Ticketing FAQs

 

  • When do tickets go on sale for The Sarasota Ballet's 2013 - 2014 Season?
    • Early renewal letters are mailed to current subscribers in March and information for new subscribers is available starting May 2013. Subscriptions are filled in the order they are received and are taken through January 2014. Single tickets for the Nutcracker go on sale July 1, 2013 - remaining performances go on sale August 1, 2013.
       
  • Who do I call to purchase season tickets?
    • Please call The Sarasota Ballet Box Office at (941)359-0099 x101 to request subscription information, for single tickets and to be added to the Ballet's mailing list.
       
  • May I exchange tickets?
    • Yes; ticket exhanges must be made no later than 72 hours prior to your performance.  The week of performance, you must present the tickets you're exchanging in person to The Sarasota Ballet Ticket Center.  Subscription-holders receive FREE ticket exchanges.  Individual tickets can be exchanged for $5.00 per ticket.  Exchanges can only be made within a performance series.  Orginal tickets must be delivered or mailed to 5555 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34243 ATTN: Box Office, before exchanges can be processed.
       
  • Where is The Sarasota Ballet box office?
    • The box office is located in the foyer of the FSU Center for the Performing Arts at 5555 North Tamiami Trail. The box office can be contacted by calling (941)359-0099 x101.
       
  • Who do I contact if I lose my ticket?
    • Please contact the box office by calling (941)359-0099 x 101. A box office staff member will assist you by looking up your ticket purchase and reprinting your ticket, which you can pick up at Will Call on the date of the performance.  A $5.00 ticket reprinting fee will be charged to all lost individual ticket sales.
       
  • Where is the FSU Center for the Performing Arts?
  • Where is the Sarasota Opera House?
  • Where is the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall?
  • The Van Wezel is located at 777 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

 

  • Should I have my tickets mailed to me or arrange to pick them up at Will Call?
    • If time allows, it is best to have tickets mailed to you in order to review them when they arrive. Check the day, date and time of performance and the number of tickets to make sure your order is correct. If you place your order less than ten business days before the performance, your tickets will remain at Will Call to be picked up 45 minutes prior to your performance time.
       
  • How early should I arrive?
    • If you have your tickets, please arrive at the theatre at least a half-hour before the performance. If you are picking up your tickets at Will Call, please arrive one hour before the performance.
      Arriving early will give you time to get to your seat and review your program and casting insert. Please allow plenty of time for traffic, parking and a line to pick up Will Call tickets, as you may not be seated right away if the curtain has gone up.

       
  • Can I bring my children?
    • The Sarasota Ballet welcomes and encourages children to attend Ballet performances. It is important to understand that many of the performances run longer than two hours. Although there are intermissions, depending on the age of the child he or she may be unable to sit through an entire performance quietly. We recommend that children be at least four years old, but you know your child best and should decide accordingly. Please note that children of all ages will require a ticket.
       
  • What do I do if I can't attend and I have already purchased my tickets?
    • You can donate your tickets back to The Sarasota Ballet. Donating your tickets qualifies as a tax deductible charitable donation.
       
  • Does The Sarasota Ballet offer student rush tickets?
    • Yes; student rush tickets can be purchased for Company performances a half-hour before the show at the box office for $10. Students must show proof of 25 years of age or younger and present a valid student I.D. to purchase tickets.  Educational performances are subject to per-event policies.  Please contact the box office for further information.