Complimentary ticket policy
tickets are a part of most theatre management patterns. It’s
called “papering the house” and it raises an ethical question
of equitable treatment of persons when a patron paying for the production
is seated next to someone seeing the same play for free.
there are certain advantages to complimentary tickets.
They serve as “thank-yous” in recognition of donated services not
2) they are often useful in wooing people to financially
or otherwise support your program,
3) and they serve to inform and educate
people about your work who may have some influence over the direction it will
also recognize the importance of “professional courtesy passes”
which may be authorized only by the director of a production or by the production
manager of the University Theatre. These passes are
extended to individuals who are theatre professionals, and are justified by criterion
three from the above listing.
comp pattern of University Theatre is as follows:
of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) full or adjunct faculty and staff are entitled
to 2 comp tickets for the First Weekend run of a production. These tickets
are subject to availability, and must be reserved by contacting the Box Office
24 hours in advance. Once comp tickets are reserved they are considered
paid for and are held past curtain time. No comp tickets may be secured on a walk-in
basis the evening of a performance.
comps are tickets requested for friends and guests of the Chair, Director of the
production, theatre faculty members, or guest artists involved in the production.
tickets are tickets made available to theatre professionals such as reviewers,
adjudicators, artistic directors, directors, designers, actors, and other theatre
artists and technicians. These tickets should be requested through the Theatre
Chair and Production Manager.
are NO COMPS AVAILABLE. However, cast and crew members are able to invite
1 guest for the Preview performance only.
MAJORS AND MINORS not involved in the current production are invited to the
Alums may request one complimentary ticket for any night of the run based upon
availability or first come, first served basis.
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