Getting Events via Venue Queries

An event is a post of type ‘event’, and a venue is a taxonomy-term of the taxonomy event-venue. The venue ID is (in fact) the term ID. As such you can use the tax_query arguments to query events by venue.

Sometimes you’ll want to perform a more advanced query by retrieving events which are at venues matching a specific venue query. Venue meta data queries are covered in Querying Venues. In this page we demonstrate how you can query events by those venue queries.

Event-venue queries require Event Organiser Pro to be installed alongside Event Organiser. If you haven’t done so already, you can purchase Pro here:

To retrieve events whose venue match a given query, Simply use the venue_query argument (which behaves very similarly to WordPress’ native meta_query argument ).

For instance to get all future events in the city of Edinburgh:

$edinburgh_events = new WP_Query( array( 
       'post_type' => 'event',
       'venue_query' => array( 
                'key' => '_city',
                'value' => 'Edinburgh'
        'event_start_after' => 'today'

Note: the venue query will also work with eo_get_events() and get_posts().