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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Cleveland Public Theatre to Eliminate Standard Ticket Prices, All Tickets Now "Choose What You Pay"

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 9:34 AM

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Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland's home for original and experimental theater in the Gordon Square Arts District, has expanded its Choose What You Pay ticketing program. All ticket prices for its upcoming season will be entirely at the discretion of patrons.

“CPT believes theatre is essential," said CPT's artistic director, Raymond Bobgan, in a statement. "Our typical Box Office only covers one fifth of the cost of a production, and if patrons paid for the value of the ticket, pricing would no longer represent what we also believe to be true: theatre must be economically accessible.

"We balance this belief with a fundamental assumption that art is of great value and we undertake our work at great cost. We believe in our audiences to choose what is best and appropriate. And we believe audiences are artists in their own way and great theatre needs great audiences. You are an essential part of the CPT experience. I can’t wait to be at the theatre with you.”

CPT says that it has offered Choose What You Pay tickets for the past 15 years, but these have only been available at the box office on the night of a performance. This year, all tickets — those purchased by phone, online or in person — will adhere to that format. 

CPT kicked off its 2021-2022 season with its annual fundraising, Pandemonium, last weekend. The rest of the season can be viewed at CPT's website. CPT is located at 6415 Detroit Ave. 

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