What is the Service Fee?

Give more, take less. Brown Paper Tickets was founded in 2001 and low fees is one of our first and most important principles.

Why Do You Charge a Service Fee?

Ticket service fees go toward our 24/7 ticket buyer and event organizer phone and email support, credit card processing, monthly charity donations, and of course, wages for our stellar employees.

Anyone can set up an event on our platform at no charge. For event attendees, Brown Paper Tickets offers one of the lowest service fees in the industry at just $0.99 + 5% per ticket (see our pricing for rates in other currencies). The service fee percentage stays the same, no matter the event size or admission price, and free events are always free.