⚠️ Note: Venues is currently in a public beta. While in beta, venues have a limited attendee capacity and duration. If you'd like to upgrade your venue to increase these limits, please contact us.
In this article, learn:
What does a venue consist of?
A venue is a destination for your single or multi-track events designed to foster richly interactive and engaging experiences with your attendees.
Venues can have unlimited “spaces,” areas for your attendees to gather. Each ‘space’ can contain a ‘stage’, though it’s not required. You can present on your stage via your webcam, sharing your screen, or via RTMP.
Creating a venue creates one space by default, and you can add more spaces if needed.
Learn more about spaces at 'What are spaces?'
What sets venues apart?
Everything together in a single, browser-based setting with no additional software required:
- Schedule a single-day or multi-day event with an agenda outlining all events and speakers.
- Use the in-browser environment to create a stage and present from it.
- Events Admins can record content being presented on-stage or capture group discussions in each space.
- For more complex on-site productions, venues are compatible with your preferred livestreaming encoder, such as Livestream Studio, OBS, Wirecast, or another live encoding tool.
- Set privacy settings ranging from who can attend your event, ranging from open to the public to only the Admin team members on your Vimeo account.
- You can also determine if your event can be embedded and shared outside of the venue (ranging from anywhere on the web, limited to certain domains, or limited to your venue only).
- Attendees can join and interact with your event with their Vimeo account through their device and navigate from space to space within a single browser-based environment.
- They can use their device’s camera and microphone to participate in group or 1:1 audio/video discussions.
Opportunities for rich, interactive engagement
- Spaces can be customized to fit the needs of your event.
- A space can act as the main stage area, a virtual lobby, sponsor booths, breakout rooms, and more.
- You can allow audience members to create their own spaces that anyone at the event can join.
- Event runners can set permissions for audience participation level. These can be customized per space.
- Control whether audience members can use their device’s camera and microphone to participate in the discussions, whether they can present to the stage, and more.
- Set up widgets in your spaces for attendees to interact without leaving the venue.
- In addition to chat and audio/video capabilities, audience members can react by recording their own personalized reactions or sharing GIFs from Giphy.
💡Tip: If you need guidance on which permissions to turn on or off, visit our best practices guide.