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Pay What You Choose

We offer multiple Pay What You Choose performances during each Mainstage production. Tickets go on sale when the State Theater opens, 2 hours before showtime on the day of the performance. Pay What You Choose tickets must be purchased in person at the State Theater. Limit four tickets per person please.


Tickets for whatever price you choose to pay.  ($1 minimum for cash purchases, $5 minimum for credit card purchases).


Multiple Pay What You Choose nights will be announced by Wednesday before Opening Night of every Mainstage production. The Harlequin Box Office opens 2 hours before showtime. PWYC tickets may be purchased in person at the State Theater when it opens.

PWYC Nights for Sovereignty have been announced! They are:

Sovereignty: Thursday May 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sovereignty: Friday May 20, 2022 at 7:30pm
Sovereignty: Saturday May 28, 2022 at 2:00pm

Past PWYC nights in the 2021 – 2022 season:

Murder for Two: Saturday March 19, 2022 at 2:00pm
Murder for Two: Friday March 25, 2022 at 7:30pm
Murder for Two: Thursday March 31, 2022 at 7:30pm
A Christmas Carol: Thursday December 23, 2021 at 7:30pm
A Christmas Carol: Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 7:30pm
A Christmas Carol: Saturday December 11, 2021 at 2:00pm
Until the Flood: Sunday November 28, 2021 at 7:30pm
Tenderly: Thursday November 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
Until the Flood: Wednesday November 17, 2021 at 7:30pm
Lady Day:
Tuesday November 16, 2021 at 7:30pm
Wednesday November 10, 2021 at 7:30pm

Helpful Hints

  • Latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion.
  • The intent of extending PYWC is to increase access to our patrons. These will be regularly scheduled performances with undersold houses.
  • PWYC tickets will be available for whatever seats remain, but there will always be a substantial number of seats available.

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