Tickets & FAQ

The Box Office re0pens on Tuesday, November 4th for tickets to It’s a Wonderful Life.  Summer 2015 tickets are not available at this time.

Box Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving.

Phone: 509.548.2000 Voice mail available 24/7 starting November 4.

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Infants and children under 5 are not admitted.

All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

Ticket prices for winter 2014 are $15, $20 and $25. See the Seating Charts webpage for more information.

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.

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?

Summer 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. Winter Will Call tickets will be available at the Festhalle Theater 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. Doors open for the Christmas show 1/2 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 inexpensive 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 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 for tax credit. 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 receipt for the tickets.

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 upwards slope.  There is a handicapped van available at the Ski Hill for those with physical problems which would make it difficult for them 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 performances of The Sound of Music and one fundraising concert annually by the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club at the Ski Hill amphitheater.  No other use is permitted.

What if it snows?

Do you enjoy coming to our summer shows, but are reluctant to brave the snowy passes for our Christmas offering? The train is your answer.  Amtrak now makes a stop in Leavenworth. Visit Amtrak online at www.amtrak.com for information and reservations. The Leavenworth Chamber website also has Amtrak and ‘train station to town’ shuttle information: www.leavenworth.org

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