Family Package Renewal FAQ

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How have my Family Package options changed for the 2019/20 season?

  • The more you buy, the more you save! When you purchase any five or more plays in our season, you will save up to 50% off regular ticket prices for our performances at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater, depending on the price zone you choose.

    • Seats in the “Best” areas will save 50%; the “Better” areas save 40%, and the “Good” areas will be 30% off our regular single ticket prices.

2019-20 seating chart

  • If you purchase three plays or four plays in our season, you will still enjoy significant savings off regular single ticket prices. Seats in the “Best” areas will save 40%; the “Better” areas save 30%, and the “Good” areas will be 20% off our regular single ticket prices.

  • Ticket prices for all performances at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, including our First Steps Series, Young Company Performance Projects, and Foundry Stage Series production, will be at one General Admission price, still discounted from our regular single ticket prices.

What do “Best,” “Better,” and “Good” on your seating chart represent?

  • These titles provide a general description of the seating area, based on where our patrons have preferred to purchase their tickets over the last few seasons.
    • “Best” is mostly located in Sections 3 and 4 of our main floor.
    • “Better” is mostly located in the front sections of sections 2 and 5, as well as the seats closer to the inner aisle of sections 1 and 6. Additionally, “Better” zone seats may be found in the center sections of our balcony.
    • “Good” is located on the further left and right sides or sections 1 and 6 and towards the rear of sections 2 and 5. Additionally, “Good” zone seats may be found in the left and right side sections of the balcony. 


How are these sections different than prior seasons?

  • Our lowest priced seats – formerly in the balcony – are now accessible on the main floor, allowing you to get up close to the action.
  • When single tickets go on sale on August 5, we will have a selection of seats available for sale at a “Value” price zone, located to the far sides of sections 1 and 6. These seats will not be eligible for Family Package discounts.


Are the balcony seats available right away?

  • Seats closest to the stage on the main floor are the first to go on sale, to guarantee both an exceptional experience for our audiences, as well as allowing our actors to perform off the energy of our remarkable audiences. There will be several options for you to accommodate your preferences of price and central location on our main floor with your Family Package.
    • For seats closest in price to your prior Family Package orders, you can select the “Good” price zone, and get up close to the action on the main floor!
    • For centrally located seats, you may upgrade your seats to the “Best” or “Better” sections on the main floor. The “Good” seats in sections 2 and 5 (the “pie wedge” sections of the main floor) will also give you a clear view of the entire stage.


How long can I take advantage of these Family Package savings?

  • Unlike prior seasons, these Family Package prices will stay the same – these significant discounts have no expiration date, as long as there are at least three plays in our season to build your Family Package! However, we encourage our First Stage Families to make their package purchases early, to guarantee the best choice of seats to our performances.


I still have questions not included in this guide.

  • Please contact our Patron Services Manager at (414) 267-2961 or ticketmanager@firststage.org, weekdays from 9am – 4:30pm. We are happy to help you build the Family Package best suited for your family!