FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Thank you for taking the time to read our performance policies. They are intended to create a positive experience for you and all of our patrons. If you have a question about one of our policies, please don’t hesitate to call the Ticket Office at 941-748-5875.

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We recommend you arrive thirty minutes prior to curtain, especially if you have tickets at Will Call. The lobby opens an hour before curtain. While you wait for the play to begin you can browse our Wishes Gift Shop or check out our concessions bar, offering light snacks and beverages, including wine, beer, and specialty cocktails.

Performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion. We must seat latecomers in the most readily accessible seats. Due to the intimate size of the Kiwanis Theater, we will be unable to seat late patrons once the show has begun.

All of our theatres are fully accessible. Manatee Performing Arts Center strives to make its performances and facilities accessible to all our patrons. MPAC has a limited number of accessible seats; please indicate any special needs when purchasing tickets.

Visit our Accessibility page (coming soon) for more information on MPAC’s accessibility initiatives, including assistive listening devices, and accessibility to our theaters for people with limited mobility.

If you misplace your tickets, visit the Ticket Office on your performance date and we will reprint your tickets. If you lose an entire set of subscription tickets, stop by the Ticket Office or call 941-748-5875 to request reprints of your subscription tickets. It may take as long as 24 hours to reprint a set of subscription tickets.

The running time for each show will be listed on our Ticket Page at tickets.manateeplayers.com. Go there and click on the production you will attend. Alternatively, you can call the Ticket Office at 941-748-5875.

We love introducing young persons to live theatre. Manatee Performing Arts Center produces plays that reflect the contemporary world, as well as classic favorites. Adults are ultimately the best judge of the appropriateness for the young people they’ll bring with them, so if you have any questions about the content of our shows, please contact the Ticket Office at 941-748-5875. We’re happy to provide additional information to inform your decision.

There is a $3 per-ticket facility fee on all transactions and a handling fee of $3 for phone and in person transactions.

MPAC ticket prices are based on demand. Ticket prices vary based on day of the week, seating section, and how full a particular performance is; as dates get closer and performances fill up, prices may increase.

Discounts are available for groups of 24 or more people, as well as seniors, active military personnel, students and teachers.

For more information on our group rates, discounted tickets, and rush policies, contact our Director of Patron Services.

There are no refunds for tickets. Single Ticket purchasers can exchange up to 24 hours in advance of their performance and are subject to a $4 per-ticket exchange fee plus any difference in ticket price. Subscribers are not subject to ticket exchange fees.

Subscribers who are unable to use their tickets at the last minute may turn them in as a contribution to Manatee Performing Arts Center. The value of the donated tickets is tax-deductible and acknowledged by mail. To qualify, you must turn in tickets at least 24 hours before the scheduled performance. Tickets for past performances cannot be considered a donation.

After opening, you may find out the running time and intermission information for each play by calling the Ticket Office at 941-748-5875.

At a performance, you’ll see all sorts of dress—from cocktail attire to business casual to jeans. The rule of thumb is to wear what makes you feel most comfortable.

Check our Auditions page to see all of the current audition dates. Please take a minute to read the Info and Commitment sections as well.

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