Standby Tickets

 Standby Tickets

For sold out events consider visiting the box office 1 hour before curtain to check on any returned tickets. Does not apply to events at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Standby is not offered for a few events at other venues. For more info contact the Arts Box Office at or 949-824-2787 (Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.).

You will be sold a chance to sit in a potentially empty seat for which someone else holds a ticket. One of four things may happen:

1. There are no empty seats at curtain (full refund).
2. You sit down for a portion of Act 1 but are asked to vacate if someone arrives late (full refund).
3. You watch Act 1 but are asked to vacate for Act 2 if someone arrives late (full refund).
4. You are seated and never asked to vacate (no refund). 

If scenarios 1-3 occur before the box office closes, you will be issued a refund in real-time. If the box office has closed, you will be issued a refund the next business day (please hand the ticket to the usher/house manager before leaving).

Please note:
* Specific seating not guaranteed.
* You may not be able to sit together if purchasing multiple standby tickets.
* You may be asked to switch empty seats at any point during the show, including splitting up standby ticket holders.

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Driving Directions to Mesa Parking Structure (MPS)
4000 Mesa Rd | Irvine, CA 92617

Walking directions from MPS to Arts Box Office

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Box Office Hours (beg. 9/27):

  • Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 1 hr. before paid events, at the venue box office | (949) 824-2787

 ADA / accessiblity info

 Discounted advance pre-paid parking permits
Reserve at least the day before the event.

 Shuttle info
Service is available for guests with disabilities or those with mobility issues, from the Mesa Parking Structure (MPS) to select shows throughout the season.

Please note:
- Dates, times, and program information are subject to change, cancelation, or substitution without notice.
- Discretion is advised at some performances due to adult language or content.