No, we do not allow food in the house of the theater with the exception of bottled water or drinks in a sealable cup (obtainable at the bar for a fee). We offer delicious lunch and dinner fare in the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant prior to most performances.
Tickets prices depend on which performance you attend and the location of the seats. Ticket prices start at $28, plus a $3-per-ticket Facility Preservation Fee. Prices are subject to change.
If you choose to purchase tickets over the phone or the internet, there will be an additional $5.00 in service charge on each ticket. This charge does not apply to tickets purchased in person at our box office.
Yes. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a paid ticket and unfortunately there are no lap passes. No one under the age of 4 is permitted to any mainstage production. Please, no babes in arms.
Box Office hours are:
Performance days until 9:00PM
Closed Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July
Summer Box Office hours from July 4th through Labor Day are:
Performances are Wednesday through Sunday. Please check your tickets.
Tickets can be exchanged for a different performance of the same production, by calling the Box Office at: 973.376.4343. There is no fee for subscribers to exchange their tickets, but all other tickets are subject to a $5-per-ticket exchange fee. The deadline to exchange a ticket for an evening performance is noon on the day of the show. The deadline to exchange a ticket for a matinee performance is 5:00PM the previous day. Tickets cannot be exchanged after the performance has taken place. All ticket sales are final, and no refunds are offered.
If your tickets are lost or stolen, simply come to the Box Office prior to the performance with valid photo identification to have your ticket reprinted.
There is a limited number of $20.00 seats available for all full-time students on the day of the performance. (Must show proof of age or a college ID if over 18. Based on availability). See the Student Rush page for more details. All tickets are subject to a Facility fee of $3.00 and a Phone fee of $5.00.
Yes. Please call the business office at 973.379.3636 and check with the receptionist to see if anything has been turned in.
If you are concerned about inclement weather, you can exchange your tickets for a different performance date by calling the Box Office at: 973.376.4343. Paper Mill Playhouse will have its latest weather updates available on our website and our Facebook page.
Yes we have Children’s Theater programming every fall and spring. Please visit our Children’s Shows section.
Semi-casual or neat casual.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater for main stage performances. Children under the age of 3 are permitted to our Children’s Shows and School Group performances for designated age-appropriate shows. See Children’s Shows or For School Groups. Patrons should check the age recommendation for individual shows.
Pictures are NOT permitted inside the theater or of the performance you are seeing.
The theater is not like anywhere else. When the audience laughs at jokes or applauds a great performance, the actors, dancers, and singers hear it and know all their hard work was worth it. Unfortunately, the performers also hear other sounds – talking, ringing cell phones, crying children, and the crinkling of candy wrappers. Did you know the actors can even see the light from your cell phone when you write a text message? It’s true. All those distractions upset the actors’ performance and also disturb other audience members. That’s why we ask that you please follow a few simple ground rules:
Turn off all cell phones and other devices and leave them off throughout the show.
Resist the urge to talk – remember , the actors can hear you.
- If you’re with young children who start to grow restless and noisy, take them out to the lobby. All shows are streamed live to the flat screen TV in the lobby.
- If you have cough drops or other items that come in noisy wrappers, please open them before the show begins.
- And if someone is disturbing your ability to enjoy the show, talk to one of our ushers—they’re ready to help.
- Also, just like movie theaters, we do not allow picture-taking or filming during the show and ask that you please keep your feet away from the seat in front of you.
So make yourself comfortable, have a great time and don’t forget to help make magic happen – applaud when you see something you like!
Due to copyright laws and union regulations we cannot distribute videos of our productions.