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Pay What You Choose

First Stage is committed to broadening our reach and deepening our impact throughout our community.  As part of this commitment, First Stage offers Pay What You Choose performances for select productions.

Pay What You Choose seats are available on the day of the scheduled Pay What You Choose performance on a first come, first served basis at the box office. There is a minimum suggested ticket price of $10 per person. Doors open one hour prior to the start of the Pay What You Choose performance. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early. To find out how to reserve tickets for your community organization, contact us at

Ticket availability is limited, and seat location is subject to availability. There are no refunds or exchanges available for Pay What You Choose performances, and the special rate cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets in combination with other ticket offers or towards a Family Package or Family All-Access Membership purchase. Please note that Pay What You Choose performances and dates are subject to change. 

SOLD OUT! Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play!"

Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7PM

Please note: this Pay What You Choose Performance is SOLD OUT!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 7PM

This Pay What You Choose Performance is sponsored by First Stage's Inclusion & Accessibility Partner,

Children's Wisconsin


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An Enemy of the People

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 7PM

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Escape from Peligro Island

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 7PM

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