Some of us aren’t able to use the wonderful TeenTix anymore, and it can be a hard thing to realize you’re expected to pay much more per ticket whenever you want to see a show around town. Luckily, there are many theaters that still offer student discount prices. There are also a few resources to look into for some cheaper tickets for the shows you want to see!
To make theater more accessible, some theaters offer student rush tickets 30-45 minutes before each performance. These tickets can only be purchased in person at the box office and you must have proof of enrollment to obtain the discount. Local theaters that are offering this discount include Paramount, 5th Avenue Theater, The Moore, Neptune
Seattle Repertory Theater offers a student discount for $18 tickets for all shows, a 50% military discount for those in active duty, veterans and other immediate families, and discounts for those 65 years and older.
Seattle Repertory Theater also offers 1/2 price rush tickets 30 minutes before each performance, these aren’t just for students, they’re for anybody. They also offer “Pay What You Can” tickets sold day-of-show only, based on availability.
5th Avenue Theater also offers $20 Day-of-Show tickets for students and patrons under 25 years old, as well as for theater arts industry employees.
Seattle Arts Crush – presented by Theatre Puget Sound – features free and discount theater tickets during October. Check out Artscrush.org to find free or reduced tickets.
If you’re a AAA Member, check out this list of places you can get discounts in Seattle!
At ArtsWest, student tickets are always $17 – discounted from the regular $37.50
Paramount Theater offers free tours on the first Saturday of every month.
Moore Theatre offers free tours on the on the second Saturday of every month.
Neptune Theatre offers free tours on the third Saturday of every month.
Other resources for discounted tickets:
Many other theaters such as the ones at UW, ACT, Theater Puget Sound, and many more offer student/senior/military/under 25/etc. discounts to make seeing theater as accessible as possible. Always do some research and check out the theater’s website to see what discounts you might be eligible for.
Go see some theater! Good luck!