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Attention teens and college students: Obsessed with theatre? Looking for a date idea, fun night out with friends, or extra credit for a theatre class?

At Round House Theatre, it’s free to see a show for any student age 13 through college. Yep, free. No hidden fees, no tricks. Totally free!

FREE PLAY tickets can be requested up to 48 hours in advance via the website, or they can be requested in person at the box office the day of. Please norte: If you are under 17, and are requesting tickets for a show with a content warning at the box office, a parent or guardian will need to accompany you to pick up yout ticket- though they do not have to stay for the show. If you are under 17 or and are requesting tickets for a show with a content warning via the web link below, you must provide a parent/guardian email.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Check out the shows in Round House Theatre's 2019-2020 Homecoming Season. This season you can choose from:

    Spring Awakening 
    Cost of Living
    Big Love 
    Hatef*ck ✺

  2. Reserve a FREE PLAY ticket through the links above, by calling 240.644.1100, or in person at the Box Office.

  3. Bring a valid high school ID, college ID, or proof of age to the Box Office when you pick up your ticket. (​Please note: If you are 20 years old or older, you must provide proof of current college enrollment.) 

  4. Enjoy the show for free!

✺ Content Advisory: This production contains nudity.

FREE PLAY tickets may be obtained for any performance, subject to overall ticket availability.


Parents or adults wishing to attend with the FREE PLAY student will receive a $5 per ticket discount. Please call or visit the Box Office. Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with other discounts.


Interested in bringing a student group? Through our FREE PLAY program, Round House provides teenagers and college students with free Round House tickets – any play, any time. To secure your seats today, email GroupSales@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 240.644.1100.

Teen Night

Teen Nights are free and bring together teens from all over the area to watch shows from our dynamic season, with special behind the scenes access to Round House Theatre staff and artists.

  • Join us for dinner with other theatre-loving teens followed by a Pre-Show Discussion
  • Attend a performance of the play
  • Join us for a special post-show activity

2019-2020 Season Teen Nights

Spring Awakening
Friday, January 24 at 6:30 pm (performance begins at 8:00 pm)

Cost of Living
Friday, April 3 at 6:30 pm (performance begins at 8:00 pm)

Big Love
Friday, May 22 at 6:30 pm (performance begins at 8:00 pm)

To reserve your free Teen Night tickets, follow the FREE PLAY links above and select the Teen Night date when submitting the form. For further questions contact Round House Theatre Education at 301-585-1225 or Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org.

College Night

Join other area college students for College Night, which includes a Post-Show Discussion with members of the artistic team. 

2019-2020 Season College Nights

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30 pm

Spring Awakening
Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 pm

Cost of Living
Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm

Big Love
Thursday, May 21 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 pm

To reserve your free College Night tickets, follow the FREE PLAY links above and select the College Night date when submitting the form. For further questions contact Round House Theatre Education at Box Office at 301-585-1225 or Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org.

About Free Play

Round House Theatre’s FREE PLAY initiative ties into our greater strategy to develop theatre audiences of tomorrow by providing rich, meaningful arts experiences today. This program promotes accessibility of theatre and deepens ties between artists and members of the community. The recent expansion of this program helps to remove the financial barrier to theatre attendance for a wider range of students.

If you have specific questions about the FREE PLAY program, please contact Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org. (Please note: you cannot reserve tickets via this email address. To reserve tickets, click the links above, call 240.644.1100, or visit our Box Office.)

To support FREE PLAY, click here.

Content Guidance

We at Round House want patrons to feel informed and empowered about their theatregoing experiences, so we are sharing advisories for each upcoming production. If you have specific questions or concerns, please call our Box Office at 240.644.1100. Please note that content advisory information below may reveal plot information. Please also note that content advisories will be updated as necessary.

Spring Awakening features mature themes, sexually explicit content including descriptions of sexual violence, abortion, domestic violence, and suicide. This production contains one gunshot and partial nudity.

Cost of Living contains mature themes, adult language, nudity, and some sexual content.

Big Love contains adult language, violence, and sexual content including mention of rape and violent sexual encounters. The production includes nudity and an onstage sex scene.

Hatef*ck contains strong adult language, sexual content, and mature themes. At this time, partial nudity is expected in this production, as well as onstage sex scenes of an aggressive nature.

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