Cheap Seats

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DCTS guide to ticket discounts

Key:  PWYC = Pay What You Can 
PWYW = Pay What You Want (name your own price).

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Save 10% on tickets to see Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Mar 25 - June 7!

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Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW Washington, DC 20003

10% off tickets to Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2!

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Sidney Harman Hall 610 F St. NW Washington, DC 20003

$10 Opera on Tap DC Metro at Black Fox Lounge, April 23

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Black Fox Lounge 1723 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009

PWYC - The Love of the Nightingale, Apr 24 - 26

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Constellation Theatre at Source 1835 14th St. NW Washington, DC 20009

Free Staged Reading in the Queen Vic Pub, April 28

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The Queen Vic British Pub 1206 H St NE Washington DC 20002

PWYC Previews for scorching new glam-rock musical NERO/PSEUDO, May 2 - 6

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Fort Fringe--The Shop 607 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

Free! Theatre Lab Life Stories Project, May 2 at Theater J

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Theater J 1529 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036

off-Broadway musical YANK! - FREE Concert Reading, May 5

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Source 1835 14th Street, NW Washington, D.C.

PWYC Saturday Matinees for scorching new glam-rock musical NERO/PSEUDO, May 10 - 31

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Fort Fringe--The Shop 607 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001

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Insider’s Guide to Cheap Seats

 

Cheap Seats and how to get them

Every theatre company sets aside specially discounted tickets. Take a look. You just might qualify for deep discounts. Rather see shows for free? Many theaters exchange free seats for ushering services.
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1st StageStudent$15Click
African Continuum Theatre CompanyGroupSpecial pricing(202) 529-5763
American Century Theater Senior, 65 and over

Save $3 Click

American Century Theater

MilitarySave $3Click

American Century Theater

StudentSave $3Click

American Century Theater

Groupspecial pricing703-998-4555

American Century Theater

17 and underFree with paying adult
American Ensemble TheaterEveryone$10 Click
Arena StageStudent35% off with I.D.Click

Arena Stage

30 and underPay your age tickets
with I.D.
Click
Bay Theatre CompanySenior (over 65)$25Click

Bay Theatre

Student with I.D.$25Click
Chesapeake ShakespeareSenior$29Click

Chesapeake Shakespeare

24 and under, Thursdays and Fridaysand Sundays$15Click

Chesapeake Shakespeare

18 and younger Free, limit 2 per paying adult (summer at the ruins only)Click

Chesapeake Shakespeare

Group over 10Special pricingCall 410.313.8661
Constellation Theatre Company24 and under$23Click

Constellation Theatre Company

Group, 10 or more$20Click
Doorway ArtsEveryone$10Click
Faction of FoolsStudents with ID$15Click

Faction of Fools

Military with ID$15Click

Faction of Fools

Seniors $15Click

Faction of Fools

Children 12 and under$10Click

Faction of Fools

Groups of 10 or more$15Click
Folger TheatreStudent with I.D.20-25% off tickets to most programs. Also 50% off 1 hour before the show. At the Folger box office only

Folger Theatre

Senior (65+) with I.D.15-20% off most programsAt the Folger box office only

Folger Theatre

Military with I.D.15-20% off most programsAt the Folger box office only

Folger Theatre

Teacher With I.D.15-20% off most programsAt the Folger box office only

Folger Theatre

EveryoneStanding Room Only for sold out shows, 50% off most programsAt the Folger box office only

Folger Theatre

Group 10 or moreSpecial pricing(202) 544-7077
Ford’s Theatre34 and under for specific performances$15Click

Ford's Theatre

Group 20 or more10-15% offClick
Forum Theatre29 and under$15Click

Forum Theatre

Senior$20Click

Forum Theatre

Group$20Click
Imagination StageGroup, 10 or morespecial pricingClick
Kennedy CenterGroup, 20 or morespecial pricingClick
Longacre LeaSenior$12 - $15Click

Longacre Lea

Student with I.D.$12 - $15Click
MetroStageGroup 10 or moreSave $5 - $8Click

MetroStage

Student 25 and under$25Click
Olney Theatre CenterStudent with I.D.Save $5, except Saturday;
$10 student rush tickets, day of performance
Click

Olney Theatre Center

Senior 65 and overSave $5, except Saturday nights and Sunday matineesClick

Olney Theatre Center

Group 15 and overSpecial pricing301.924.4485 x121
Quotidian Theatre CompanyStudentSave $5 Click

Quotidian Theatre

SeniorSave $5Click
Rep StageStudent with I.D.$12Click

Rep Stage

Group, 6 or moreSpecial pricingClick
Round House TheatreEveryone$10 to one Tuesday performance per production, selected seatingCall 240.644.1100

Round House Theatre

30 and under with I.D.$10 - $15 Click

Round House Theatre

Senior 65 and older$40, center section Click

Round House Theatre

Group, 10 or moreSpecial pricingCall 240.644.1099, ext. 1062
Scena TheatreStudent$16Click

Scena Theatre

Non-profit employee$20Click
Shakespeare Theatre35 and under$15Click

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Senior 60 and over20% - 50% offClick

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Military20% off except Friday and Saturday nightsClick

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Everyone$20 seats - Harman Hall, and specially priced "C" and "D" seats, Harman and Lansburgh limited availabilityCall 202.547.1122, option 1,
Signature TheatreEveryone$30 rush tickets. Available 1 hour before performance at the box office onlyClick
Spooky Action TheaterStudentspecial pricingCall 202-248-0301

Spooky Action Theatre

Seniorspecial pricingCall 202-248-0301
Studio TheatreEveryone$30 rush tickets, 30 minutes before the showat the box office

Studio Theatre

Student with I.D.$5 off
Rush: day of show online or by phone: $19
Rush: day of show at box office $15
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Studio Theatre

Senior, 62 and overSave $5 Click

Studio Theatre

MilitarySave $5Click

Studio Theatre

Group of 10 or morespecial pricingCall 202.232.7267
Synetic Theater24 and younger50% offClick

Synetic Theater

SeniorSave $5Click

Synetic Theater

MilitarySave $5Click

Synetic Theater

Group 10 or morespecial pricingClick
Teatro de la LunaStudentSave $5Click

Teatro de la Luna

SeniorSave $5Click
Theater JGroup 10 or morespecial pricingClick

Toby's Dinner Theatre

11 and underspecial pricingClick
Toby's Dinner Theatre of ColumbiaGroupspecial pricingClick
Washington Stage GuildStudent50% offClick

Washington Stage Guild

Senior over 65$10 offClick
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company30 and under with I.D., limit 4 per order$20Call 202-393-3939

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Everyone$15Stampede tickets, 2 hours before the show, very limitedClick

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Group, 10 or morespecial pricingClick

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