Free Night of Theater

by Katy on September 28, 2009 · 5 comments

Free Night of Theater

Like theater? Like freebies? Well then, you’re in luck!

Because Free Night of Theater is back!

This nationwide program is described as:

650 theatre companies, in 120 cities from coast to coast, opened their doors to over 65,000 new theatergoers. This year, our participating theatre companies will offer even more tickets for free. Join thousands of audience members – from Portland to Charleston, and from Houston to Minneapolis – and explore all the wonderful entertainment your local theatre community has to offer!

Last year, I was able to get two theater tickets and took my mother out for a lovely birthday evening on the town. I wasn’t exactly johnny-on-the-spot about getting looking for tickets when they were first available, and we ended up seeing a rather ahem . . . avant-garde production, which was still fun.

This year I have it marked on my calendar to go on the Free Night of Theater site on October 1st at 11:00 A.M. to get first choice of the available tickets. (My goal is to see Portland Center Stage’s production of Ragtime.) And yes, I will take my mother out for another swinging night on the town.

This annual program is an awesome opportunity for people who would not normally see plays to discover the excitement of a live performance.

Good luck, have fun, break a leg!

Make sure to put in the comments section if you score some good tickets!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Angela September 28, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Thanks for the fantastic tip! We LOVE theater- just saw “The Miser” last night at our favorite outdoor theater- full of belly laughs. It was great fun. I can’t wait to see what will be included for free in our area.


Karen September 29, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Really glad you reminded me of this! I’m going to go online tomorrow at 6 and get 2 tix to The Pillowman, which I’ve been dying to see. We too love live theatre but sadly it is often too expensive for our budget. Fingers crossed…

And Angela, the Miser is such a funny play. I also love Moliere’s other plays, especially Tartuffe. It’s amazing how plays written 250+ years ago are still so spot on!


Karen September 30, 2009 at 11:39 am

Thanks so much for posting this. I was delighted when you posted the free day at a museum and we went to the Denver Art Museum. Sadly the depressing contemporary art they were showcasing was not to our taste. But the outing was fun anyway and saved us $20 admission fees.

We’ll see if we can do the theatre one too. You are a gem to find these things and pass them on.

Karen in Denver


Angela October 1, 2009 at 12:27 am

Karen- Yes, “The Miser” was so contemporary! We couldn’t believe it. SO funny!


Beth October 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the tip! My husband and I had a frugal date last night thanks to free tickets to “The Chosen.” Good book, good play.


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