Designed for the premium Shakespeare experience, this ticket comes with extras:
Season Subscriptions allow you to get tickets to all three main stage shows at a discounted rate. In addition, you will receive one free 'friend' ticket to be used to introduce a new person to the Festival. Subscribers can either choose all seats at the time of purchase, or receive a voucher to use for choosing at a later time. With a Season Subscription, exchanges are free up to 48 hours before the show. A Season Subscription is not available for the performances on Alumni Night or GLT Night.
Buying tickets individually gets you the seat you want, when you want it.
(Students must show ID/Seniors are considered 60+ years)
We have a limited number of tickets available each Tuesday for friends who find the Festival out-of-budget. Call the box office for details.
Groups of 10 or more save 20 percent. Call (309) 438-3586.
|Backstage Tour||$10.00||Take a peek behind the scenes of the Festival with our actor guides.|
|Manor and Costume Tour||$10.00||Discover the secrets of our costume design experts. The talk also features a tour of Ewing Manor.|
The 45 minutes of family-friendly entertainment is FREE, but requires a reservation. Please call (309) 438-2535.
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival daytime ticket office is located on the Illinois State University campus:
Center for the Performing Arts (click for map)
Hours: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. until May 15;
Monday–Friday, Noon – 4 p.m. after May 15; Monday–Saturday beginning July13
Day Phone: (309) 438-2535
Toll-free (out of state only): (866) IL-SHAKE
TTY: (309) 438-8620
Online ordering is done through Ticketmaster
Metered parking is available on School Street in front of the Centennial East building. Park and walk next door to the CPA building.
After 5:30 p.m. on performance dates, tickets are available for purchase through the evening Ticket Office located at Ewing Manor, 48 Sunset Rd Bloomington, IL 61701 (corner of Towanda & Emerson).
Ewing Manor (click for map)
Hours: 5:30-8 p.m. (on performance dates only)
Evening Phone: (309) 828-9814
Gift certificates available by calling our Ticket office.
The Festival's theater was designed with numerous seats accessible by those persons requiring special assistance. Please notify the ticket office of special needs at the time of purchase. For those in need of wheelchair assistance or assisted listening devices at the performance, please alert an usher at any time.
The Festival is committed to outdoor theatre, even through the occasional sprinkle, and will not cancel a performance prior to 15 minutes before curtain. Please wear comfortable clothes and pack an umbrella when there are clouds. If you have questions before 5 p.m., please call the daytime ticket office at (309) 438-2535. If you have questions after 5:30 p.m., call the evening ticket office at (309) 828-9814