• By phone with credit card or Season Pass at 919.682.3343.)
• At the door on the night of a show by cash or credit card
Ticket Info & Policies
Our standard ticket prices are $20 on weekends, and $12 on weeknights. Seniors (62+) and active duty/reserve military are eligible for a $2 discount. Student tickets are $10 weekends and $5 weeknights; 18 and older MUST show a current (dated) student i.d. Tickets usually go on sale about 4 weeks before a production opens. Check our Current Season page for show on-sale dates.
There are NO added or hidden fees for ticket purchases. The listed ticket price is what you pay, online or at the door. Isn’t that refreshing?
Tickets purchased in advance can be picked up at the theater on the night of the performance only, starting about one hour before showtime. Seating is general admission; we recommend picking up your tickets about 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets not picked up by 15 minutes prior to showtime may be released to the waiting list. Shows, unless otherwise noted*, begin at 8:15, or 2:00 for Sunday matinees. WE CANNOT GUARANTEE LATE SEATING.
* NOTE: Mr. Burns has a special evening start time of 7:30 (not 8:15).
You can purchase advance tickets online at our secure sales page up until 5:00 the night of the show (or noon for matinees). There are no added fees for online purchase. Advance sales are generally final unless you contact us IN ADVANCE to reschedule or cancel. If a performance is cancelled, all tickets are refunded in full.
Purchasing online is easier and faster, however if you have difficulty, you can contact us at our voice mail number: 919.682.3343. Leave a message with your name and number and the best time to reach you in person, and we will call you back as soon as we can to assist you. Please do not leave credit card numbers in your message. There are no added fees for phone purchase.
At the Door
Tickets can be purchased subject to availability at the box office the night of a show starting about 75 minutes before curtain. Door purchases are by cash, check, credit card. If you have a Season Pass, you can use it to purchase your tickets at the door, but we recommend reserving in advance to save you time. (Note that Season Passes do NOT guarantee ticket availability at the door if a show is sold out and you haven’t reserved.) There are no added fees for door sales.
Most sold-out shows will have some tickets available the night of the show. Sign-up for the waiting list starts when box office opens, usually around 7:00 (6:30 for Mr. Burns) or around 1:00 for matinees. You have to be at the theater in person to get on the list for that night’s show, and can sign up for a maximum of 2 tickets per person in line. To avoid delaying the start of the show, wait list purchases are CASH ONLY. Please click on the “Waiting List” tab above if you have questions or need more information.
Note: Season Passes are now sold out.
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If you purchased a 2015-16 Season Pass – good for eight admissions – you can buy tickets with it online, by phone, or at our box office when you attend. To purchase online with a season pass, go to our ticket sales page, select the show you want, and use the “Submit Passcode” field on the upper right to enter your code. (Contact us if you’ve forgotten your code.) To purchase with a season pass by phone just call our Box Office at 919.682.3343 at any time, and leave a message telling us your name, the day and date you want to attend, and the number of tickets you are purchasing with your Season Pass. We will email or call you back to confirm, and debit your Season Pass account for the number of admissions you are using. There is no added fee when using a Season Pass to purchase tickets. Tickets for shows go on sale about a month before they open.
For sold out shows, we usually have some tickets available at the door the night of the show. We will start a waiting list at the theater when we open the box office about 7:00 p.m. (about 6:30 for Mr. Burns) or about 1:00 for matinees. You have to be here in person to get on the waiting list and can sign up for a maximum of two tickets. We do not know in advance how many tickets will be available, what your chances are, or what time to arrive to be first in line. Cast and crew cannot put you on the waiting list. To avoid delaying the start of the show, wait list tickets are CASH ONLY. Frequently asked wait list questions.
Student/youth tickets are $10 on weekends, $5 weeknights, either in advance or at the door. College or grad students (18 or older) will need to show a current student i.d. (one i.d. per student ticket) at the box office. If a show is sold out, and there is a waiting list, students on the waiting list can pay the student rate if they get in.
Seniors and Military
Seniors (62+) and active duty/reserve military are eligible for a $2 ticket discount. Just select the Senior/Military rate when purchasing online or by phone. Military may need to show an active duty/reserve i.d. at the box office. You can also request the Senior/Military rate when purchasing at the box office.
Comps and reviewer tickets can be reserved by phone at our voice mail number, 919.682.3343.
Beer, wine, coffee, sodas, bottled water are for sale in the lobby prior to the performance and during intermission (if there is one). We accept cash or credit cards (minimum $2) for concession purchases (no checks). Complimentary snacks (cookies, pretzels, etc.) are also available. We DO allow drinks in the performance space.
If you’d like to see a show for free AND help Manbites Dog, consider volunteering to help with front of house duties. We generally use two volunteers at each performance. To sign up, call our Voice Mail number, 919.682.3343, and tell us the specific performance you’d like to volunteer for. We’ll call you back to confirm. Volunteers need to arrive no later than 6:45 p.m. (6:15 for Mr. Burns) or at 12:30 p.m. for matinees) for setup, and will assist before the show, at intermission(s), and briefly after the show. Tasks include concession sales, box office assistance, ushering, and a quick post-show cleanup.
Previews and Bargain-Price Shows
For pay-what-you-can ($5 minimum) previews and similar bargain price shows, ticket sales are at the door only, with cash, check, or credit card – no advance sales.