Welcome to the Sweet Tea Shakespeare experience.
PRESHOW WITH WOCO
Most of our in-person and full-length online productions feature preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (also known as “WOCO”). Along with music, enjoy plenty of warm hospitality and ways to engage, from bidding on special seating to adorning Sweet Tea Shakespeare swag.
Most in-person preshows feature food options from quick snacks to full meals or food trucks. When the venue permits (and most do), we also offer beer, wine, and a show-themed cocktail along with our signature sweet tea.
In-person & Streaming Tickets
Find all the details you need about in-person and streaming tickets below. It works pretty much like everywhere else you snag tickets online: purchase with a credit card here and tickets land in your email inbox. You do not need to print the tickets (though you’re certainly welcome to). We’ll have a record on site.
For our streaming events, you’ll get an on-demand streaming link sent to you once it is available and/or a live streaming link if applicable. Right now, we’re most commonly sending on-demand links.
Standard Tickets vs. Memberships
All shows, whether in-person or streaming, are available via standard ticketing below. Alternatively, you can access all shows at the appropriate Membership level.
All Members receive unlimited streaming access to our streaming content, including all full-length mainstage productions, throughout the year, as well as our back catalog of past productions. At certain levels, Members can also receive single or multiple tickets to in-person productions.
We sell tickets for nearly all our performances directly. However, select LIT performances are handled by our host venues and may have different ticket prices.
Tickets can be purchased
- Online through this website via this page or by clicking on the event you wish to attend;
- By calling (910) 420-4383; or
- From our Box Office located at the site of our performance from 1 hour prior to showtime.
Individual Tickets | In-person
Individual ticket prices below do not include special engagements, such as fundraiser performances or partner productions.
General Admission: $22
Streaming Only Tickets: $20
Our monthly sustainers via Patreon receive free admission at certain pledging levels.
We offer group rates when contacted in advance. We cannot arrange group tickets on site. Contact us for details.
Online Event Ticket Details
Online event tickets are typically sent as an on-demand streaming link to streaming ticket buyers and Members once the stream is available after the opening weekend and before the show closes. Our Members receive free online event access.
Communicable Disease Policy
Masks are required at all public, in-person performances unless expressly stated otherwise by an authorized Sweet Tea Shakespeare representative.
Additionally, proof of vaccination is required for all Raleigh performances unless otherwise noted.
Social distancing at a minimum of 6′ is required, even when queuing for tickets or concessions. Seating will be assigned by STS authorized personnel and will allow for seating by cohabitating family group clusters or as individuals. Guests who close distance may be dismissed from the venue.
Guests will be invited into performance spaces based on pre-determined arrival times and select entry points; seating is *not* first-come, first-served. Guests who enter performance spaces without authorization from a designated STS representative will be dismissed. This includes guests and family members of artists.
Other controls, such as access to certain parts of the venue, seating arrangements, etc. may be announced on site.
Guests may not occupy space within 10′ of actors.
By attending, guests are certifying that they are not sick. Any guest suspected of illness will be dismissed from the venue.
Guests attend all STS performances at their own risk.
STS assumes no liability for any illness, disease, or injury incurred in association with public performances.
We offer no refunds for purchased tickets. Free exchanges are available to persons suspecting they have or have been exposed to COVID-19, as well as season ticket holders and our Members on Patreon. All others may be subject to exchange fees.
On nights we move indoors due to rain, you can return FOR FREE to performance of the same production later in the run with a valid purchase.
Season tickets may be used for you and any guests you wish to include; however, season tickets may not be transferred to others without contacting the Box Office.
No outside food or beverages; no coolers.
Please note that all coupon codes expire at midnight prior to the relevant performance. After this point and mid-afternoon on the day of show, all tickets revert to at-the-door pricing and may not be discounted.
Locations & Venues
We perform at a host of venues in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Sanford, and other areas in North Carolina. Always check event details carefully.
One thing to note is that our mailing address is *not* a performance venue.
We recommend arriving 45 minutes prior to the performance for our live preshow featuring our house band, the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WoCo).
We offer local craft beer, wine, and food for sale at most performances *except* William Peace University due to venue restrictions. Outside food and beverage is not permitted due to local and state regulations.
BRING YOUR OWN SEATING (SOMETIMES)
For our outdoor performances, you should bring your own seating or choose from our rental chair and quilt seating options. Indoors, we provide seating, with an optional rental seat cushion. All rental options are subject to availability.
With the exception of our (often very adult) LIT Drunk Shakespeare series, no event will normally exceed a PG-13 rating. Occasionally, you will encounter content with bawdy jokes, physical or sexual violence, intimacy, drinking, racism, sexism, ableism, and other things common to Shakespeare plays as well as language in the plays and in preshow song content that may include four-letter words common to modern popular music. Any additional parental guidance particular to a show will be provided in event descriptions.
CALL / (910) 420-4383
EMAIL / firstname.lastname@example.org
IN PERSON / 1 Hour Prior to All Events
DAYS WITH A PERFORMANCE
Open 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance
Wheelchair bookings can be made for performances. Please contact us prior so we can anticipate any special accommodations.
ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES
ASL performances are held periodically. Please contact us prior so we can inform you of ASL interpreted dates.
THE YARD AT ARCH STREET
Parking is available at all venues.
Performances at the 1897 Poe House offer limited street parking, with additional parking available across the MLK Freeway at Arsenal Park.
Performances at William Peace University offer parking in WPU Public Lots. Program your GPS app to 15 E. Peace Street. You may also park along Halifax Street. Proceed to Leggett Theater on the second floor of Main Building (it has huge columns out front) unless your event details say otherwise.
We recommend using a ride-sharing service for our LIT events.