Performance days will vary from week to week, so be sure to check the performance calendar.

On each public performance date, a limited number of vouchers for that night’s performance will be distributed via an in-person lottery downtown at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street at Astor Place.

Sign-up for the lottery will begin in the Lobby of The Public at 11:30AM. The lottery will be drawn at 12:00PM noon. 

Each entrant (age 5+) if selected, is allowed two (2) vouchers, and each voucher is good for one ticket. Those selected must redeem the voucher(s) for ticket(s) between 5:00pm and 7:30pm at the Delacorte Theater Box Office. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30pm for performances on the day they are issued.

A request for tickets is not a guarantee you will receive them. Participants are randomly selected. Please note, ADA accessibility seating at our Downtown Ticket Lottery is limited. For assistance, speak to a member of The Public Theater staff.

To allow as many different people as possible to attend performances throughout the summer, each person will be limited to receiving TWO (2) free tickets to TWO (2) PERFORMANCES of each production.