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See how Merlin works for Circus and Fairground attractions

Posted by Courtney Hodgson on Jun 29, 2021

Did you know that Merlin Tickets caters for Circus and Fairground attractions? Plus, with the additional option of adding your venue's seating plan you can sell seated tickets for the Big Top tent! The system is very easy to use but if you would prefer a member of the Merlin team to add your seating plan for you, this can be arranged at no extra cost.

How seated arena tickets work

Once you have created your event and added your seating plan, you are ready to sell tickets! Your customer simply purchases an online ticket and chooses a corresponding seat. The ticket is them emailed to them, which is scannable upon entry, thus saving on paper! Allowing for a quick and sustainable entry to your event. Take a look at the example below depicting a circus tent layout.

Circus seating layout

The design can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. Remember the Merlin Team and online resources are available if you require assistance.

Run a Fairground and need to allow safe and secure entry?

Sell tickets 24/7 whilst keeping your own branding, what's not to like? Set up specific times and ticket quantities to enable you to keep a close eye on visitor numbers and allow for social distancing. Another key point to mention, is you receive the money on booking not after the event. E-tickets are mailed out instantly and these can be validated at the attraction using printed tickets or via a smart phone. Another benefit of using Merlin Tickets is that you can collect information on visitor demographics that will help in planning your future promotional campaigns.

How merlin works for seated arenas

Wristbands and Season Passes

Merlin also allows you to create wristbands that can be scanned at the gates which means you don't have to place staff at entry points. If you have an attraction that is split into more than one area, with different entry ticket types you can create wristbands for these areas with barriers segregating the different sections. Guess what? Merlin can provide barriers too. Merlin Tickets enables you to build loyalty schemes, season passes and memberships to ensure your customer retention rates increase by offering incentives and special discounts on any additional expenditure.

Go on, have a try at creating your own ticketing website using Merlin's FREE software!

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