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It all starts with the writer. It is their contribution that excites, inspires, and helps us to experience the world in new ways. And we are all aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists. Playwrights Welcome is a program created to support and inspire these writers, while also encouraging theaters nationwide to do the same.

The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists around the country. Playwrights Welcome offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. These are tickets that would otherwise go unsold; we believe that no theater should give away a ticket that could be sold.

Developed for the Dramatists Guild of America members, Playwrights Welcome is a free national ticketing initiative created and administered by Samuel French (A Concord Theatricals Company), along with Dramatists Play ServiceDramatic PublishingMusic Theatre InternationalPlayscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

This program was created from a desire to support the artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension, the vibrancy of the American theatre.

Any tickets that would otherwise go unsold are eligible. If you’re interested in seeing a show at one of the theatres, simply show up at their box office before curtain and ask if they have any Playwrights Welcome tickets available. If they do, you will need to present your Dramatists Guild membership card, as well as your ID.

 

RULES

Check if your local theater offers Playwrights Welcome.  New theaters are being added on a regular basis, so be sure to check back every so often.

Call the box office to confirm their Playwrights Welcome policies. Every box office works differently, and some theaters may have specific reservation processes
for Playwrights Welcome tickets. Call ahead to confirm these ticketing policies.

Pick up your tickets. If Playwrights Welcome tickets are available, you will need to present your Dramatists Guild membership card, as well as your id when you arrive at the theater. Then, enjoy! If you do not have your member card, request a Member Verification letter here.

Promote Playwrights Welcome in your community. Spread the word about Playwrights Welcome to your fellow playwrights and local theaters. Your
Dramatists Guild representatives are also great resources.

HOW TO JOIN

If your theatre is interested in becoming a part of Playwrights Welcome, please visit the Concord Theatricals website to learn more.

 

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ALABAMA

 

ALASKA

 

ARIZONA

 

ARKANSAS

 

CALIFORNIA

 

COLORADO

 

CONNECTICUT

 

D.C.

  • Ford's Theatre

    Please contact the box office at (888) 616-0270

    For more information.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company

    Offers only apply to STC main season productions. All offers are subject to availability and may be rescinded at any time. Not valid for Opening Nights or 10 a.m. matinees. Discounts cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets or be combined with other discounts. Some seating restrictions and performance date limitations may apply. Please call our Box Office with any questions or concerns.

    For more information.

  • Spooky Action Theatre

    We offer day-of tickets to Dramatist Guild members at the box office beginning one hour prior to curtain.

    For more information.

  • The Welders

    Visit the theatre on the day of your performance and present you Dramatists Guild card. If there are availabilities we will provide a ticket.

    For more information.

 

Delaware

 

FLORIDA

 

GEORGIA

  • Alliance Theatre (Atlanta)

    The Alliance Theatre and the Guild’s Atlanta Region are once again joining forces to take part in the Playwrights Welcome program. This wonderful perk provides a comp ticket to Atlanta Region DG members for all 8 (non-holiday) shows in the Alliance’s 2019/2020 season. Interested members must reserve tickets in advance as a “subscription-style” package by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/uQCVRaVwFjN9n2ZD9 (or pasting it into your browser).

    You may choose to attend any or all of the productions but note that there is only one specific date available for each. Be sure to read the instructions on the reservation form before filling it in. The first show date on our roster is September 6th. The deadline for submitting the form is August 30. Note that the reservation link will close after that date and this subscription is no longer available. If you have any questions, please contact DG Regional Rep Pamela Turner (and please thank Associate Producer Amanda Watkins and Group Sales and Revenue Manager next time you see any of them for this wonderful opportunity.)

     

    Playwrights Welcome is a national ticketing initiative developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with the Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. It actively promotes the idea that “attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft” and that “without their creativity and devotion” theatre would not exist. The Alliance is one of the few theatres in allowing advance reservations rather than the national model of only same-day “rush” tickets. This also allows for additional DG programming and activities in tandem with some of the shows. Further details about this will be sent to reservation holders as the relevant dates get closer.
    For detailed show info, go to: http://alliancetheatre.org/productions?season_status=current
    For more information about tickets and/or the program contact:
    Pamela Turner
    Atlanta Regional Rep
    pturner@dramatistsguild.com
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1450042818590620

    For more information.

  • Horizon Theatre Company (Atlanta)

    At Horizon, we offer two tickets for each member on the day of performance for any show that is not close to sold out. We offer advance reservations for many performances. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, call 404-584-7450 x100 or email boxoffice@horizontheatre.com to place your order or check on availability. If reserving for advance tickets, it is best to give a few date options. You can also request tickets at the door unless we are close to sold out for a performance. Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket. You may present it in person or take a photo of your card and email it to boxoffice@horizontheatre.com.

    For more information.

  • Synchronicity Theatre (Atlanta)

    Please contact the box office at (404) 484-8636 or email info@synchrotheatre.com

    For more information.

