When SimpleTix is first installed, a default venue is created using the store name and address, etc.  Depending on your business, this may be the only venue needed, however even in this case, it is beneficial to add images and more detailed information and, if the venue is a ticketing-by-seat venue, you will also need to add the sections and seats. 

Click Here to see a tutorial about setting up Venues
(you will need speakers or a headset)

To get started, either edit the default venue already created or create a new venue:

1. Once logged into the Admin, go to Manage > Venues
2. Click the name of the venue you'd like to edit or click the Add button at the top of the list.
3. The following screen will appear:

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4. Address Information

  • Name - the name of the venue you are adding
  • Phone Number - if the venue has a customer phone number, it is good to add it here
  • Fax
  • Website
  • Display Google Map? - clicking Yes means that map of your Venue using a Google Map API will be displayed on the venue page.  To learn how to generate a Google Map API, please see the following article: Creating Maps of Venue Locations
  • Address - be sure to put an accurate street address if using the Google Map API
  • City
  • Postal Code
  • Province/State
  • Store Time Zone - set time zone of the venue, this way if you have multiple venues in multiple time zones, your SimpleTix site will always display the event times correctly for the different time zones (in the time zone of the event)
  • Number of Minutes Before Event to Stop Selling Tickets - allows you to control until what time tickets at that venue can be sold
  • What time do events normally start at this venue - will be used as a default when creating events, but can always be changed (leave blank if do not wish any default times)
  • What times do events normally end at this venue - same as above.

5. Photos/ Pictures

  • It is visually appealing to add a general photo of the venue to appear on that venue's page.
  • Seating Cart Image- only used for tickets by seat events, you will be able to determine the orientation of the seating chart on the front end when you set up the event time.

6. Details

  • Directions - add here directions (driving, public transportation, etc) or other important information about the venue here
  • Hours - if the venue has certain open hours or box office hours, you may enter them here.


Where to go from here?
>If you would now like to set up an event that is based on group-ticketing, advance to Setting up Group-Ticketing Events
>If you would like to set up an event that is based on a ticket-per-seat basis, you must add Sections, Rows and Seats to your Venue

For a Tutorial about Setting up Sections and Seats, please click here.

(You will need flash and speakers/a headset)

You may also see the article: Set up a Venue with Sections and Seats