Mouton
    January 12, 2016 at 6:36 am

    This is so awesome! I’m totally going to try it out 🙂

  • Patrice M Foster
    January 12, 2016 at 4:44 am

    I just read about this seat filler never heard of this interesting you answer my questions. Thanks for sharing.

  • victoria
    January 12, 2016 at 4:24 am

    I think seat filler was fun experience. I never try it yet but i wanted if i have a chance.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    January 12, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I have never heard of being a seat filler but this looks fun. I like the idea of being a seat filler.

  • Eileen
    January 12, 2016 at 12:40 am

    This is a wonderful idea. It must be popular right now because I read about this type of seat filling on another blog today! My hubbie works in Tv and did the Tonys and they used seat fillers. I would love to be a filler

  • Heather
    January 12, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Oh I just read about this! I’d love to be a seat filler at the is oscars! What a great opportunity to be in the same room as stars.

  • Life as a Convert
    January 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I never really knew that they had things like this. I’d love to go experience some new things as a seat filler.

  • tara pittman
    January 11, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Such a bummers that there is none where I live. This is a great deal!

  • Elizabeth O.
    January 11, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I have just recently learned about what a seat filler does. I think it’s a fun experience, plus you get to enjoy the entire time. This is a really cool opportunity for a lot of people!

  • Kristi @HomesteadWishing
    January 11, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Wow this is such a neat idea! Thank you for all of the great information. This would be fun.

  • melanie
    January 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Oh that sounds fun. I never considered something like this before. I’m going to see if they have programs like this in my area.

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    January 11, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    So funny – this is the second blog I’ve read about seat fillers. The one I read was about a seat filler at the People’s Choice awards. I think this is so cool.