 

HAWAII

 

IDAHO

 

ILLINOIS

 

INDIANA

 

IOWA

  • Theatre Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids)

    Guild members must show their guild membership cards at the box office to receive one (1) complimentary ticket to a production. They can attend any show in the production’s schedule, based on availability, and they can reserve as soon as tickets for the production are on sale.

    For more information.

 

KANSAS

 

Kentucky

 

LOUISIANA

 

MAINE

 

MARYLAND

 

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Barrington Stage Company (Pittsfield)

    1 free ticket per production, An extra ticket may be purchased at 20% off (only at the same time of purchase), Limited # of seats available per performance, Not available Friday and Saturday nights, special events or cabarets, Dramatists card must be presented at Will Call, tickets can be bought in advance in person or by calling the Box Office.

    For more information.

  • Boston Playwrights' Theatre (Boston)

    Identify yourself to Box Office staff and if we have an unsold ticket, we’ll give you one. Easy as that! Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket. Our Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain time. [IMPORTANT: BPT’s Playwrights Welcome policy only applies to our own season of new plays; visiting theatres—who use BPT as a venue—have their own Box Office policies.]

    For more information.

  • Huntington Theatre Company (Boston)

    Please contact the box office at (617) 266-0800 or email at tickets@huntingtontheatre.org

    For more information.

  • Martha's Vineyard Playhouse (Vineyard Haven)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at MV Playhouse, please contact Geneva Corwin, Box Office Manager, at geneva@mvplayhouse.org or 508-696-6300 x118.  You must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when you pick up your ticket. Tickets are available ONLY on the day of the performance, limit one per show.

    For more information.

 

MICHIGAN

  • Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (Detroit)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome, arrive at the theatre 30-minutes prior to the production, present your Dramatists Guild membership card and receive your free ticket. Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be reserved in advance. Dramatists Guild members eligible for this opportunity may bring one guest at the student rate of $10 for a play or $15 for a musical. Additional guests must pay full admission of an adult-priced ticket.

    For more information.

  • JET (West Bloomfield)

    Please contact at (248) 788-2900

    For more information.

  • Flint Repertory Theatre (Flint)

    The Rep offers available tickets to professional playwrights who are Dramatists Guild members, on the day of a performance, free of charge. Simply present your Dramatists Guild Card and I.D. at the box office the day of the performance.

    For more information

 

MINNESOTA

 

MISSISSIPPI

 

MISSOURI

  • Coterie Theatre (Kansas City)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at The Coterie, writers are asked to present their Dramatists Guild membership card to the box office 10 minutes prior to show time. One complimentary rush ticket will be offered to each eligible writer based on availability.

    For more information.

 

MONTANA

  • Verge Theatre (Bozeman)

    Playwrights, if you’re interested in seeing a show at Verge, you can do one of two things: email tickets@vergetheater.com or simply show up at their box office before the curtain and ask if we have any Playwrights Welcome tickets available. If we still have seats available, you will need to present your Dramatists Guild membership card as well as your ID.

    For more information.

 

NEBRASKA

 

NEVADA

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

NEW JERSEY

 

NEW MEXICO

 

NEW YORK

 

NORTH CAROLINA

 

NORTH DAKOTA

 

OHIO

  • Cleveland Public Theatre (Cleveland)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at Cleveland Public Theatre, visit or call the CPT Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501. If the performance you are interested in is close to selling out, you will be asked to visit the Box Office in person before the show, where you may be placed on a waiting list for up to 5 minutes before the performance time. Writers must show their Dramatists Guild membership card at the Box Office. Guests of writers are not eligible for free tickets.

    For more information.

  • Playwrights Local (Cleveland)

    Take advantage of this benefit, contact info@playwrightslocal.org on the day of a show and request a seat. If space is available, arrive with your Dramatists Guild membership card and ID. Note that this program is for Dramatists Guild members only, and does not cover additional attendees.

    For more information.

 

OKLAHOMA

 

OREGON

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

TENNESSEE

  • The Circuit Playhouse (Memphis)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, simply make a reservation by calling 901-726-4656, and identify yourself as a Dramatist Guild member. Pending availability, you’ll receive one complimentary ticket to that performance. If you would like to bring a “plus one,” the cost of their ticket will be half-price. You must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when picking up the ticket(s).

    For more information.

  • Nashville Repertory Theatre (Nashville)

    To receive a Nashville Rep ticket through Playwrights Welcome bring your Dramatists Guild of America membership card to TPAC’s Johnson Theater box office beginning 90 minutes before curtain. If a ticket is available for that performance, then you will receive a comp. Cards are not transferable, and one card can claim only one ticket. Phone reservations are not accepted.

    For more information.

  • NewWorks@TheWorks (Memphis)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, simply make a reservation by calling 901-726-4656, and identify yourself as a Dramatist Guild member. Pending availability, you’ll receive one complimentary ticket to that performance. If you would like to bring a “plus one,” the cost of their ticket will be half-price. You must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when picking up the ticket(s).

