Ticket Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11AM – 5PM
2 hours prior to any public performances

Contact the Ticket Office:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 612.874.0400
* Ticket transactions and exchanges cannot be handled via email, please phone the ticket office for assistance.

Important Information about Public Tickets:
Lap Passes may be purchased at the Ticket Office on the day of your performance.
UnitedHealth Group Stage Lap Passes:
Children ages 3 and under ($5 each)

CLICK HERE to Purchase Single Tickets

  • Ways to Save
  • Ticket Exchanges
  • Rush Seating
  • Missed Performances
  • Subscription Policies
  • Lap Seat Policy
  • School Groups

There are a variety of options to save on tickets at Children’s Theatre Company!

Everyday discounts: Children (to age 17), students (full-time college students), and seniors (age 62+) save on tickets every day.

Military ID discount: Adults with a valid military ID save every day - just choose the Military Adult pricetype when buying tickets. This discount may also be used by partners of military personnel, in cases of deployment, and by veterans. 

All shows start at $15: There are multiple price levels available in both the UnitedHealth Group Stage and Cargill Stage, and tickets always start at $15. These tickets are found in Price Level C, located in the 2nd Balcony in the UnitedHealth Group Stage and in the last row of the Cargill Stage. This price level will sell out on popular shows so we recommend purchasing tickets early to ensure you get your choice of dates.

Preview performances: Be among the first to see the newest show at CTC! The first Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday performances of each show in our regular theatre season are Preview Performances. Preview tickets can be purchased in advance and are sold at a substantially discounted rate.

Rush Tickets: Starting 2 hours prior to each public performance, any unsold seats will go on sale to the general public for $15 each at the CTC Ticket Office. This offer is available in person only.

ACT Pass Program: This program allows patrons with financial barriers to purchase tickets to select performances at a greatly subsidized rate in addition to receiving scholarships to Theatre Arts Training Camps and Classes.  To apply for the ACT Pass program please click here.

Single tickets may be exchanged for another public performance of the same title up to 24 hours prior to the performance you are scheduled to attend, while subscription tickets may be exchanged up to 2 hours prior. Complimentary and group tickets are not exchangeable. All exchanges are subject to availability and exchange fees. Any amount left over as a result of an exchange is not refundable, and any amount owed as a result of an exchange is due at the time the exchange is made. There are no refunds. 

Exchanges can be made in person, over the phone at 612.874.0400, or through our online ticket exchange form (exchanges cannot be handled via email).

Two hours prior to public performance, any remaining seats are sold to the general public at a substantial discount on a first-come, first-served basis. Rush tickets are only sold in person at our ticket window.

CTC does not offer compensation for missed performances or refunds on ticket purchases. CTC rarely cancels performances due to inclement weather. If you are concerned or unsure about traveling in inclement weather, we recommend you prioritize safety, and exchange your tickets as early as possible. 


  • Subscribers can exchange tickets up to 2 hours prior to their scheduled performance.
  • Full Season and 3 Play subscribers have unlimited no-fee exchanges.
  • Opening Weekend, Preview and Create-Your-Own subscribers have one no-fee exchange per title.
  • Opening Weekend subscribers can exchange to any Saturday or Sunday performance in the first weekend without occurring additional ticket costs. If exchanging to another performance that is not labeled a Opening Weekend Performance, subscribers will be responsible for the difference in ticket price
  • Preview Subscribers can exchange to either Preview Tuesday, Preview Wednesday, or Preview Thursday without occurring additional ticket costs. If exchanging to another performance that is not labeled a Preview Performance, subscribers will be responsible for the difference in ticket price.
  • Any subscription add-on tickets are subject to regular subscriber exchange policies.

Missed Show Benefit

Missed your show? Just bring your unused tickets to the rush line of any other public performance of the same title and we'll exchange them for our best available tickets!  The rush line starts 2 hours prior to the performance and tickets are subject to availability.

Additional Savings

  • The following subscriber discounts apply to all add-on tickets:
    • Full Season Subscribers save 35% on any additional add-ons year round.
    • 3 Play and Create-Your-Own Subscribers save 25% on any additional add-ons year round.
    • Opening Weekend and Preview Subscribers do not receive any additional discounts.
  • Full Season Play and 3 Play Subscribers receive 15% off Theatre Arts Training classes.


  • Lap passes cannot be purchased as part of a subscription. Lap passes may only be purchased in person on the date of your scheduled performance.  
  • All add-on tickets are subject to dynamic pricing. 


Lap Seat Policy

At Children’s Theatre Company all patrons, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket.

Lap Passes are available for all shows that take place in the UnitedHealth Group Stage for children birth to 3 years old. Lap passes are $5 and can be only be purchased in person at the Ticket Office on the day of the show. Lap passes are a final sale.

For productions taking place in our Cargill Theatre, productions recommended for all ages will have a Lap Pass age of 18 months and under; productions recommended for children ages 8+ will not have lap passes available. 

We also feature Theatre Arts Training classes for children as young as two years old. Check them out here!

Welcome, School Groups!

Children’s Theatre Company offers Weekday Student Matinee performances for your classroom, homeschool, or community educational group. Attending a CTC performance ignites students’ creativity, while supporting your curriculum and learning goals. Thanks to grants and our generous donors, student matinee tickets are available at a significantly lower price than our public performances and are further discounted for schools with a free and reduced lunch rate of 30% or higher. Information about themes, length, curriculum connections and state standards along with a full synopsis for each show is available on our student matinee webpage.

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Privacy Policy

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Children’s Theatre Company (“CTC”) is committed to providing a safe online experience. We collect no personally identifying information, unless you choose to provide us with that information. This statement of Privacy applies to the CTC website and governs data collection and usage. By using the CTC website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

If you visit our site to browse, read, watch videos or download, we automatically collect and store only the following information about you:
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This information is used to improve the functionality of the website—to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits. We may compile and report aggregate statistics about our users — numbers, traffic patterns, and related site information — but these statistics will include no personally identifying information. CTC is not responsible for privacy statements or other content on websites outside of CTC, including those linked from CTC’s website.


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