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Seat Unique is a trusted online marketplace where fans can buy official hospitality packages and VIP tickets to live sports, music and cultural events.
We work with clubs, venues and rightsholders directly, to help fans access hospitality experiences anytime and anywhere, through our 24/7 online service.
We’re proud to be working with some of the biggest sports clubs and venues in the world. By using our innovative software, our partners can exclusively exhibit premium hospitality packages and VIP tickets through our website. This enables us to create a safe and secure online space in which customers are guaranteed access to the best packages at the best possible price.
Our software allows clubs and venues to sell hospitality tickets to fans safely and securely, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By powering online hospitality sales in this way, we’re helping clubs and venues maximise their sales channels and increase sales conversions more effectively and efficiently.
If you are an official rightsholder, artist, promoter or venue, and would like to discuss joining our community, we would love to hear from you.
Full company name: RMS EVENTS LTD T/A Seat Unique
Contact name: Matt Judge, Head of Commercial
Address: 83 Lavender Hill, Clapham, London, SW11 5QL
Tel: +44 208 706 0164
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At Seat Unique, it’s our mission to bring fans closer to unforgettable live experiences by making VIP treatment accessible to all. That’s why we’ve built a secure, user-friendly online marketplace where hospitality tickets and premium packages come directly from clubs and venues.
It’s also our aim to help clubs and venues increase their sales channels. Our innovative software empowers our partners by turning on their sales channels 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Re-inventing bar and table service after lockdown
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