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Arena Theater Ticket Information

Arena Theater is what is known as a black box theater. A black box theater allows for different stage and audience configurations. Because of this, Arena Theater is General Admission. And because of the size of our theater, there is not a bad seat in the house.


Season Tickets


Season Tickets go on sale each fall and are available for purchase up through the fall show. This is the best way to see all the shows in the Arena Theater season. A season ticket will give you one ticket for each of the three shows in the season for one low price.

  • General Public $25
  • Wheaton Students/Faculty/Staff $22

There are two ways to purchase season tickets:


Tickets are available online starting October 9, 2013. Online season tickets are sold as packages for the same night for each show. For example, Opening Night Friday Season tickets would get you an opening night ticket for each of the three shows. The reason for this purchasing set up is to minimize fees associated with online purchasing and to simplify the process. If those three nights work for you, you will find your tickets at will call when you arrive at the theater. If not, you are always able to exchange the ticket as the show gets closer. Just call the box office to make the exchange. We ask that you make exchanges at least 24 hours before the performance to give us time to make the adjustments. If it is less than 24 hours before, we cannot guarantee an exchange will be possible.

Box Office

Season tickets will be available October 9-16 in the box office. The box office is open M-F, 12pm-5pm. You can also call the box office at (630) 752-5800. At the box office, you can actually choose the individual nights that you want for each performance. The box office accepts cash, credit cards, and checks. Please make checks out to Wheaton College.

Individual Tickets

Tickets for the individual shows are available online at any time. Tickets are available in the box office or at the Beamer Center 10 days prior to opening night for each play.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

Wheaton Faculty/Staff, Students and Seniors

  • $8 Weekdays and Matinees
  • $9 Weekends

General Public

  • $9 Weekdays and Matinees
  • $10 Weekends

*Musicals are an extra $1 per ticket due to the cost of production. 

Other Information

Refunds and Exchanges

There are no refunds for tickets. Tickets may be exchanged for another performance up to 24 hours prior to either the new or old performance, whichever comes first.

Waiting List

The waiting list opens one hour prior to each sold out performance. You must be present to get on the waiting list and may only sign up for two tickets per person present. If seats are available, tickets will begin to be released 10 minutes prior to curtain.

Late Seating

Depending on the show there may not be late seating available. Your seats are guaranteed until the start of the show (2pm or 7:30pm). After that, there is no guarantee of seating in that show and there are no refunds for your tickets.
If you have other questions, please contact the Box Office at (630) 752-5800.

Handicapped Access

There is always handicapped access to Arena Theater through the East doors. There is a ramp and handicapped parking on the East side of the theater. Please let a house manager know how they can assist you.

If there are any question about ticket sales, please contact the box office at (630) 752-5800.

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