Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Yes, of course. We encourage our patrons to take snacks and beverages from our concessions area into the theater. However, we ask that you open all items prior to the beginning of the performance or during intermission, as in our intimate space, the opening of cans or other packages should be as discreet as possible.

Yes - we are happy to offer senior citizens $10 off tickets in advance ($8 tickets to Lyric First Stage performances). This discount cannot be applied online - you must call the box office or visit in person to redeem this discount. We are unable to offer retroactive discounts on previously purchased tickets.

Yes. If you have a special code for a discount, you will enter it on our online ticketing page AFTER you have added your tickets to your web shopping cart. On the "cart" page, simply scroll down until you see the "Coupon Code" field and enter your code and click "Apply Coupon"

The Lyric Stage moved into our current space on the second floor of the YWCA in 1991. Prior to that, we were in a smaller location on Charles Street.

Children under the age of five are not permitted to attend Lyric Stage Company productions. Each production is different and some may include language, themes, or actions that are inappropriate for younger audience members. We recommend calling the box office (617-585-5678) for more information about each production.

Simply call or e-mail the box office with the name the tickets were purchased under. We can reprint them and hold them for you at will call on the day of the show.

If you arrive after the performance has already begun, you will be seated in available seats at an appropriate point in the performance. Due to the intimate nature of our theatre, you may be asked to sit in a different seat than the one printed on your ticket, and will be permitted to move to your seat at intermission, if appropriate. All latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management, and in the event of a sold-out house, we may not be able to guarantee a seat until intermission.

We have a coatroom available for use to store coats, bags, and other items if need be, located in the inner lobby of the theater next to the concessions stand. This coatroom is free of charge, and is not staffed throughout the performance.

The doors to the theater open approximately 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin.

Yes, objects found in the theater are often turned into the box office. Call 617 585 5678 if you believe you have misplaced something in the theater.

Patrons who need a handicap-accesible entrance should enter the building on the Stuart Street side. Immediately to the left of that entrance is a lift that will take you to the first floor of the building, and the regular elevators in the lobby will bring you to the second floor where the theater is located. 

The cheapest parking for evening performances is always the garage next door at 100 Clarendon Street - $7 with validation from the theater after 5pm. For weekend matinees, there is also a valet garage directly across the street at 400 Stuart Street. Parking at the Copley Place Garage on Huntington Avenue is always $10 with a day-of ticket stub. For more detailed information, please visit Directions & Parking .

The Lyric Stage rarely rents to outside organizations. If you are interested, please request more information about if your organization qualifies from Associate Production Manager Stephanie Hettrick at

For inquiries about donations of tickets, please e-mail Box Office Manager Nora Conley at with the date of your event and mailing address.