Citizens for Shakespeare

The 2018 Free For All will feature Alan Paul’s thrilling production of Romeo & Juliet. Click here for more information on the Free For All.

Citizens for Shakespeare seeks to create barrier-free theatre at the Free For All by providing priority tickets for those whose access or exposure to theatre may be limited.

Participating group benefits include reserved tickets to Free For All, Play Guides and a pre-performance workshop free of charge and before they become available to the public. At Sidney Harman Hall, Citizens for Shakespeare groups will receive advanced seating and will be announced as special guests of the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Who qualifies for Citizens for Shakespeare?
  • Community and social service organizations such as: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Community Family Life Services, N Street Village
  • Student groups for grades 12 and under, such as: homeschools, debate or theatre clubs, after-school programs
  • This program is not meant for: general group reservations, staff of non-profits, clubs for adults

If you are a teacher or school group looking for free or discounted tickets to our shows, click here to learn about our SHAKESPEARIENCE Student Matinees of Romeo & Juliet on September 4, 5 & 6, 2018.

Important Notes for Citizens for Shakespeare:
  • To qualify for Citizens for Shakespeare, your group must consist of students in grades 12 and under, or be organized by a community or social service organization. Each group must have at least 10 attendees. STC Education reserves the right to determine whether your organization qualifies.
  • Each group must have at least 10 attendees, and may reserve no more than 30 tickets.
  • For student groups, there must be at least 1 chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Group reservations are not guaranteed until you receive written confirmation from STC Education via email.
  • Group Leaders will be notified on August 1 with the numbers of tickets their group has been allotted.
  • Only select dates are available for Citizens for Shakespeare reservations.
  • By requesting tickets for your group, you agree to serve as the group leader. All correspondence and/or communication must come directly from you. It is your responsibility to pick up and distribute all of your group’s tickets on the day of your performance.
  • Tickets will not be mailed. Your tickets will be available for pickup at Sidney Harman Hall two (2) hours prior to the performance start time.  Tickets will be held by the Education staff in the Citizens for Shakespeare designated area inside the lobby of Sidney Harman Hall. Because of the large numbers of attendees, the box office cannot hold portions of your group’s tickets for latecomers. All tickets returned to the box office are redistributed to the public.
  • If Citizens for Shakespeare tickets are not picked up 15 minutes before the performance start time, they will be released and distributed to the public. The great demand for tickets for these performances means that this deadline will be strictly enforced.

If you or any member of your group needs special accommodations or assistance, please inform us when you send in your reservation.

Citizens for Shakespeare tickets are available for the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 25, 2 p.m. performance
  • Sunday, August 26, 7 p.m. performance
  • Friday, August 31, 8 p.m. performance
  • Saturday, September 1, 2 p.m. performance
  • Sunday, September 2, 2 p.m. performance

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