Tessera is an independent 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 stable platform to sell tickets quickly and easily
  • Core features that you need to manage your events and tickets
  • Set your own ticket fees

What we don’t:

  • Outrageous per ticket fees
  • Contract terms with draconian provisions

Solutions for:

  • Music Venues
  • Theaters
  • Comedy

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.

  • Examples of sites we’ve done
  • Learn more about the process

Our Pricing Model

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

  • View our pricing

Our Story

Tessera began in 2008 when Tecture, the software firm that developed the platform, began working with a Chicago music venue that sought to manage their own ticketing. Today, we work with independent venues across the country, and we, like the venues we serve, are completely independent.

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