Summer 2017 Box Office information coming soon!
~~Please plan your ticket purchases carefully. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Infants and children under 5 are not admitted.
~~Online ticket sales for summer shows are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. A service charge of $5.00 per order (not per ticket) is charged for online orders. Service fees help cover the considerable cost of providing online services.
The first rows of our front section are reserved for our Patrons – those who contribute $125 or more to the theater. Call 509.548.2000 to donate and secure seats at the same time. We reserve Patron seats for our donors until the day before a performance.
~~ If a performance has only Patron seating left, that performance date will no longer be available for online purchase.
Unclaimed Patron Seats are available to the public as $35 Rush tickets beginning at 10:30 a.m. the day before the performance at our Box Office. People standing in line at the Box Office will be helped first at 10:30. If Rush tickets remain, we will sell the remaining Rush seats by phone. Rush tickets are not available online.
~Tickets are mailed if purchased 7 days before a performance, if less than 7 days your tickets will be held at Will Call. Online orders outside of the U.S. or Canada will be held at Will Call. All online orders receive an email confirmation of the purchase.
~When purchasing tickets online, you have access to the same seats as you do when you call in. Tickets can be purchased online until approximately 3 hours prior to any performance. Last-minute tickets are available on site one hour before showtime if there are any remaining seats.
~ Gift certificates can be redeemed in person at the Box Office or by calling 509.548.2000. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed via the online ticket sales option at this time.
Please plan your ticket purchases carefully. All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges. Infants and children under 5 are not admitted.
Please allow at least 20 minutes to park and walk to the theater in all locations. Latecomers will be seated at the back of the theater, not in their reserved seats.
For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Family Guidelines which are located on each show page on the website.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I get a brochure?
Call 509-548-2000 to request a brochure.
Where do I pick up my Will Call tickets?
Will Call tickets may be picked up at the Box Office during regular business hours (10:30 – 5:30) or at the gate of the show for which they were purchased, one hour before show time. Please bring identification when picking up your tickets.
Do you have a waiting list for sold out shows?
No, we don’t maintain a waiting list because all sales are final, with no refunds or exchanges on tickets once they are purchased. Will Call tickets are prepaid and will be held at the gate for their purchasers.
Is there Taxi or shuttle service from lodging to the theater?
Leavenworth Shuttle and Taxi, based in Leavenworth, is available to shuttle you to any theater event. Cost varies depending on the number of people and your lodging location. Check their website or call them at 509.548.7433.
Can I bring the kids?
Infants and children under 5 are not admitted; however older children are welcome. Elementary school age children especially love The Sound of Music and many families make the show an annual family vacation highlight! Leavenworth Summer Theater strives to provide a distraction-free environment in which patrons can enjoy quality theatrical experiences. Due to the intimacy of the theater sites and in an effort to provide a positive experience for all ticket buyers, the theater does not admit infants or children under five years.
When do the gates open at the theater?
Gates for the summer shows open one hour before show time.
Is seating reserved?
All shows are reserved seating.
What about parking?
Free parking is available at all locations. Festhalle parking is free on city streets near the Festhalle, in addition to paid parking in lots adjacent to the Festhalle.
How far is it from Seattle?
It’s usually a 2 1/2 to 3 hour drive depending on traffic. You should allow at least an extra hour in case of road construction delays. Late arrivals are seated in the least disruptive location at each venue, usually at the back of the theater. To avoid any problem, come early and enjoy the Leavenworth area, downtown shopping and restaurants.
Where can I find lodging?
Visit the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce web site for information, phone numbers and links to lodging sites on the Internet. www.leavenworth.org
May I donate my tickets?
Yes. If you cannot attend your performance and do not wish to give your tickets to friends or family, your tickets may be donated. Simply return your tickets in person or by mail to the Ticket Office before the scheduled performance and the box office will give you a donation letter.
How far a walk is it to each site from the parking area?
It is about 3 blocks from the parking area to the seating area at both the Ski Hill and Hatchery Park. At the Ski Hill, there is a (moderate) uphill walk to the seating area. There is a wheelchair-accessible van available for those who find it difficult to walk uphill. Please allow at least 20 minutes to park and walk to the theater in all locations. Latecomers will be seated at the back of the theater, not in their reserved seats.
Could we bring our own picnic dinner and eat it before the show?
There are no picnic table facilities at either the FestHalle or the Ski Hill. There are limited picnicking facilities at Hatchery Park; however, picnickers are discouraged, as picnic food may attract wasps near the seating area.
What kind of handicapped access is there?
There is handicapped parking at all sites. At the Hatchery, the walk from the parking area to the seating area is paved and flat. At the Ski Hill, there is a wheelchair accessible van to take patrons from the entry area to the drop-off point near the seating area, from which there is an additional short walk (or roll) to the handicapped access walkway and the amphitheater. The Festhalle has limited handicapped parking next to the facility, and a drop-off point at the main entrance.
Are there chairs at the theater?
All seating is reserved, and chairs are in place in all 3 facilities. Please do not bring your own chairs; there will be no place for them. You may bring blankets for warmth but there is no standing room area or sitting in the aisles.
Tell me a brief history of the theater.
Leavenworth Summer Theater began as the vision of John and Susan Wagner and Bill Weis in 1994. That opening season was hampered by devastating fires in the Leavenworth area in addition to the normal first year struggles, and the theater suffered severe financial losses. The Wagners decided to give it one more try in the summer of 1995 with a production of The Sound of Music. A great cast, a terrific outdoor location, and the natural compatibility of the show with Leavenworth’s Bavarian theme created a sensationally successful production. Today, Leavenworth Summer Theater is the largest theater between Seattle and Spokane, with more than 20,000 people expected for this year’s productions.
Can we have our wedding at the Ski Hill?
Our contract with the U.S. Forest Service allows for LST performances and one fundraising concert annually by the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club at the Ski Hill amphitheater. No other use is permitted.
List of LST Productions:
1994 Hansel & Gretel
1995 The Sound of Music, Amahl and the Night Visitors
1996 The Sound of Music, The King and I, Amahl and the Night Visitors
1997 The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Heidi
1998 The Sound of Music, Carousel, The Music Man, Heidi
1999 The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, A Christmas Carol
2000 The Sound of Music, South Pacific, The Student Prince, A Christmas Carol
2001 The Sound of Music, Brigadoon, Fiddler on the Roof, The Foreigner, A Christmas Carol
2002 The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Nerd, It’s a Wonderful Life
2003 The Sound of Music, Oliver, Annie Get Your Gun, On Golden Pond, A Christmas Carol
2004 The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Crimes of the Heart, Inspecting Carol
2005 The Sound of Music, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The Last 5 Years, It’s a Wonderful Life
2006 The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Show Boat, A Christmas Carol
2007 The Sound of Music, Will Rogers Follies, Camelot
2008 The Sound of Music, Sugar, Kiss Me, Kate, A Christmas Carol
2009 The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Pirates of Penzance, A Christmas Carol
2010 The Sound of Music, Crazy for You, How to Succeed in Business, Amahl and the Night Visitors
2011 The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, My Fair Lady, It’s a Wonderful Life
2012 The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Christmas Carol
2013 The Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, It’s a Wonderful Life
2014 The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Drowsy Chaperone, It’s a Wonderful Life
2015 Into the Woods, Anything Goes, Godspell (2012 Revised Version), Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap
2016 The Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, Beauty and the Beast