Ticket prices for theatre in Tulsa have increased over the years. There are many reasons for this: Inflation is inevitable. Royalties, supplies, rent, etc increase and have to be offset by modest increases in ticket costs. Additionally, the production values of our local shows have increased substantially. Paying up to $40 for a show is not outrageous; even up to $100 for a traveling show is pretty reasonable. Those ticket prices help offset rent for the theatre, pay for technicians, rights and royalties for material, construction costs for sets and costumes, musicians, etc.
But, Tulsa’s theatre scene has gotten strong enough that it is now becoming a prime target for scalping. Here are a few examples…
- Box Office Tickets can get you a seat for $252… can we do better? (http://www.box-officetickets.com/Events/Musical-Tickets/Will-Rogers-Follies/2093504
- Big Stub has tickets for $361… what a steal (from your wallet)! (http://www.bigstub.com/theatre-tulsa-the-will-rogers-follies-tickets.aspx?event_id=2877248
When buying tickets, always go directly to the producer’s website (theatretulsa.org, theatrepops.org, etc) or the venue’s website (tulsapac.com, brokenarrowpac.com, etc). Even if they don’t directly handle tickets, they will direct you to their provider. For instance, many of the companies in town use MyTicketOffice.com as their ticket vendor.