    For more information.

  • Playhouse on the Square (Memphis)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, simply make a reservation by calling 901-726-4656, and identify yourself as a Dramatist Guild member. Pending availability, you’ll receive one complimentary ticket to that performance. If you would like to bring a “plus one,” the cost of their ticket will be half-price. You must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when picking up the ticket(s).

    For more information.

  • Tennessee Playwrights Studio (Nashville)

    Please contact our theatre through our website.

    For more information

  • Center for the Arts (Murfressboro)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, arrive at the theatre within half an hour of the performance and present your Dramatists Guild membership card and ID.

    For more information

 

TEXAS

  • Alley Theatre (Hudson)

    The Alley Theatre will provide two complimentary tickets to any performance. Tickets valid for B-Section seating; offer not available for Friday and Saturday evening performances or Sunday matinees.

    Complimentary tickets are available at Noon the day of performance and may be reserved via the box office by calling 713.220.5700 or in person. Offer is subject to availability. Writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card at the box office when picking up tickets.

    For more information.

  • Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth)

    Present your Dramatists Guild membership card at the box office or call ahead of time, (817) 923-3012, and if tickets are available, you will get them! 

    For more information.

  • Bishop Arts Theatre Center (Dallas)

    To receive a BATC ticket for our Theatre or Speaker Series, bring your Dramatists Guild membership card to our Box Office on the day or night of the performance of your choice to receive your complimentary ticket. Cards are non-transferable, one card can claim one ticket. Phone reservations are not accepted and the playwright may be ask to provide proof of ID.

    For more information.

  • Camp Death Productions (Dallas)
  • Circle Theatre (Fort Worth)

    Dramatists Guild members can call our box office the day of a show and if we have seats available we will honor their card and get them in. An additional seat would get $5 off. They can also come to our Box Office one hour prior to the show to get the same deals. 

    For more information.

  • Dallas Theater Center (Dallas)

    Please contact the box office in person or by phone @ (214) 880-0202 on the day of the performance you’d like to attend. Please note that a Dramatists Guild membership card is required to pick up tickets, and there is a limit of two free tickets per member. Available while supplies last.

    For more information.

  • North Texas Performing Arts Plano - Children's Theater (Plano)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at Theatre Britain, please come to box office at least five minutes before curtain and present your Dramatists Guild membership card. If we have unsold seats at curtain, we will offer you a chance to see the show, free of charge.

    For more information.

  • Rover Dramawerks (Plano)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, arrive at the theatre within half an hour of the performance and present your Dramatists Guild membership card and ID.

    For more information

  • Ritz Community Theatre (Snyder)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, please present your Dramatists Guild membership card and ID when requesting a ticket the day of the production.

    For more information.

  • Stage West (Fort Worth)

    All playwrights with a Dramatists Guild card may gain free admission to any play on the day-of the play.  Eligible playwrights should call or visit our box office for day-of tickets. Our only requirement is that playwrights present their Dramatists Guild card to claim their ticket. 

    For more information.

  • Theatre Three (Dallas)

    Please contact the box office at (214) 871-3300

    For more information.

  • Theatre Under the Stars (Houston)

    Visit the theatre on the day of your performance and present your Dramatists Guild card. If there are availabilities we will  provide a ticket.

    For more information.

 

UTAH

 

VERMONT

  • Dorset Theatre Festival (Dorset)

    To reserve your Playwrights Welcome ticket, visit the box office beginning 1 hour prior to your desired show time and present your Dramatists Guild membership card. Playwrights Welcome tickets may only be reserved in person on the day of your desired performance, pending space availability.

    For more information.

 

VIRGINIA

 

WASHINGTON

 

WEST VIRGINIA

  • The Indie on Main (Kayser)

    We have an open-door policy for all members of Dramatist Guild. 

    Members wanting to see a  production  at The Indie On Main simply need to show they proof of membership and they are given  free admission to any live theatrical performance. Members need to purchase a ticket in advance, and then bare reimbursed at the door at time of production.

    For more information.

 

WISCONSIN

  • Forward Theatre Company (Madison)

    To reserve a free ticket through Playwrights Welcome more than one day in advance, please send a request via email to info@forwardtheater.com, and include “PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME TICKET REQUEST” in the subject line. To obtain a ticket on the day of a performance, please contact a Forward Theater staff member at the theater. Forward staff members will be present in the lobby outside the theater entrance starting 30 minutes before curtain, and will arrange a comp ticket for that performance through the Overture Center box office. Please note that you must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.

    For more information.

  • Renaissance Theaterworks (Milwaukee)

    To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, eligible playwright must present their Dramatist Guild membership card as well as a photo ID in person at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI) in order to receive ONE free, day-of-show ticket. All tickets are subject to availability. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets.

    For more information.

 

WYOMING