Still haven’t purchased tickets to see the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent?” Well, you might just be lucky enough to score front-row seats to the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical.
Two and a half hours prior to every performance of “Rent,” at the Schuster Center, hopeful attendees will have the chance to enter a drawing to win front-row seats at that night’s performance, according to a news release from the Victoria Theatre Association.
The show will run Jan. 21-26, 2020. To enter, you’ll need to print your name and the number of tickets that you desire (only up to two tickets per person are allowed) at the box office. Then, two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of orchestra tickets priced at $25 each.
Typically, these front-row orchestra tickets run from $79 to $94. This tradition of having a drawing for front-row orchestra seats began in 1996 in New York when the show moved to Broadway after a sold-out run in a small downtown theater. To this day, the producers of “Rent” are committed to ensuring that everyone has a chance to see the show.
Only one entry per person is allowed. Winners will have to present a valid ID to purchase the tickets. The tickets are subject to availability.
“Rent” performance and lottery times:
- Tuesday, Jan. 21 — Lottery begins at 5 p.m. Drawing is at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Lottery begins at 5 p.m. Drawing is at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 23 — Lottery begins at 5 p.m. Drawing is at 5:30 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 24 — Lottery begins at 5:30 p.m. Drawing is at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 25 — Lottery begins at 11:30 a.m. Drawing is at noon. Show starts at 2 p.m. Lottery begins at 5:30 p.m. Drawing is at 6 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 26 — Lottery begins at 10:30 a.m. Drawing is at 11 a.m. Show starts at 1 p.m. Lottery begins at 4 p.m. Drawing is at 4:30 p.m. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the lottery, head to victoriatheatre.com. For any general inquiries about tickets, you can call the Ticket Center Stage Box Office at (937) 228-3630.