TicketsPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/theatre/season/tickets/
Open 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 hour before curtain on show dates.
The Box Office is located at the front of the Ted Paul Theatre in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center. When entering from the parking lot on Birchwood Street (free parking during performances), go up the stairs and veer to the left into the lobby. See directions link below.
Discounted tickets must be purchased through the box office.
• All evening performances—including Highland Summer Theatre shows—begin at 7:30 p.m. Theatre & Dance matinee performances are at 2 p.m.
• DIRECTIONS and PARKING: If you are unfamiliar with the Minnesota State Mankato campus, please use Google directions to get you right to the parking lot. Although a permit lot, patrons may park in Lot 16 during performances without getting ticketed. If you do get ticketed during a regularly scheduled performance, please let us know at 507-389-2118 or e-mail us.
• If you have questions about a ticket order you have made, you may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be answered DURING box office hours.
Season Subscriptions and Friends of the Theatre
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance has two season subscriptions available each year:
The Mainstage season is six productions presented during the academic school year (late September-April) and includes a big musical as the opening and closing shows, and four plays. Two of these plays are presented in the proscenium-style Ted Paul Theatre and two are presented in the flexible-seating Andreas Theatre. Season subscriptions are currently $85 (2010), with brochures mailed in mid-August and priority given to Friends of the Theatre—those who donate $100 or more to the department in a given year. A maximum of 4 subscriptions may be purchased using any Friends' priority status. Additional tickets for individual shows may be purchased with a season subscription. Individual ticket sales for ALL shows go on sale shortly after this priority period.
Our professional summer stock season, Highland Summer Theatre, has four productions between late May and late July. Again, we have two musicals staged in the Ted Paul Theatre and two plays staged in the Andreas Theatre. Season subscriptions are $60 (2011), with brochures mailed in mid-April and priority given to Friends of the Theatre—those who donate $100 or more to the department in a given year. A maximum of 4 subscriptions may be purchased using any Friends' priority status. Additional tickets for individual shows may be purchased with a season subscription. Individual tickets for ALL shows go on sale shortly after this priority period.
Arriving early helps us and you!
Please, plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early if you have your tickets, or at least 15 minutes early if you need to pick them up, so you can be seated before the play begins. MSU Theatre & Dance reserves the right to not seat people after the show has begun as a courtesy to our other patrons. Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre & Dance events are NOT RECOMMENDED for children under 5 years of age, especially infants.
Please, turn off all cell phones and pagers, silence watch chimes and refrain from text messaging.
Wheelchair and other accommodations
The Ted Paul Theatre has wheelchair accessible seating both at Row C (the level of the lower Performing Arts Center hallway) and at the last row of the seating (at either end of the aisle, accessible from the lobby). The location of wheelchair seating in the Andreas Theatre changes by configuration but always is in the first row of seating on the floor. Please note the need for wheelchair seating when purchasing your tickets.
Enhanced listening devices are available at the Box Office for use in either theatre. Please be aware, however, that these devices work best when the actors have microphones and the sound is amplified. That is not usually the case for any show in the Andreas Theatre and most non-musicals in the Ted Paul Theatre, so there will be less enhancement for these shows.
Help us by recycling programs
For each of its many performances, the MSU Department of Theatre & Dance is able to reduce costs through the generous recycling of playbills by our patrons. The small gesture of giving your "gently used" playbill back to an usher on your way out of the theatre allows us to order fewer and put the saved money back into the productions and scholarships. For that we thank you!
Can't use your tickets?
We've got an even greater chance for you to help us by recycling. If you are a season ticket holder who is unable to use your ticket for a performance–or maybe you're lucky enough to be able to winter in a warmer climate–you can return your tickets to the Box Office, and we will make sure they are put to good use.
As always, you are welcome to exchange tickets for a performance as long as you do so at least 24 hours in advance and there are tickets available for the new performance.