Host theatre professionals?
Join 100+ UK hosts and list your digs (free) on Our Digs. Reach a growing number of cast and crew struggling to find suitable and affordable digs whilst on tour. Guests send enquiries direct via a form on your listings page. There’s no fees for host or guest!
If you have a spare room and live within easy access of a theatre or live performance venue, please list your digs with us. You could earn up to £7,500 tax-free each year! Please register to list your digs free now!
How do I know digs are confirmed?
A booking will only be secured on the host’s receipt of a deposit. The host will confirm receipt by email and/or telephone.
Do you have any draft emails and invoices?
We do! These are coming soon but please just ask as we will probably have something suitable to hand. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Can I keep my Calendar updated?
We’ve found that hosts tend to keep only one or two availability calendars updated, so we don’t ask it of you here. When a enquiry comes in you should reply whether available or not.
However, we are looking into options for those hosts who would like to include their availability, and one is available now. If you have a direct link to an online calendar showing availability, you may link to it.
How do I know a Guest is legitimate?
We don’t vet the guests on Our Digs. One way of securing they’re legitimate is to ask for a deposit. We also encourage the guest to share details about the theatre company and venue they’ll be working at, and in what capacity so you can double-check if needed.
How do I add Photos to my listing?
You can add 20 photos to each listing. Ensure the top one is the best and preferably a landscape pic of the bedroom.
You can drag each image to re-arrange the order they display in; and delete images.
Lastly, add a pic of the host(s) and if you have dogs sometimes a pic of them helps inform guests of suitability!
What are ‘featured’ listings?
What does a Host get?
We’re in the process of contacting theatres and production companies to ask they send their cast and crew to book through Our Digs, and promoting the site on appropriate forums.
You get to take control over how and when deposit and rental payments are made, and whether you have availability or not.
Why host theatrical professionals?
Theatre professionals are generally the easiest guests to accommodate. Although they may keep unusual hours, they are mostly at the theatre in the evenings and some of the days. You will hardly notice they are staying with you. For this reason we tend to offer a special discounted rate from the regular, e.g. Airbnb guests, etc.
Therefore it’s imperitive hosts are understanding of a guest’s irregular hours, short term requirements and so be able to offer reasonably priced rooms.
How do I respond to Guest queries?
All queries will be emailed to your inbox from @ourdigs.co.uk and you can reply directly.
Guests will contact you from the form on your listings page. Please try to respond as quickly as possible to let the guest know if you have availability - or not - a reply is required one way or another, else your listing may be suspended.
These messages are private and between host and guest only.
You’ll receive a test message from time to time, and if there is no reply your listing may be suspended.
How does the site work for Hosts?
How are Payments handled?
Payments are between host and guest. We encourage hosts to invoice the guest and request a deposit in advance of check-in. A host’s payment instructions and options should be set out on the invoice, along with check-in/out details.
We recommend hosts request a full night’s stay for a 1-week booking as deposit; 3-nights for 3-weeks and so on.
We don’t take commission as we don’t handle payments.
Our Digs donations from Hosts for rooms listed, and from Guests for enquiries, which will go towards our admin and web hosting fees. We are of course happy to take donations of any amount at any time for all the hard work we do 😉