Shotgun Players Ticket Types

Regular Tickets

Regular tickets are priced dynamically and range between $20–$50. Prices generally go up during the run of a production. So come early in the run if you want to save money on tickets! Regular tickets are available online and at the door for all performances on or after opening night. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night of the performance—an hour before showtime—subject to availability. If a show is sold out, there's still a chance that we can get you in! The wait list starts an hour before curtain time.

For tickets before opening night, please see the pay-what-you-can ticket below!

Discounted Tickets

Pay-What-You-Can Ticket

The pay-what-you-can ticket only comes out to play during previews (performances before opening night). These tickets are genuine to their name: you can pay $1 or $100—the choice is yours!

$7 M.A.D. (Make a Difference) Ticket

We love introducing young people to theatre and will do whatever we can to get you through the door! If you are 25 or younger, you can see a show for just seven dollars. If you're planning ahead, you can reserve online for any Thursday performance and select the M.A.D. ticket when choosing seats. We only offer 25 of these tickets for reservation every Thursday. So be sure to book well in advance! You can also show up at the theater an hour before showtime for any performance, and get a ticket if the show is not sold out. If you walk up, keep in mind that it is based on availability. M.A.D. ticket purchasers must arrive to theater with ID in hand!

M.A.D. tickets are usually not available for extension week performances. Contact the box office at or 510.841.6500 x303.

$20 Artist Ticket

If you've worked on a production in the performing arts in the last year, bring us a screenshot with your name on it to get a $20 ticket to any show! You can reserve these tickets in advance by booking online using the promo code CALLBOARD or by contacting the box office at or 510.841.6500 x303.

Group Discount Ticket

Planning your next family reunion? School field trip? Tech industry outing? Nothing says “memorable” quite like a night at the theater! We would be happy to extend a $3 discount per ticket on groups of ten or more. If you like to plan in advance and you play your cards right, you could even rent out the whole theater. Bringing a school group? You save 25% on the listed ticket price. For group tickets, make your reservation by contacting the box office directly at or 510.841.6500 x303.

Shotgun-Lovers Tickets

Subscriber Ticket

These tickets are—simply put—the hottest tickets at Shotgun! Subscribers get online access to the best seats, first dibs on performances, no ticket exchange fees for changes made more than 24 hours before their chosen performance—plus a lil’ extra love from the box office. Like your favorite pair of jeans, the subscriber ticket looks good on everyone. Learn more Shotgun’s subscription packages.

Early Sign-Up Comp Ticket (For Early Subscribers)

If you became a subscriber early in the season, you will receive a bonus ticket for yourself or a friend! Early sign-up tickets are automatically added to your online account when you subscribe early. These tickets can only be redeemed during the original run of a performance and are not applicable for extensions.

Production Sponsor Ticket

Every year, a small group of incredible people sign up to be production sponsors for each of our six shows. One of the many benefits of being a production sponsor is the ability to bring friends with you for free on opening night. Learn more about becoming a production sponsor.

Whew, that was a lot, and we still have just a bit more. The only way to place a reservation for a confirmed seat is to pay in full by credit card in advance. There is a $2 credit card fee per ticket here at Shotgun Players. No exceptions. This fee is not going towards our future underground speakeasy bar tab (we wish). It’s going directly back to the ticketing software that makes our box office tick!

Questions, comments, concerns? Take a look over our ticket policy here—or email