Algonquin Arts Theatre provides a limited number of complimentary Assistive Listening device headsets to the
hard-of-hearing. Present a valid drivers' license or credit card at the concession stand as a deposit in exchange
for the device. Please note that due to the size of our theatre, some plays and musicals do not use amplification.
For events with playbills, Large Print programs are available. To avoid waste, Large Print playbills will be created
on demand. Please contact the Box Office at 732-528-9211 more than 48 hours prior to a performance and
we will hold it behind our concession counter for you. On the day of a show, we will make every attempted to
create a large print program. Please request a program from an usher and one will be delivered to your seat as
quickly as it can be created.
Algonquin Arts Theatre seeks to make the arts accessible to everyone. If you have a special request, please
contact our Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Ushers will assist those with walkers to their seat. Walkers must be stored in the lobby until requested at
intermission or the conclusion of the performance.
Algonquin Arts Theatre currently provides six wheelchair positions available for patrons. Wheelchair and companion seating is available for purchase by phone at 732-528-9211 or in person at the Box Office. If a patron is able to transfer from a wheelchair to a seat, ushers will store the wheelchair in the lobby.
CHARITABLE CAUSES AND FUNDRAISERS
To request a ticket donation on behalf of your organization, please submit a letter on organization letterhead via
email or U.S. mail. Donation requests can also be dropped off in the Box Office. Donation requests are processed
approximately once a month. Please indicate if you will pick up donated tickets or if you would like them sent via
U.S. mail. Algonquin Arts Theatre will make every effort to support other local non-profits. Due to limited ticket
inventory, however, we are not able to process every request.
EXCHANGE TO DONATION
For select sold-out events, patrons can convert tickets they are unable to use into a tax-deductible donation to
the theatre. Due to contractual obligations with performers, this option is only available for select events. Please
inquire with the Box Office. Ticket fees are not refundable / cannot be exchanged.
All tickets originally priced at $13 and higher are subject to a $2 per-ticket processing fee at all points of
purchase (online, on the phone or in person). Looking to avoid fees? Group and subscription sales are not
subject to fees.
A group must purchase at least 12 tickets to a single performance to qualify for discounted pricing. Group rates are only available for Regular Seating at select performances. There is not a group rate available for Premium Seating. Group sales purchases are not subject to per ticket processing fees. Groups can reserve seating in advance with a 20 percent deposit. Final payment is due three weeks prior to a performance. Visit our Group Sales page for more policies and information.
Advance Group Sales
With Reservation & Deposit: Contact Diane Munoz at 732-528-9293
Full Payment at Purchase: Contact Box Office at 732-528-9211
Group sales are not available online.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
In the case of inclement weather, refunds will be awarded only if the performance is canceled and not
rescheduled. If the artist(s) is/are present at the theatre, then the event will take place as scheduled. If the
performance is re-scheduled, then the original tickets issued are valid for the new date. In the event that a
show is canceled, we will make every effort to inform all ticketed patrons via phone and/or email as soon as
Tip: Call the Box Office and the voicemail recording will indicate any status changes. Updates will also be posted
at Facebook.com/AlgonquinArts and Twitter.com/AlgonquinArts and in many cases these will be updated before
the Box Office voicemail.
METHODS OF PAYMENT
Algonquin Arts Theatre accepts:
- Credit & Debit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Manasquan Money (Available from the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce)
Note: A maximum of two credit cards can be used to pay a single order.
- Professional-quality cameras (removable lens & SLR cameras) and video recording equipment are
not permitted for most events at Algonquin Arts Theatre.
- Outside food and beverage is not permitted into the theatre.
Photography & Video
Photography (no flash) and video recording of the performance is not permitted unless otherwise noted. For
theatrical performances (plays & musicals, including family titles), photography and video recording during the
performance is strictly prohibited.
Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, digital watch alarms, etc., are permitted into the theatre,
however PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE turn them off prior to taking your seat! Please do not just silence a cell phone
– any use of a phone with a lit screen creates a distraction for other patrons and the performers.
Algonquin Arts Theatre is a 1-level venue with 540 seats in 24 rows. Aisle seats in Orchestra Center are numbers
101 & 114, the Orchestra Right aisle is seat 1 and the Orchestra Left aisle is seat 2.
There are three seating sections:
Orchestra Center (14 seats wide, numbered 101-114)
Orchestra Left (5 seats wide, numbered 1,3,5,7 & 9)
Orchestra Right (5 seats wide, numbered 2,4,6,8 & 10)
Tip: There really isn't a bad seat in the house! The theatre slopes up from the stage to the back, with the incline
increasing closer to the back of the theatre.
Algonquin Arts Theatre reserves the right to remove anyone who causes a disturbance or disrupts the
experience of other patrons. Patrons who are removed will not receive a refund.
Those arriving after a performance has begun will be seated at the discretion of the Algonquin Arts Theatre
house manager and ushers. Best efforts will be made to seat patrons at an appropriate break in the
performance depending on the guidelines provided by the artists.
Tip: Please note that especially during the summer season traffic and parking around the theatre can become
congested prior to a performance. Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes prior to most performances. We suggest
arriving early. The theatre is located in the center of Manasquan's Business District, which boasts a variety of
great restaurants and shops.
Algonquin Arts Theatre is committed to making the arts accessible especially for children and students. Our
student price rate applies to everyone 18 years and younger as well as college students with valid ID. Each event
page includes the appropriate ages that we strongly recommend for each title. No one under 13 is permitted
in the theatre without a parent or guardian. Shows appropriate for all-ages will be indicated as such. Titles on
our "Family Theatre" calendar are generally appropriate for all-ages. The Box Office can provide advice on an
event's suitability for children. Algonquin Arts Theatre reserves the right to remove any patron who causes a
disturbance or disrupts the experience of other patrons.
All patrons ages 2 and up require a ticket. Lap children under age 2 are only permitted for "Family Theatre"
titles. Patrons younger than 2 years of age will be admitted without a ticket and must sit (not stand) on the lap
of their parent or guardian.
Strollers must be left in the lobby and cannot be taken into the theatre.
Algonquin Arts Theatre offers the following methods of ticket delivery for phone and internet orders:
- Will Call – Pick up tickets in the Box Office during any regular hours, or starting 1 hour prior to the
- U.S. Mail – We will mail the tickets to the address specified at time of purchase – generally the billing
address on file. A $2 fee applies. Must order at least 10 business days prior to performance.
- Print at Home - Internet Only. No waiting at will call. Proceed directly to the theatre entrance with your