Public Theater Members are an active and vibrant part of New York’s cultural community.
With a tax-deductible contribution starting at just $65, Members enjoy a year of savings on tickets and transaction fees, free exchanges and priority booking access when shows and events go on-sale. But more importantly, your contribution is a gift that supports The Public’s mission of providing great theater that is available to all.
Are tickets included in the cost of Membership?
No. The Membership contribution does not include tickets.
Member tickets start as low as $25 for most shows and events.
Members will be alerted when the Priority Access period is open in order to book tickets before the general public.
For Premium Members ($500+), your contribution does include reserved seating at Free Shakespeare in the Park.
By becoming a Member, will I be guaranteed tickets to shows I want to see, when I want to see them?
No. All Member tickets are subject to availability.
Members are strongly encouraged to access their benefits and book tickets during the Priority Access period in order to lock in seats before a show sells out. Many shows do sell out and some sell out quickly.
In the event that a show becomes sold out, Members will be given priority notification if and when performances are added.
If you are considering joining as a Member in order to see a show that is already on-sale please be sure to check that seats are available for purchase. Some shows or performances may already be sold out and seats may not be available regardless of your new Membership status.
How is Membership different from Subscription?
Unlike a traditional subscription, where you book seats to a series of performances in a season and the cost of the subscription is contingent on a particular package level, with Membership there are no prepaid packages or large upfront financial commitments. Membership is completely flexible and you can choose just the shows you want. Membership starts at $65, and Member tickets start as low as $25 for most shows and events.
How can I get even earlier access to shows & events?
Join as a Public Supporter, with a gift starting at $500, and enjoy earlier access before other Members and the general public and enjoy two (2) reserved seats to a production of Free Shakespeare in the Park.
For even more access to shows & events, plus additional benefits, join the Partners Program.
Under 40? Explore our Young Partner Program ($500+)!