Pricing & Special Offers
All Writers Theatre ticket prices are based on demand. Tickets start at $35, but as dates get closer and seats become more scarce, prices may increase. For the best possible prices, we suggest purchasing as far in advance as convenient. For up-to-the-minute pricing, contact the Box Office or explore your potential dates with our show calendar.
Save up to 50% on tickets when you purchase 10 or more. Details >
To qualify for our student offers, you must be a full-time student at an accredited high school, college or university and able to present a valid student I.D. upon request.
Use the code STUDENT online or mention your student status when making a reservation on the phone. Present a valid student ID at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per valid student ID.
Free Student Rush
To receive a free student rush ticket:
- Check in at the Box Office 30 minutes before the start of your chosen performance.
- Fill out a Student Rush form, present your student I.D. and receive a Student Rush sticker.
- At curtain, you will be seated in the order in which you arrived.
[Note: Standby patrons will be seated before free student rush students.]
- If you don't get seated, you may stop by the Box Office on your way out to purchase a discounted $15 student ticket (a $5 discount) for any performance of your choosing.
Educators can obtain a $30 ticket to any performance! Use the code EDUCATOR online or mention your educator status when making a reservation on the phone. Present a valid educator ID at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per valid educator ID.
If you take Metra to attend Writers, your fare is on us! Post a picture of your party on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag Writers Theatre to let us know you’re on the way and when you arrive, the box office will reimburse you $5 cash for your trip! Details >
Active military personnel, veterans, police officers, firefighters, and their immediate families may obtain $35 tickets at any time. Use code BLUE STAR online or mention your Blue Star status when reserving tickets by phone. Details >
For spontaneous theatregoers, we recommend joining our free 48-Hour Club email list. You will receive occasional emails with steeply discounted tickets for performances coming up in the next 48 hours. If you make your theatre plans at the last minute, this is the best way to hear about our most-discounted tickets. Join the 48-Hour Club >>
Artists and administrators from the theatre industry, can obtain $20 tickets when purchasing for a performance 7 or fewer days away. Use the code INDUSTRY online or mention your industry status when making a reservation on the phone. Present your proof of involvement in the industry (i.e. a headshot, resume, business card, etc.) at will call to pick up your ticket. One discounted ticket per industry proof.
For our day-of standby ticket option,* call the box office the day of the performance you wish to attend and provide your name, billing address, and credit card information. Check in with the box office in-person 15 minutes before the performance you wish to attend.** Remain in the lobby and at curtain time you’ll be notified if seats are available. Standby seats are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, with priority given to subscribers. Standby tickets are $60 for plays, and $65 for musicals, with no associated ticketing fees.***
*Standby tickets are only available for day-of performances. You will not be placed on the standby list for future performances.
**If you do not check in with the box office 15 minutes before the performance, your standby request will be nullified.
***Your credit card will only be charged if you are seated for the performance.