Box Office Location
The Essential Theatre ticket office is located in the lobby of the first floor of Tucker Hall.

Box Office Hours

Week Days  
Noon to 5:30 pm on the day of an event and again one hour prior to curtain.  

Saturday and Sunday 
One hour prior to curtain. 

The ticket office may open a few days before an event if popularity dictates special provisions.

Forms of Payment
Cash, Checks, Debit and Credit Cards.

For more information about ticket sales call (850) 561.2425.

Ticket Policies

Refund and Exchange Policies
All sales are final. No Refunds or Exchanges.  Refunds are only permitted for cancellation of an event.

With the exception of subscribers, we do not hold seats or accept phone reservations. Patrons must purchase tickets at the box office window.

Children over the age of 2 must have a ticket and sit in a seat.  However, we do ask you to please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend. Also, please be aware that children who are disruptive will not be allowed to remain in the theatre. Be considerate of others in the audience and the comfort of your child.

FAMU Students
Only ONE ticket per performance will be distributed.  You must present your ID at the box office in exchange for a ticket.   You may not bring other ID’s to pick up tickets for friends or family members.     

Senior Citizens
Any person 55 or older may purchase a senior citizen ticket. 

FAMU Employees
Discounted ticket prices are offered for all FAMU employees with valid ID.   Please present ID at the box office window.

Group Rates
If you are comprised of 14 or more members then you are a group! Whether you are a group of seniors, students, professionals, or friends, the Essential Theatre offers services tailored to your group’s needs. 
Here are some of the benefits:
  • Advance bookings prior to public sale
  • Discounts on most performances
  • Acceptance of purchase orders
Public School Matinee Series
We offer special rates for K - 12 student groups and chaperones. 

Groups benefit from special advantages when they book through the Group Sales office.  For more information on group rates, please contact Kimberly Harding at (850) 561.2840 or


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