Free Tickets for Theatregoers Under 25

Celebrating our first five years! Since 2018, we have given out over 10,000 tickets to theatregoers just like you. If you are 25 and under, you are invited to attend the first preview performances for free! We want you to be a part of the art, conversation, and change that starts on our stages, and to help us ensure the future of live theatre. To remove one of the biggest barriers that keeps young Angelenos from experiencing live theatre, Center Theatre Group offers free tickets to preview performances for productions at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre.*

FreePlay tickets will become available online, by phone, and at the Center Theatre Group Box Office approximately two weeks before the performance, up until 30 minutes before showtime, pending availability. While tickets are free, a $5 handling fee will be charged when tickets are reserved online or by phone (the handling fee is waived when reserved in person at the Box Office).

NEW THIS YEAR! After five successful years, we are relaunching our FreePlay program and need your current information to verify your age; all participants who sign-up must be between 13 and 25 (minors under 18 must have include parental consent.) Email notifications will be sent when tickets become available for each production and select performance dates. Once a participant has surpassed the age limit, we will place the patron’s information on a list to receive general theatre information and ticket offers for various productions.

If you have any questions about FreePlay, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions, or call Audience Services at 213.628.2772.

If you like to be notified about FreePlay tickets, please sign up here.

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*Some productions may not be available.


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Mark Taper Forum


This Bright Wilderness: Celebrating the Legacy of Black Theatre at the Mark Taper Forum and Los Angeles
Saturday, June 15, 8pm

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The FreePlay program is only for patrons 25 and under. However, Center Theatre Group offers low-cost ($25–$40) tickets at all our thea...