A booking voucher is a barcoded printout that represents either an entire booking or a subset of a booking.
For patrons who, often months in advance, buy tickets to a multi-performance event, booking vouchers offer a convenient alternative to individual tickets, which may be lost. Aside from being convenient for patrons, booking vouchers reduce the number of support issues related to lost tickets.
Booking vouchers can be offered in three forms:
- One booking voucher for the entire booking (covering all attendees and performances)
- One booking voucher per attendee (covering all performances)
- One booking voucher per attendee per performance. This is useful for countries which, because of restrictions around changing film and session data after tickets have been printed, do not want to produce tickets months in advance.
These vouchers are then used to claim the relevant number of tickets at the time of each performance.
A patron purchases four season passes for the Met Opera season, which comprises 10 performances. Normally, this would require 40 tickets to be printed, but the patron can instead opt to receive just four booking vouchers, each of which covers a single attendee for all the performances.