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Youth audiences at Children's Theatre Company

Single Ticket Policies

Ticket exchanges

Single tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same title up to 24 hours prior to the performance you are scheduled to attend. Complimentary and group tickets are not exchangeable. All exchanges are subject to availability and exchange fees ($5.00 per ticket). Any amount left over as a result of an exchange will be held on your account to apply to other tickets for the same title, and any amount owed as a result of an exchange is due at the time the exchange is made. There are no refunds. 

Exchanges can be made online in your CTC account, in person at our Ticket Office, or over the phone at 612.874.0400.


Lap passes

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theatre. Lap passes are available for all shows that take both in the UnitedHealth Group Stage and the Cargill Theatre, for children 3 years and under.

Lap passes are $5 and can only be purchased in person at the Ticket Office on the day of the show. Lap passes are a final sale.


Unattended Minor Policy

Children under the age of 16 may not attend CTC productions without an adult seated with them in their party.


Missed performances

CTC does not offer compensation for missed performances or refunds on ticket purchases. CTC rarely cancels performances due to inclement weather. If you are concerned or unsure about traveling in inclement weather, we recommend you prioritize safety, and exchange your tickets as early as possible.


Stranding Single Seats

Because children must be accompanied by an adult at all performances, CTC maintains a policy of not stranding single seats for single ticket orders. This helps us ensure that as many parties as possible can sit together at our performances. Single seats may appear on the charts due to exchanges.


Service charges

A $4 per-ticket service charge is added to online and phone orders. There are no service charges for in-person orders.



There are no refunds on ticket purchases. Tickets may be donated back to the theatre, or the value, minus service fees, may be converted to a credit on your CTC account for use for another performance in the current season.


Media Permissions

The ticket-holder grants permission to CTC (and its designees and agents) to utilize the holder’s image, likeness, actions, and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication, or reproduction made of, or at, the Event in any medium or content for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes without further authorization or compensation.


Subscription Policies


Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same title up to 2 hours prior to their scheduled performance. 

  • All subscribers have unlimited no-fee exchanges. However, if a subscriber moves to a more expensive zone or performance, the subscriber is responsible for the difference owed. 
  • Preview Subscribers can exchange to either Preview Tuesday, Preview Wednesday, or Preview Thursday without occurring additional ticket costs. If exchanging to a non-Preview performance, subscribers will be responsible for the difference in ticket price. 

Any subscription add-on tickets are subject to regular subscriber exchange policies.

Exchanges can be made online in your CTC account, in person at our Ticket Office, or over the phone at 612.874.0400.



Missed Show Benefit 

Missed your show? Just call our Ticket Office at 612-874-0400 to exchange your tickets to another performance.


Additional Savings 

The following subscriber discounts apply to all add-on tickets: 

  • Full Season Subscribers save 25% on any additional add-ons year round. 
  • Create-Your-Own Subscribers save 15% on any additional add-ons year round. 
  • Preview Subscribers do not receive any additional discounts. 
  • Full Season Subscribers save 15% on Theatre Arts Training classes; Create-Your-Own Subscribers save 10%.


All add-on tickets are subject to dynamic pricing.

Lap passes cannot be purchased as part of a subscription. Lap passes may only be purchased in person on the date of your scheduled performance.