Friends Ticket Presale

(Formerly Passport)

Donate $100 or more to join Friends of Center Theatre Group and gain access to Friends Ticket Presales for an entire year. Members may purchase tickets at preferred pricing during an exclusive presale window to each production at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre produced or presented by Center Theatre Group. Membership is valid one year from donation date.

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Make your membership donation online today or contact our Membership Concierge at 213.972.7564.

How to Purchase During Friends Ticket Presales

(Formerly Passport Tickets)

  • Before single tickets go on sale to the general public for an upcoming show, we'll send you an email notification about the exclusive Friends Ticket Presale. Presale dates are also listed on every production page. During this presale window (up until the public onsale date), you may purchase tickets at the preferred presale price, subject to availability, when logged in to your account. You may also call Audience Services at 213.628.2772.
  • Pick your date. Occasional special events, fundraising benefits, and select performances may not be available.
  • Choose your seats. You may purchase up to 8 tickets at the preferred presale price for Center Theatre Group productions at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre.
  • Save! There is always preferred pricing during the Friends Ticket Presale, which can be up to 30% off single ticket prices. The lowest Passport price is $19 and is subject to availability.
  • For your reference, seating charts can be downloaded under Plan Your Visit for the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre.
  • Please allow a full business day after making your membership donation online before purchasing tickets online through your account to ensure you receive the best available price.

Please Note

  • The preferred pricing received through Friends Ticket Presales is not valid on previously purchased tickets or combined with other offers.
  • Handling fees may apply.
  • Preferred pricing is only available when logged into an account with a current Friends Membership.
  • Memberships (nor tickets purchased during the Friends Ticket Presale) are transferable or refundable.
  • Ticket exchanges are not available for Friends members. Please call Audience Services at 213.628.2772 about how to exchange tickets purchased during the Friends Ticket Presale.

Former Passport Members:

We are thrilled to announce our Friends of Center Theatre Group membership program. As of July 1, 2019, Passport is merging with Friends to combine access to the Friends Ticket Presale.

What’s changing for you? Not much. Through our Friends Ticket Presales, you’ll continue to enjoy the ability to purchase tickets, with preferred pricing, before the general public for all three of our theatres. Plus, you’ll enjoy these new benefits:

  1. Annual membership fee has decreased from $125 to $100
  2. Friends is a donor group, and so your membership renewal will now be recognized as a donation, and will be fully tax-deductible*
  3. During each presale, you’ll be able to access more discounted tickets per production than before (previously 2, now up to 8 total). Friends discount matches subscriber pricing, sometimes as high as 50% off single ticket pricing.
  4. There are no restrictions on price levels or sections
  5. Your $100 Fan-level Center Theatre Group Membership also includes our member newsletter and membership card.

Learn more about our new Friends membership program.

Active Passport members will transition into Friends beginning in July. You’ll retain your current membership expiration date. Please note: Current Passport benefits are still available for productions within the 2018/19 Season. Contact our Membership Concierge at 213.972.7564 with any questions or to renew your new Friends Membership.

*Your tax-deductible contribution receipt will be mailed to you after your next membership renewal.

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