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JOSEPH PAPP FREE PERFORMANCE

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Continuing The Public Theater's mission to make theater accessible to all, free tickets will be distributed to select performances and shows during the Astor Place season. 

THE HARDER THEY COME ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2023, AT 8PM *

DARK DISABLED STORIES ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,2023, AT 7PM *

PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2023, AT 7PM

SHADOW/LAND ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2023,  7PM *

TODAYTIX FREE LOTTERY FOR JOE PAPP FREE PERFORMANCES

Free general and wheelchair-accessible seating tickets will be available via the TodayTix free Lottery offered through the TodayTix App Android | Apple. The Lottery will open for entries one week before the performance and close at 12PM the day before the performance. Winners will be notified by email and push notification anytime from 12PM to 4PM, and if selected, winners will have one 1 hour to claim their tickets. TodayTix will share ticket pick-up instructions with winners once they have officially claimed their tickets. 

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IN-PERSON LOTTERY AT THE PUBLIC

We will not be offering an in-person lottery at The Public Theater at Astor Place for the Joe Papp Free Performances this season; please check back in the fall for further updates about the possible return to in-person Joe Papp Free Performances lotteries. 

IN-PERSON STANDBY FOR JOE PAPP FREE PERFORMANCES

  • Following the conclusion of the TodayTix Free Lottery, free tickets may become available on the day of the scheduled performance starting at 4PM through the scheduled curtain at The Taub Box Office at The Public Theater.
  • Please do not arrive before 4PM on the performance day to join our standby for Joe Papp Free Performances. We will not honor any unofficial lines created before 4PM. 
  • Our Box Office agents will add your name to our digital standby upon arrival. We will keep your spot on our digital line and contact you by SMS | text message, or pager if and when tickets become available. 
  • After visiting our Box Office and joining our digital line, you must be within a 5-minute walk of The Public if you were to opt-in to be contacted by SMS | or text message and must stay within the lobby of The Public if you choose to use one of our pagers. All line members must be in or return to the lobby thirty minutes before the scheduled curtain to ensure the timely distribution of tickets available at the last minute. 
  • Tickets will be distributed through the curtain as supplies last, and tickets are not guaranteed to all who join the standby line. 
  • You must abide by our Health and Safety plan to join the in-person standby and receive tickets for the performance.
  • You must have a Public Theater Account to join the line and receive tickets; visit publictheater.org/register to confirm your account or create a new one before arriving at The Public. 
  • Please do not arrive at The Public before 4PM as no lines will be permitted to form in the lobby.

* MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THESE PERFORMANCES

Dates and times subject to change

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