When planning a new show to host in your space, you will be invited to set the number of tickets for sale and number of complimentary guest list tickets (aka “comp tickets”) which you may wish to assign to family members. However, it's important to keep in mind that every ticket that is not purchased will impact the bottomline of the net ticket revenue.
A few comps here and there is a standard expectation, but can make things more complicated for smaller venues. For example, if you're looking for 5 comps in a 30 capacity venue, the capacity for that show effectively becomes 25 and may impact the Artist’s decision to play there in the first place. Discussing capacity and comps with an Artist during a show offer is the easiest way to figure out the most agreeable course of action.
However, if you factor potential comps into the space's capacity from the outset of completing your profile, then there's nothing to worry about! Hosts aren't expected to pay for tickets for any family members that may live in the space, but it's important to keep them in mind when determining how big of an audience can fit in your space. If you have a family of 4 and your space has a capacity of 25, listing that space as a capacity of 20 or 21 to accommodate for your family being around is a good idea. You can always add a few more spots back to the capacity if the comps don’t end up being used.