WELCOME TO THE PORTFRINGE 2016 BOX OFFICE
[we know…there’s a lot of info here…but it’s totally useful]
PORTFRINGE 2016 PASSES
Types of passes, how they work, and when/where to get them.
* RUSH PASSES – SINGLE AND MULTI SHOW OPTIONS!
The following Show Passes are for general admission rush seats for ANY PortFringe show. If you are interested in passes that guarantee admission to specific performances, please read on below.
- Single Show Pass — $10.00
redeemable for one individual to one show
- 3-Show Punch Pass — $28.00
redeemable for one individual to three shows
- 9-Show Punch Pass — $75.00 – NEW THIS YEAR!
redeemable for one individual to nine shows
- VIP SuperPass — $125.00
redeemable for one individual to an unlimited number of shows
TO PURCHASE RUSH PASSES:
All sales are $$$ CASH ONLY $$$ – Please Plan Ahead!
PASSES CURRENTLY FOR SALE AT ALL COFFEE BY DESIGN LOCATIONS! *CASH ONLY*
- 1 Diamond StreetPortland, ME 04101
- 620 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
- 67 India Street
Portland, ME 04101
- 43 Washington Ave
Portland, ME 04101
- 95 Main Street
(inside the L.L.Bean Flagship Store:
Main Street Level)
Freeport, ME 04033
Advance ONLINE Sales have ended!
PLEASE NOTE: If you purchased tickets online, you will NOT receive your Pass(es) in the mail! Your name and order will be on a “will-call” list and you must pick up your advance passes at the PortFringe “Fringe Central” Box Office at Portland Stage Company any time during the festival week, beginning any time after 4:30PM on Saturday, June 18 – the first day of the festival.
REMINDER: All sales are final. No refunds. Thank you for your understanding. Still have questions about Show Passes? Feel free to email the PF-16 Box Office c/o email@example.com
All box office transactions during the festival week are CASH-ONLY.
Please Plan Ahead!
If you want to see a PortFringe show, you must purchase a Show Pass. Read on for details!
The PortFringe festival, with one notable exception (see the section for “Triple By-Pass” below), operates on an All-Rush pass-holder system. This means that show pass-holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis until all seats are filled, or the performance begins – whichever happens first. Excepting special circumstances, there will be NO LATE SEATING at ANY PortFringe SHOW. There is no way for PortFringe to predict attendance for any given event and there will be sold-out performances. PortFringe offers the following advice for our audience members:
Buy Show Passes in advance. People who already have Passes will be seated before those who do not. And remember – buying multi-show “punch passes” not only gives you a spot in the advance line, but it also saves you money and time at the box office.
Be early. If you are concerned you may not get into the show of your choice, show up early. The official PortFringe queues for each show will be formed 60 minutes before each show begins. Bring a book. Bring an iPod. Bring a friend. Wait it out.
Plan ahead. Look at the schedule and develop your PortFringe “plan of attack”… PortFringe show start times are staggered by 15 minutes and are no more than one hour in length – if you are turned away from sold-out show that begins at 4:00PM in one venue, there will be a 4:15PM show in another venue.
Above all – Don’t Panic, and HAVE FUN! The “all-rush” process can seem intimidating – especially for new PortFringe audience members; however, this does not need to be the case! Remember that (with very limited exceptions) each PortFringe production has at least three performances during the festival week – there will multiple opportunities for you to see the shows you’re most excited about, and myriad opportunities to see shows that you know nothing about! The “all-rush”, low-cost box office process is a critical component of the PortFringe model – designed specifically to create a festival atmosphere that encourages risk-taking, adventurous theater-going!
* SPECIAL 3-SHOW GRAB BAG
Don’t know what to see at PortFringe? Let PortFringe decide for you – and SAVE!
3-Show “Grab Bag” Punch Pass — $20.00 (an $8 discount!)
Available only at PortFringe Central Box Office in person