Audience Events and Special Offers

MRT events help you get closer to the work on the stage and the people who create it—not to mention have a fantastic time. Unless otherwise noted, all events are included in the performance ticket price.

$5 First Night

First Wednesday evening preview, 7:30 PM


$5 tickets are available for the first preview of each show, with complimentary pizza and beer  following the performance. Tickets are sold cash-only in person at the Box Office beginning at 4:30 PM. Sponsored by Anton's Cleaners.

Wine Down Friday

First Friday preview, after the 8:00 PM show


Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with the cast and crew in the lobby following the 8:00 PM performance, as well as with the Western Avenue Studios Artists Association members whose work is currently on exhibit in the lobby.


First Sunday matinee, before the 2:00 PM show


Enjoy complimentary tea before the show, courtesy of Crose Nest.

Cookie Matinee

Second Wednesday matinee, before the 2:00 PM show


Come to the 2:00 PM Wednesday afternoon show and enjoy fresh-baked cookies and coffee on the house from our friends at Brew'd Awakening. Senior groups of 6+ may purchase $16 tickets to any Cookie Matinee; if you have fewer than 6 people, seniors enjoy 10% off tickets to any show, all season. Download a Cookie Matinee schedule here.

Lowell Night

Second Thursday evening performance, 7:30 PM show


Lowell residents can purchase $10 tickets to this performance with proof of residency, following the performance patrons will receive complimentary pizza and beer. Tickets are sold cash-only in person at the Box Office beginning at 4:30 PM.

Ask the Artists

Second and third Thursdays, after the 7:30 PM show


Join us for a Q&A session with the actors, directors, or designers of the production immediately following the second and third Thursday performances of each play.

Educator and Military Discount Days

Second Saturdays, 4PM


MRT offers Educator and Military Discounts of 50% off tickets for this performance using the discount codes ED50 and MIL50. Please show ID when picking up tickets. In addition, MRT is a proud member of the Blue Star Theatre program and offers all active duty, veteran or retired military personnel $10 off up to four tickets per production with code MIL.

Ladies Night

Third Thursdays, before the 7:30 PM show


Gather your girlfriends, sisters, and mothers for a night out on the town that includes a dessert and wine reception from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Enjoy the 7:30 performance and stick around for Ask the Artists following the show. Learn more about Ladies Night and how to RSVP here.

Open Captioning

Third Sunday matinee, 2:00 PM


Open captioning are on third Sundays at the 2:00 PM matinee of each play. Open captioning uses a text screen on one side of the stage to display simultaneous translation of dialogue and lyrics during a live performance. The text is easily viewable from select seats in the theatre. Please call the Box Office at 978-654-4678 when booking your tickets and mention your interest in open captioning in order to secure the best view of the display.


Partial support for open captioning provided by TDF.

Senior Discounts

Seniors enjoy 10% off subscriptions (not individual tickets) to any show, all season. In addition, senior groups of 6+ may purchase $16 tickets to any Cookie Matinee.

Student Discounts

All students can buy $15 tickets to any show in person, by phone, or online. MCC and UML students may purchase $10 tickets. Present your Student ID at Will Call.

Group Discounts

Groups of just six or more receive 25% off tickets. Contact the Box Office.

Other behind-the-scenes opportunities are available as benefits to MRT donors, whose gifts in all amounts are critical to our efforts to produce world-class theatre in your backyard. Learn more about donor benefits and ways to give.

All discounted tickets based on availability. Discounts cannot be combined or applied to previously purchased tickets.