Ticket Info

Attention teens and college students: Obsessed with theatre? 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!

Please allow 48 hours for FREE PLAY ticket request to be processed.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Reserve a FREE PLAY ticket to The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence (full festival or individual tickets) using this online form. (This festival is produced in association with McCarter Theatre Center.)

    Reserve a FREE PLAY ticket to The Catastrophist  using this online form. (This production is co-produced with Marin Theatre Company.)

    Reserve a FREE PLAY ticket to A Boy and His Soul using this online form.

  2. You will be asked to scan a valid high school ID, college ID, or proof of age to the Box Office. (Please note: If you are 20 years old or older, you must provide proof of current college enrollment.) 
    Questions or concerns about valid ID? Contact the box office at boxoffice@roundhousetheatre.org or 240.644.1100.

  3. We will email you the information you need to enjoy the show for free

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

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 may reveal plot information. Please also note that content advisories will be updated as necessary.

  • He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box 
    He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box  features adult language and mature themes, including allusions to racial and sexual violence and murder.
  • Sleep Deprivation Chamber 
    Sleep Deprivation Chamber  features adult and racial language and mature themes, including explicit discussion and depiction of physical violence.
  • Ohio State Murders 
    Ohio State Murders  features mature themes and violent imagery, including discussion of racial violence and murder. 
  • Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side
    Etta and Ella on the Upper West Side  features mature themes and violent imagery. 
  • The Catastrophist
    The Catastrophist features adult language and discussion of death of a loved one.
  • A Boy and His Soul
    This play centers on the experience of a young Black gay man, and he uses language around his identity that might be difficult or harmful to hear.
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