Taub Box Office

The Taub Box Office at The Public Theater

Box Office Hours

The Box Office is open from 2:00pm - 6:00pm (or 30 minutes past last performance of the day).  On matinee days the Box Office opens one hour before the first show of the day.

Call Center

To order tickets by phone, please call 212.967.7555 Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10:00AM and 7:00PM, or Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00PM.

Please note: on Tuesday 1/16 and Thursday 1/17 the Call Center will open at 11am.


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Plays, titles, actors, directors, programs, venues, and performance dates and times are subject to change.


Convenience fees:
$5 per ticket
$3 per ticket for Joe’s Pub
Convenience fees are waived for Members and Partners of the Public Theater or when you buy in person at the Taub Box Office.

Facility fees:
Facility fees help The Public Theater maintain our historic home at 425 Lafayette as well as The Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
$2 per ticket
$1.50 per ticket for Joe’s Pub

Facility fees are waived for Members and Partners of the Public Theater


There is a $5 per ticket exchange fee. Fee waived for Public Theater Members and Partners.
Tickets may only be exchanged for another performance of the same production.
Exchanges are subject to availability.
Exchanges cannot be made on lost tickets.

Call or visit us at least 48 hours before the original performance date.

Can I exchange my tickets for a donation?

If you are unable to attend a performance at The Public Theater, you may return your ticket and receive a tax-deductible contribution equal to the value of the ticket you purchased. Donation requests must be received by 12pm for matinee performances at 6pm for evening performances.

If you are unable to attend a performance at Joe’s Pub, you may return your ticket for resale to another patron, but we are unable to offer a tax-deductible contribution or refund in exchange for your ticket.

TodayTix $20 Ticket Mobile Rush

Continuing our partnership with TodayTix to make theater more accessible for everyone, $20 mobile rush tickets will be made available for main stage productions in The Public’s downtown season at Astor Place.

Download the TodayTix App at http://www.todaytix.com

Daily mobile rush tickets will be offered beginning with the second preview performance of each production’s run.

Mobile Rush Information 

1. Mobile rush tickets will be available at 10am each performance day and remain available until the inventory is sold out or until 2 hours prior to the performance time.

2. You will be confirmed immediately when your purchase is completed by TodayTix.

3. Tickets may be picked up at the Taub Box Office beginning one hour prior to show time.

Download the TodayTix App at http://www.todaytix.com

Mobile Rush Tickets are limited and only available via the TodayTix app.  Rush tickets are not available in person at the box office.

Student Tickets

Subject to availability and production
Student tickets are $30. Cash and credit cards are accepted for student ticket purchases.
Student tickets may be purchased in person at The Taub Box Office.

Must have a valid student ID at the time of purchase.

Limit two ticket per person.

Student tickets may not be available for all productions including Joe's Pub and special events. 

Full-Price Cancellation List

On the day of a sold out performance, we may take a limited full-price cancellation list for tickets when the box office opens (2pm or 1 hour prior to the first show of the day if there is a matinee)

Names may only be added to the full-price cancellation list in person at The Taub Box Office window.

The full-price cancellation list will be called no earlier than 30 minutes before curtain.

If you are called and are not present, your name will be removed from the list. 

Limit of two tickets per person.

Group Sales

For groups of 10 or more, please call 212-967-7555 for group pricing and information.

Please note that we DO NOT have the ability to put aside group tickets for Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Pick-Up & Late Seating

Patrons picking up tickets at the Taub Box Office will be asked to present identification. Please have your ID or credit card ready.

Late seating is solely at the discretion of management.
Ticketed seat locations are not guaranteed past curtain time.


Children under five are not admitted unless explicitly noted.


All performances are accessible to those who use wheelchairs. For more information, visit our Accessibility page.

Third Party Ticket Sales

The Public Theater does not recommend purchasing tickets through third parties.

We are not responsible for tickets not purchased through The Public Theater. 

We only are able to supply tickets or reprints to the original buyer of the ticket with the order confirmation number, or the credit card that was used for the purchase.