The Ultimate Guide to Discount Baltimore Theatre Tickets

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I believe in wholly supporting the arts—they’ve be too instrumental in my life for me to do anything but. However, as a full-time student, my wallet doesn’t always agree. And maybe yours doesn’t either. But lucky for us, theatre companies are generous and understanding, offering some pretty sweet ticketing discounts to students, young adults, and anyone willing to wait until the last minute to score seats. Through these opportunities, I’ve landed tickets to world premiere productions, cutting-edge takes on the Bard’s plays, and breathtaking musicals. Since I’ve had such unforgettable experiences, I thought I’d put these offers all in one place and pass ‘em along to you! Here’s my definitive guide to the best discount ticket policies at some of my favorite theaters in Baltimore.

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Note: All seats and offers are subject to availability, natch

Pro Tip: To access a theatre’s discount ticket page, click on its name!


Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

3900 Roland Ave.

Who it’s for: Students, teachers, artists, and seniors

The policy: Tickets for any performance can be purchased online

The price: $15

The seats: Any available


Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

7 S Calvert St.

Who it’s for: College students

The policy: Purchase a student subscription

The price: $16-22 per show ($76-120 total)

The seats: Prime or basic seating (The Globe-inspired stage is surrounded by seating on three sides, so prime seating is in the “center” section and basic seating is on the left and right sides) 


Center Stage

700 N Calvert St.

Who it’s for: Anyone 18-34 years old

The policy: Purchase a Go Pass, which reserves you a seat to any four shows of your choice (so if you’re not in love with all of the season options, ya don’t have to see ‘em all)

The price: $20 per ticket ($60 total)

The seats: Any available


Who it’s for: Students

The policy: College students must show valid ID when picking up tickets

The price: 10% off regularly priced tickets

The seats: Any available


Who it’s for: Anyone

The policy: Tickets can be purchased at box office one hour before showtime

The price: 50% off regularly priced tickets

The seats: Any available


Everyman Theatre

315 W Fayette St. 

Who it’s for: Anyone under 40 years old

The policy: Purchase a Snap Pass, which is a full-season subscription complete with incredible benefits (like ticket exchanges, free discussion series, and half off parking, score!)

The price: $18 per show ($108 total)

The seats: Any available


Who it’s for: Full-time students

The policy: Tickets available for every Sunday evening performance. Must show valid student ID at box office

The price: $10

The seats: Found in the B Location (further back and off to the sides, but nothing partial view)


Who it’s for: Anyone

The policy: Tickets available for the final dress rehearsal of each production, sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30pm

The price: Pay-what-you-can (suggested donation is $5)

The seats: General admission


Who it’s for: Anyone

The policy: Tickets available for all performances on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to showtime

The price: 50% off regularly priced tickets

The seats: Found in the B Location (further back and off to the sides, but nothing partial view)


The Hippodrome

12 N Eutaw St.

Who it’s for: Anyone

The policy: Varies for each show, but tickets are usually available at the box office 2 1/2 hours before showtime (but if you’re early, they may open up the tickets for ya)

The price: Varies, but in the past it has been around $25

The seats: Any available


Iron Crow Theatre

45 W Preston St.

Who it’s for: Students

The policy: Tickets for any performance can be purchased online and students must show valid school ID when picking up tickets

The price: $15

The seats: Any available


Single Carrot Theatre

2600 N Howard St. 

Who it’s for: Students

The policy: Show a valid student ID when picking up tickets at the box office

The price: $22

The seats: General Seating


Spotlighters

817 Saint Paul St.

Who it’s for: All students

The policy: Tickets for any performance can be purchased online

The price: $18

The seats: Any available


Vagabond Players

806 S Broadway

Who it’s for: Students, seniors, and military

The policy: Tickets for any performance are available online

The price: $10-17 for plays, $16-22 for musicals

The seats: Any available


Who it’s for: Anyone

The policy: Tickets for certain Thursday performances are available online

The price: $10 for plays, $16 for musicals

The seats: Any available


What are you waiting for? Go book your tickets and get ready for an unforgettable trip to experience Baltimore and its booming theatre scene.

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Disclaimer: I interned at both Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Everyman Theatre

More about Kelly

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m here to give busy college students a guide to navigating the modern theatre world. I’m passionate about spreading my love of theatre, traveling, and trying new things.

One thought on “The Ultimate Guide to Discount Baltimore Theatre Tickets

  1. Rene Carter

    Thank you for sharing this great information! A wonderful source for those on a budget to be able to see great theatre productions!

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