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 Ford Foundation Lobby of The Public at 11AM. The lottery will be drawn at 12PM (noon).

Those selected may redeem the voucher(s) for ticket(s) between 5PM and 7:30PM at the Delacorte Theater Box Office. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30PM for performances on the day they are issued.

  • Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets upon winning.
  • ADA accessibility seating 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.

Check out this video on How To Get Free Tickets with helpful tips with Rebecca Naomi Jones.   

See upcoming performance dates for A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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