Continuing The Public Theater’s mission to make theater accessible to all, free tickets will be given out for the first performance of shows in The Public’s downtown season at Astor Place.
The FIRST PERFORMANCE “FREE FOR ALL” initiative expands on Joe Papp’s vision to engage the whole city in the transformative experience of theater that started more than 50 years ago with free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte and has since served more than five million people with over 150 free productions.
2016-17 First "Free for All" Performance dates:
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire - Tuesday, February 14 at 8:30pm
The Outer Space - Thursday, February 23 at 7:00pm
Latin History For Morons - Friday, February 24 at 8:00pm
Gently Down The Stream - Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30pm
FREE TICKETS will be available via the TodayTix mobile lottery, which will launch one week before the first preview of each show. Winners will be notified by email and push notification between 12:00pm and 3:00pm on the day of the first preview. You must confirm your winning tickets in the TodayTix app within one hour of being notified.
A limited number of tickets also will be distributed via an in-person lottery in the lobby of the Public Theater.
Free standby tickets may become available 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time of each first preview performance. The Public will take a limited standby list for one (1) ticket per person an hour before the show. You will then be asked to return to a designated area in the lobby a half hour before the performance begins.