Become A Member

With a tax-deductible contribution starting at just $65, Members enjoy a year of savings on tickets and transaction fees, free exchanges and priority booking access when shows and events go on-sale. But more importantly, your contribution is a gift that supports The Public’s mission of providing great theater that is available to all.

Can I give Membership as a gift?

Absolutely. You can purchase a gift certificate equal to the value of a Membership, which the recipient can then redeem. You can also set up a gift membership by visiting us in person at the Taub Box Office (which opens at 2pm, or 1 hour prior to the first performance of the day) or by calling 212.967.7555.

Does Membership come with reserved seats to Shakespeare in the Park or Public Works?

Reserved seats to Free Shakespeare in the Park, as well as our annual Public Works presentation, are available to supporters of The Public Theater.

  • Members can reserve a seat to Free Shakespeare in the Park by making an additional $200 contribution.  Members can also reserve a seat to Public Works by making an additional $75 contribution per seat.
  • Public Supporters at the $500 level receive two reserved seats, which can be used for either Free Shakespeare in the Park or Public Works.  Public Supporters at the $1000 level receive four reserved seats (four for one show or a pair to each).
When does Member access for the spring shows begin?

KINGS, BLACK LIGHT, THE LOW ROAD, and MISS YOU LIKE HELL are now available to Members. Please log in for access.

Other spring shows will become available at a later date.

By becoming a Member, will I be guaranteed tickets to shows I want to see, when I want to see them?

No. All Member tickets are subject to availability.

Members are strongly encouraged to access their benefits and book tickets during the Priority Access period in order to lock in seats before a show sells out.  Many shows do sell out and some sell out quickly.

In the event that a show becomes sold out, Members will be given priority notification if and when performances are added.

If you are considering joining as a Member in order to see a show that is already on-sale please be sure to check that seats are available for purchase.  Some shows or performances may already be sold out and seats may not be available regardless of your new Membership status.

Are tickets included in the cost of Membership?

No. The Membership contribution does not include tickets. 
Member tickets start as low as $25 for most shows and events. 
Members will be alerted when the Priority Access period is open in order to book tickets before the general public.

For Premium Members ($500+), your contribution does include reserved seating at Free Shakespeare in the Park.

How can I get even earlier access to shows & events?

Join as a Public Supporter, with a gift starting at $500, and enjoy earlier access before other Members and the general public and enjoy two (2) reserved seats to a production of Free Shakespeare in the Park.

How is Membership different from Subscription?

Unlike a traditional subscription, where you book seats to a series of performances in a season and the cost of the subscription is contingent on a particular package level, with Membership there are no prepaid packages or large upfront financial commitments.  Membership is completely flexible and you can choose just the shows you want.  Membership starts at $65, and Member tickets can start as low as $25 for most shows and events.


For even more access to shows & events, plus additional benefits, join the Partners Program.

Under 40? Explore our Young Partner Program ($500+)!

Partners Program




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Public Supporter

Public Supporter

Access to book discount seat(s) for preview performances
1 per show
2 per show
Access to book discount seat(s) for all performances
1 per show
2 per show
2 per show
2 per show
Complimentary reserved seats to select programming at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park
48-Hour Even-Earlier Priority Booking periods
Priority Booking periods
20% off food/beverages at Joe's Pub, Concessions, Library
Access to Member Hotline
Waived ticket fees
Free exchanges
Fully tax-deductible gift

BECOME A MEMBER (starting at $65)

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