Ticket Opportunities

Whether you are an advance planner or like to take advantage of last minute deals – there are many ways to save money on tickets! Pick the program that is best for you.

Rush and Lottery Tickets

Rush Ticketing

Ideal for: Full-time students • active military • seniors 62+

What’s the deal? Rush tickets are the remaining seats in performance that are offered for purchase at a 50% discount for full-time students, active military and seniors 62+. You must buy Rush tickets in person – but we’d love to see you!

How it works:

  1. Call Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or check out at today’s performance on our calendar to see if there are open seats.
  2. Arrive at the theatre one hour before performance
  3. Go to to the Box Office and ask if Rush tickets are still available. Show your valid ID and purchase.
  4. Congrats! You just saved 50% off the current price!

The small print: Two Rush tickets per valid ID. Rush tickets are subject to availability. Even if you see earlier in the day that there are open seats, it’s possible they will sell out before you arrive.


TodayTix Lottery

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Ideal for: Fans of Broadway-style lottery programs • those looking for a deep discount • people with day-of availability

What’s the deal? The Playhouse has partnered with the TodayTix mobile app to offer you the chance to purchase discounted tickets day-of.

How it works:

  1. Download the TodayTix app – it’s free!
  2. Click on “Filters” in top navigation of app and select “San Diego”
  3. The current Playhouse Mobile Lottery offering will be listed
  4. Follow prompts to enter the Mobile Lottery for day-of tickets. Availability is limited, good luck!

The small print: Every performance day, on a first-come, first-served basis, a limited number of discounted Lottery tickets will be made available. Seating location is at the discretion of the Box Office.

Group Sales

Group Sales

Ideal for: Advance planners • people who like to enjoy theatre with a group of friends • family celebrations • corporate events • non-profits

What’s the deal? Save 10 – 35% on single ticket prices when you bring a group of ten or more.

How it works:

  1. Gather a group of 10 or more eager theatregoers
  2. Choose a play and performance date
  3. Call (858) 550-1010 and press 8 for Group Sales, or email [email protected]
  4. The Group Sales Representative will work with you to select your seat locations and will put your seats on a temporary hold. Once a deposit is paid, your seat locations become permanent.
  5. Now enjoy the show!

The small print: Discount varies based on by group size, date and day of the week. Students, seniors and nonprofit groups save the most. There are no exchanges or refunds on group tickets.


Student Groups

Ideal for: Middle school, high school and college students.

What’s the deal? Select discounts for 10 or more students. Special price for teachers and chaperones.

Call (858) 550-1010 and press 8 for Group Sales, or email [email protected]

Student Tickets

$10 Student Rush Tickets

Current college and high school students may purchase a $10 ticket at the window one hour before the show begins if a ticket is available in Area 1 or Area 2 seating. Two tickets per student – Student ID required.

30 & Under

Ideal for: art-lovers aged 30 years and younger • those who are flexible on seating location

What’s the deal? If you are 30 years or younger, you get Area 2 tickets for $20. That’s pretty much it.

How it works:

  1. Click performance calendar to select your date
  2. Enter Promo Code CULTUREFIX
  3. Choose seats in Area 2
  4. Add $20 30 & Under tickets to your cart (limit 2) and check out
  5. Pick up your tickets at Will Call the day of your performance and don’t forget your ID so we know the tickets are going to you
  6. Enjoy your show!

The small print: There are a limited number of 30 & Under tickets, so buy early! Limit 2 tickets per ID/order.

24 for 24 Program

Spontaneous? Love Theatre? Want to support Arts in Education? JOIN 24 for 24!

Donate $75 to support our education and outreach programs for San Diego students and get access to $24 tickets 24 hours before a performance.

Memberships for the 2019/2020 season are now available!

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Blue Star Theatre Tickets

La Jolla Playhouse welcomes U.S. military personnel, spouses and children, as well as U.S. veterans.

La Jolla Playhouse has a long-standing commitment to the military personnel in our community, and we welcome you to our theatre. Tickets for military personnel and their immediate family are available for most shows. Please visit our season page to find out what’s playing.

1. Choose the production
2. Choose your date
3. Hover over the seat map for Area 2 seating
4. Add $25 Military Disc to your cart (Limit 2)
5. Check out

Facility and handling fees apply.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. If you have questions call (858) 550-1010.

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Discounted Tickets

Area 3 Discounted Tickets

For most performances, a limited number of Area 3 $20-$35 tickets are made available one week before the first performance.

First Look Performances

First Look performances are in the first week of a show’s run and are typically a lower price. They give theatre fans the opportunity to attend early performances in which the creative team is polishing the production. They are ideal for people who enjoy the development process of new plays and musicals and who want to be among the first to see a new show on stage.

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