Tessera is a self-managed ticketing platform for independent venues seeking a greater degree of control without being locked in to a platform or a contract while being charged unnecessarily high fees.


  • You set and keep the fees (or charge none at all)
  • Serious features: ticket sales schedules, pre-sale, RSVP, seating charts, QR code scanning, box office point of sale card reader hardware, and much more
  • Integrated with an easy-to-manage WordPress front-end website hosted on a world-class, high performance cloud platform
  • Backed by the great web team at Tecture

What we have

  • Proven, tested, and reliable platform to sell tickets quickly and easily
  • Core features that you need to manage your events and tickets
  • Set your own ticket fees

We don't have

  • Outrageous per ticket fees
  • Contract terms with draconian provisions

Music Venues

Performing Arts


How it works

In a nutshell: We design a website or integrate with your existing WordPress website, configure a Tessera instance, and train your staff in setting up shows and tickets. Tessera connects to your own payment gateway, so you are always in control of the funds.


We charge a simple monthly hosting fee for use of the platform.