Tickets & Subscriptions

Patron Services & Tickets

Through collaborations with artists, educators, community leaders, and institutional partners, Washington Performing Arts brings wide-ranging artistic programs to stages, schools, and neighborhoods throughout our nation’s capital, and, with our virtual platforms, share our work throughout the world.

Subscribe to Washington Performing Arts Events

Subscribing is a commitment to sharing singular, sublime experiences featuring the world’s best artists in our city’s most outstanding venues. Subscribers secure terrific seats at locked-in prices, no matter the demand. Enjoy seamless exchanges with no fees, plus additional discounts for select performances and special events.

The Benefits of Being a Washington Performing Arts Subscriber

Instead of buying and seeing just one concert, subscribers reserve seats for multiple events. Free ticket exchanges, reduced handling fees, advance access to special events, guest pass tickets, and more. Subscribers receive deeper savings, access to seats before the general public, and better access to all Washington Performing Arts offers. Subscribers enjoy benefits not available to single-ticket holders, and the more shows you see, the lower the tickets cost.

What packages are available?

Orchestra Series

Experience awe-inspiring symphonic sounds from some of the world’s leading orchestras.

Hayes Piano Series

Established in 1966 in honor of Washington Performing Arts founder Patrick Hayes and his wife, pianist and pedagogue Evelyn Swarthout Hayes, the Hayes Piano Series has featured recitals by some of the world’s finest emerging pianists, including Alfred Brendel, Yuja Wang, Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, and so many more.

Recitalist Series

Hear industry icons and artists-on-the-rise in the intimate John F. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

Young Patrons Subscriptions

Washington Performing Arts offers a Young Patron Subscription for those age 40 and younger. Purchase tickets to three (3) Washington Performing Arts performances from a curated list for only $99 and we will seat you with other young arts fans.

The 2023-2024 Season Young Patron performances include: An Evening With Paul Huang; mandolin and accordion duo Avi Avital and Hanzhi Wang; pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Awadagin Pratt; Kronos Quartet; pianist Beatrice Rana; Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

*Tickets to other performances can be added at full price.

 


Young Patrons FAQs

Do I get to select my own seats?
Part of the impetus behind this program is to allow space for young arts patrons to meet each other. We do our best to seat all Young Patron Subscription holders in the same section so that you can easily socialize before and after the performance or at intermission. However, if you choose to add additional events to your subscription at full price, you may select your own seats for those events.

At General Admission venues (including Sixth & I), patrons do not receive a seating assignment and select their own seats upon arrival. Please review our website and pre-show emails for further details on when doors open.

What if I want to sit near my friend?
Let us know as soon as you realize both of you have tickets to an event.We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Can I order more than three performances?
Only three (3) performances may be ordered at the three-for-$99 price point. However, additional performances (including events excluded from the subscription) may be added onto your subscription at full price.

I have an accessibility request and/or required accommodation. What do I do?
Please email us at patronservices@washingtonperformingarts.org accommodations such as listening enhancement devices, wheelchair accessibility, and large print programs vary from venue to venue. For specific information, please contact Patron Services at (202) 785-9727.

What if something comes up and I can’t attend one of my selected performances?
No problem. As a subscriber, you may exchange your tickets for another 2023-24 season performance, with advance notice. If you wish to exchange into a premium performance, the value of your tickets will be credited towards the market rate and you simply pay the difference.

When do I get my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up under your name at the Washington Performing Arts table at the venue one hour before the advertised performance start time. Please have your photo ID with you to claim your tickets.

Fixed Concert Subscriptions

Orchestra Series, Hayes Piano Series, Recitalist Series

  • Save up to 20%* off single-ticket prices when you subscribe to our Orchestra Series, Hayes Piano Series**, or Recitalist Series**.
  • Secure the same seats for every performance in your series.
  • If your plans change, exchange your tickets for free into other 2023-2024 Season performances.
  • $10 handling fees per order, whereas single tickets incur a handling fee of 15% of the order total.

** Hayes Piano Series and Recitalist Series subscriptions are currently unavailable.

Build Your Own Subscription

Custom 3 Performance Series

  • Save up to 10%* off single-ticket prices when you choose three (3) paid events.
  • Secure seats before tickets are available to the general public.
  • If your plans change, exchange your tickets for free into other 2023-2024 Season performances.
  • $10 handling fees per order, whereas single tickets incur a handling fee of 15% of the order total.
  • Discount will apply automatically when the minimum number of eligible events are in your cart.

Custom 5 Performance Series

  • Save up to 15%* off single-ticket prices when you choose five (5) or more paid events.
  • Secure seats before tickets are available to the general public.
  • If your plans change, exchange your tickets for free into other 2023/24 Season performances.
  • $10 handling fees per order, whereas single tickets incur a handling fee of 15% of the order total.
  • Discount will apply automatically when the minimum number of eligible events are in your cart.

* Some seating sections or performances are excluded from discounts. Reservations for free events do not count toward the minimum number of events for Custom 3 or 5 subscriptions.

Want Early Subscription Seating Access?
Become a Friend!

Our annual donor’s group, the Friends of Washington Arts, provides invaluable support for our artistic and education programming throughout the year. As a thank-you, we offer Friends these exceptional subscription benefits:

  • Higher seating priority: During our subscription-only period Friends subscription orders are reserved (by donor level) ahead of orders from the general public.
  • Waived order fees: Friends subscribe without a handling fee—a $10 savings. Throughout the season, Friends also enjoy waived fees for additional single-ticket orders—a savings of 15% on the ticket order.

Questions?

Questions? Contact our Patron Services.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Staff work hybrid schedules in the office during business hours.

On performance days, Patron Services representatives are available in the lobby or box office of our venues 90 minutes before performance start times.

Contact

Patron Services
(202) 785 9727
PatronServices@WashingtonPerformingArts.org

Mailing Address

Washington Performing Arts Patron Services
1400 K Street NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20005