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Theatre know before you go & FAQs

Below are some tips specific to your theatre experience.



There is no formal dress code to attend a performance at the Fine Arts Center. Theatre is a special experience; we’d suggest dressing as if you were going out for a nice dinner, whatever that means for you. Layers are also a good idea as temperatures can vary throughout the theatre. A coatroom and free lockers can be found adjacent the main entry for coats, large bags, umbrellas and other belongings.



Parking in the Fine Arts Center parking lot is FREE for theatre patrons but can fill up quickly for theatre performances. Please be prepared to find alternate street parking if necessary.



Patrons are allowed in the theatre 30 minutes before the show begins but you’ll want to arrive well before that for parking and all the reasons outlined below. Should you arrive late or after curtain, for the safety of our performers and the benefit of fellow patrons, you may be held in the lobby until there is a suitable seating break during the performance.


Cell phones are allowed in the theatre but we kindly ask that you silence them and refrain from using any devices during the performance. Sets, costumes, scenery, and other production elements are considered intellectual property and may be copyrighted.

The use of any device to photograph or record during the performance is strictly prohibited. 


While each theatre production has recommended ages, parents should use discretion when deciding which shows are appropriate for their children. We have family shows for children as young as 3 and other productions recommended for audiences 18+ based on adult themes and content.

Children under the age of five are not permitted in our Mainstage theatre.


Dinner is available in Taste (prepayment is required; space is limited) starting 90 minutes before Mainstage performances.

Wine, beer, craft cocktails, and small plates are available in Deco Lounge starting 90 minutes before Mainstage performances (credit card payments only).



Phone: (719) 634-5583 | Email:


Patrons have the option to receive their tickets via email or have them held at will call. Will call is located at the FAC Front Desk.
If you’d like to request your tickets be mailed, please call our box office a minimum of 10 days prior to the performance (a shipping fee will apply).


We welcome visitors with disabilities. Please contact Frances Huntington,, (719) 477-4360 to request accommodations.
We are offering American Sign Language interpretation and live audio description one date per performance for the 2023-2024 theatre season. See performance webpages for dates and times.


Ticket prices vary by production and by seating section, however seats for most shows start at $20 (limited availability). Members can receive a 10% discount on tickets (does not apply to standard seats).

Card processing fees and a $1 order fee are applicable to theatre ticket purchases. These fees cover the costs associated with processing payments online and maintaining the platform to do so. No refunds. Credit via an FAC gift card is available.

Student Rush Tickets
Students from any educational institution can purchase rush tickets the day of the performance at the FAC front desk for $15 with school ID.

Colorado College students receive a FREE rush ticket 1 hour before the performance).

Tickets subject to availability and must be purchased in person.

Military Discounts
Thanks to Blue Star Theatres, active, reserve, and retired members of the Military are able to receive 1 (one) ticket at the current member rate for any theatre production.

Group Rates
Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Call (719) 634-5583 to book your group today.


Ticket Exchanges
Tickets may be exchanged until the date of your scheduled performance, subject to availability, for another performance during the same production. A $5 exchange fee applies (waived for subscribers). Price differential and other rules may apply. Beginning two hours prior to curtain, exchanges for that performance are no longer available. For assistance, please call at (719) 634-5583.

Lost Tickets
It happens! Simply visit our front desk or call (719) 634-5583 and a new ticket can be printed for you.

Donate Tickets
If you are unable to use or exchange your tickets, you may transfer them prior to the performance as a tax-deductible contribution. Call (719) 634-5583 to donate your tickets.

Performance Cancelations
Performance cancelations are rare but do happen on occasion due to inclement weather, public health emergencies, etc. In the unlikely event of a show cancelation, we’ll post notice to the homepage of our website, and attempt to contact ticket holders via email and/or phone for that performance. Patrons can also find out if a performance has been canceled by calling the Front Desk at (719) 634-5583. The option for exchange or refund will be issued in the event of a canceled performance