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FULL PRICE STANDBY AT THE PUBLIC

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FULL PRICE STANDBY AT THE PUBLIC

You can join our Full Price Standby on the day of the performance you wish to attend for a Public Theater or Joe's Pub performance or event. If last-minute tickets become available, you can purchase them and attend the show. Below are the specifics of how to join Full Price Standby:

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JOINING THE FULL PRICE STANDBY IN-PERSON AT THE TAUB BOX OFFICE

  • Visit The Taub Box Office beginning at 5PM for an evening performance and 12PM Noon for matinee performances, usually scheduled on the weekends, to have your name added to our Full Price Standby List.
  • You must have a Public Theater account; visit publictheater.org/register to confirm or create a Public Theater account before arriving at The Public.
  • Our Full Price Standby list is managed digitally. You will have the option to share your mobile phone number to receive text updates about availability or use one of our pagers which requires you to remain in the building while waiting for updates.
  • You will be required to follow our Health and Safety standards for entry into The Public and purchase tickets. Visit Safe at The Public to learn more
  • Learn more about our list management procedures leading up to the scheduled curtain below.

JOINING THE FULL PRICE STANDBY BY SMS OR TEXT MESSAGE

  • Text the Show Title, Date, Time, and Your Public Theater ID Number or Email Address used for The Public Theater website to 814.261.2463 at 5PM for an evening performance and 12PM Noon for matinee performances, usually scheduled on the weekends, to have your name added to our Full Price Standby List.
    • Example Text:  A Chorus Line, 04.15.1975, 8PM, ######## or joepapp@publictheater.org
    • Example Text:  Hair, 10.17.1967, 1PM, ######## or joepapp@publictheater.org
    • Example Text:  Bridget Everett, MM.DD.YYYY, 7:30PM, ######## or joepapp@publictheater.org
  • Text messages received without a performance Title, Date, Time, and Public Theater ID Number or Email Address used for The Public Theater website will not be added to the Full Price Standby List.
  • Text messages received before the list opening times notated above will not be added to the Full Price Standby List.  
  • You must have a Public Theater account to join the list; visit publictheater.org/register to confirm or create a Public Theater account before texting The Public. Our staff will not be available to create a Public Theater Account for you to join the Full Price Standby list. 
  • Our Full Price Standby list is managed digitally, so you will receive a follow-up text message from a different phone number once you have been added to the list, to which you must respond to confirm receipt. Those who do not confirm receipt within 10 minutes of the original text will be removed from the list.
  • You will be required to follow our Health and Safety standards for entry into The Public and purchase tickets. Visit Safe at The Public to learn more
  • Learn more about our list management procedures leading up to the scheduled curtain below.

FULL PRICE STANDBY PROCEDURES ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN

  • Regardless of how you joined the Full Price Standby list, if you opted to receive text messages about the availability of tickets, we encourage you to check in at our box office at The Public at least one hour before the scheduled curtain and no later than 30 minutes before the scheduled curtain. If you fail to check in at the box office 30 minutes before the curtain, your spot on the list will be forfeited, and your name will be placed at the end of the list upon arrival.
  • If you opted to use one of our pagers, you are not be required to check in at the box office 30 minutes before the scheduled curtain.
  • As the scheduled curtain approaches, please keep your pager or smart device nearby as a page or text message could come at any moment if and when tickets become available. 
  • Once you receive a text message or page, please report to the Taub Box Office immediately, and our staff will be ready to assist you with your purchase. 
  • Please have your form of payment readily available upon arrival, as ticket sales often happen just minutes before the curtain goes up.
  • You will not be able to choose your seats for the performance our staff will assign them to you based on their release and the best available. 
  • We will do our best to accommodate requests for accommodations for people with mobility disabilities. Still, most tickets that become available are last-minute cancellations and are usually not accessible by wheelchair or other mobility devices.
  • Please do not block the box office windows or repeatedly inquire about availability with the box office staff. We will contact you if and when tickets become available. Guests who fail to follow this policy will be dismissed from the list. 

ADDITIONAL FULL PRICE STANDBY POLICIES

  • You will be added to the list in the order you arrive at The Public or receipt of your text message. If there are guest(s) inquiring about Full Price Standby in-person at the Taub Box Office and text messages arrive immediately when the lists open, the guest(s) in the lobby will be placed first on the list, and text message guests will follow.  
  • Tickets are not guaranteed on our Full Price Standby for any performance or event.
  • If and when tickets become available, the tickets will be sold at the full price plus applicable fees. If you are a Supporter or Partner of The Public Theater and have not used your benefits for a Public Theater production, the tickets will be offered at the current Supporter/Partner Price and no fees.
  • Student, Rush, and other ticket discounts will not be offered on Full Price Standby.
  • There is a limit to purchasing only two tickets per name listed on Full Price Standby.
  • We cannot offer guests who have requested to past date tickets for Public Theater performances access to courtesy tickets on the Full Price Standby list. 
  • The Taub Box Office has the right to not offer a Full Price Standby list for any performance or event, to limit the number of guests on the Full Price Standby list, to close a Full Price Standby list early, or remove any guests who do not follow the Full Price Standby policies and directions of the box office staff from the list.
  • All policies are subject to change at The Public's sole discretion and without notice. 

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