Access Tickets

Shakespeare and the Classics... FOR ALL

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is committed to creating access to professional classical theatre for all, regardless of your economic circumstances. We offer dozens of FREE Shakespeare in the Park performances each summer as well as other community events. And we offer a limited number of subsidized tickets at our Mainstage theater in OTR.

$14 Access Tickets

Each performance night has a limited number of $14 "Access" tickets available!  These are first come, first served and can be purchased in advance by going online or calling the Box Office.

$12 Rush Tickets

Starting 1 hour before a performance, any unreserved tickets may be available as a discounted rush to anyone. These tickets are only $12 and could be located anywhere in the house depending on that evening's availability. These cannot be reserved more than 1 hour before a show and must be purchased in person in the Box Office 1 hour or less before a performance.

Preview Performances

See the show right before it opens for just $45, Wednesday and Thursday nights of the Opening Week. Students can also attend a preview for only $14.


Subscribers always receive the best seats at the best prices.  Learn more about available packages online here.

Group Discounts

Organize a night out or bring your group! Groups of 10 or more receive 20% off. Go online to purchase group tickets and the discounts are automatically applied for any group of 10 or more or you may call the box office for more information. Please note: no discounts will apply to “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and Then Some!)”.

Schools interested in scheduling a field trip to a weekday Educational Matinee performances should contact the Education Department at [email protected] to set up reservations.  More info on Educational Matinees can be found here.


As a thank you for their service, Military Personnel receive 50% off tickets. This include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans, and Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Excludes access seats, other discounts, or "Every Christmas Story". Subject to availability.  Call the Box Office to receive the discount.

If none of these options work for you, it is still our sincere hope that we can welcome you to the theater.  Please email us or call 513-381-2273 and we will work with you to make it happen!