By Liz Armstrong
With the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s sixtieth anniversary season right around the corner, it’s time to purchase tickets for your next visit to the Festival. But before making that purchase, you may want to check out some discounts the Festival offers. You’ll enjoy the same brilliant plays with extra savings.
All discounts are based on availability and cannot be combined with other discounts. Other exclusions may apply.
To purchase tickets and take advantage of these discounts or for more information, call the Festival Ticket Office at 800-PLAYTIX (800-752-9849) or visit bard.org/tickets (some discounts are not available online).
Discounts for Students
The Student Access Pass is available for students of any age, including those who are homeschooled, for only $40. Students can redeem their pass for a single ticket per performance on the day of the show, with unlimited use throughout the season. Tickets are subject to availability and exclude premier seating. Only one pass per student is allowed, with no refunds or exchanges. The pass expires October 9, 2021. Students must provide valid proof of student status to purchase.
Half-Price Student Rush Tickets are available starting one hour before each performance with a valid student ID.
For tickets purchased in advance, the Festival offers a $10 discount for children under eighteen and students of any age.
Discounts for Local Residents
Residents of Iron, Beaver, Washington, Kane, Garfield, Piute and Lincoln (Nevada) counties can purchase half-price tickets for Monday-Thursday performances. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the show.
Iron County residents may also purchase the Iron County Pass for $200, which can be redeemed for eight admissions throughout the season. The pass can be purchased any time, and tickets can be reserved in advance, excluding premier and center orchestra seating. Proof of residency is required to purchase, and the pass has a limit of two passes per resident. There are no refunds or upgrades, ticket purchases are subject to availability, and the pass expires October 9, 2021.
Discounts for Groups
For groups of twelve of more, discounts starting at $4 per ticket are available.
School groups and students are eligible for the Festival’s Back-to-School discount. Half-price tickets can be purchased for Monday-Thursday evening performances from August 1 to October 9.
Schools and education groups are also eligible for $12 tickets on qualifying Shakespearience performances, good for Monday-Thursday matinees from August 1 to October 9. Shakespearience tickets exclude premier seating. Call 435-865-8333 or email email@example.com to ask about Shakespearience add-on events.
Other Discounts and Offers
Discounts for seniors (aged sixty-two and over), AAA members, and past or present members of the military are eligible to receive a $2 discount per ticket to all performances. Tickets in premier seating are excluded.
For those with sensory needs, Sensory-Friendly performances are offered for The Comedy of Errors on September 8 at 8 p.m. and The Pirates of Penzance on September 18 at 2 p.m. These performances are offered at a reduced ticket price and are only available by calling the ticket office. Modifications include increased lighting in the seating area, lower sound levels, and a more relaxed audience atmosphere.
Discounts are available for guests purchasing tickets to five or more titles. Ask about our Play More Discount when placing your order ($4 off all tickets on orders containing five or six titles and $5 off all tickets on orders containing seven or more titles).
The Festival’s 2021 season is June 21 to October 9. Plays will be Pericles, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, The Pirates of Penzance, Ragtime, Cymbeline, Intimate Apparel, and The Comedy of Terrors. Tickets are available by calling 800-PLAYTIX or visiting www.bard.org.