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Ticketed Events

How to buy tickets:


Tickets and events will be available to Members beginning April 3, and to the General Public beginning April 15. Explore the Festival and click "Find Tickets" on each event page. Or, if you already know exactly what you'd like to purchase, go directly to Ticketmaster to purchase. Nominal service fees apply.

If you'd like to purchase multiple events online at the same time, please click here for a special site that makes this process easier.


Call (203) 562-5666. Phone sales are handled by the Shubert Theater box office. Nominal service fees apply.


Before May 1: Shubert Theater Box Office, 247 College St

After May 1: Info New Haven Visitors Center, 1000 Chapel St (box office operated by the Shubert Theater)

Walk-up hours are Mon to Fri 10am–5:30pm, Sat 10am–3pm

If available, tickets may also be available at the door for the event: venue box office opens one hour before the event's published start time.

Free Events

No tickets required for most free events. Just show up!

Some free events require reservations

Check the event page to confirm whether or not a reservation is required (mostly for tours and certain master classes).

Events may reach capacity

Arrive early to secure a space! Popular events reach maximum capacity well in advance of the published start time. Once the venue reaches capacity, we cannot admit additional guests. We strongly advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Ideas Events

Ideas events are free for everyone, but like many of our popular free events, they often reach capacity. To guarantee your seat, and to support the Ideas Program, you may purchase an Ideas Fast Pass. Fast Pass holders are allowed into Ideas events to grab a seat before doors open to the general public. More information about the Ideas Fast Pass

Ticket Discounts

The Festival prides itself on providing low ticket prices to many events. 80% of events are FREE! For ticketed events, the following discounts are available:


Save up to 15% on each ticket (up to 30% if ordering during the presale April 3-15!) and support the Festival at the same time. Click here to join now!


Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount per ticket, plus one free ticket per 10 tickets purchased. Click here for group ticket information.


Purchase 3 or more tickets and save 10%! Either choose any combination of shows, or stay for the day. Click here for more information about packages


$20 tickets in advance for youth age 3-17, subject to availability for certain events and sections only. All youth must have a ticket. Discount not available on premium price tickets. Youth under age 3 are not admitted to ticketed events. At the venue door, youth tickets are $25.


$20 tickets in advance for full-time students with valid identification, subject to availability, for certain events and sections only. Discount not available on premium price tickets. At the venue door, student tickets are $25.


10% discount in advance only for seniors age 60 and above, subject to availability and for certain sections only. Discount not available on premium price tickets. At the venue door, senior discount is 5%.

Ticket Policies

All ticket purchases are final, no refunds or exchanges. Dates, times, and venues are subject to change. Check for the latest information about all events, including weather delays and cancellations.

Popular events may sell out!

We recommend that you purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Late Seating

Late seating is at the sole discretion of management, and is prohibited entirely at many performances; refunds will not be given for late arrivals.


Children under the age of 3 are not permitted at many ticketed events. All children must have a ticket. Not all events are suitable for children. Please inquire when purchasing.


All Festival venues and most tour locations are wheelchair accessible. Please notify the box office when purchasing tickets so that we can reserve an accessible seat location for you.

Seating Charts

Seating charts are available for some ticketed venues: