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Buy Early & Save Big with a Festival Sampler!

Give yourself flexibility and a taste of the entire Mainstage experience with the Festival Sampler, which lets you create your own individualized series and take advantage of early buying discounts when you purchase three or more shows through May 30.


*Discount is only valid for tickets purchased for multiple shows (not multiple tickets to an individual show) and only applied when tickets are purchased in a single transaction through May 30. Discount cannot be applied to previous ticket orders, or applied with other discounts or promotions. Festival donors at the Power Circle level ($1000+) enjoy the benefit of Sampler discounts throughout the festival season. *Please note that while the discount may not be available for all shows, every show counts toward greater overall savings.

Fee Schedule

For online and phone orders, there is a $3 to $6 per ticket service fee. There is no service fee for in-person orders. Online tickets are available up to three hours prior to the performance, at which point they must be purchased by phone or in person.

Group Sales

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount on most performances and offer a more flexible payment schedule for advance sales. For more info please call the Group Sales Coordinator at (734) 763-3100.

Flexibility, Service, & Convenience

Special Seating

Patrons with special seating needs should inform the Ticket Office when purchasing tickets. For information on accessibility, please click here.

Ticket Exchange

Patrons may exchange tickets for a $5 per ticket exchange fee. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) at least one hour prior to the performance. The value of the tickets may be applied to another festival performance on the season. You may fax a photocopy of your torn tickets to (734) 647-1171 or email an image of the torn tickets to Lost or misplaced tickets cannot be exchanged.

Ticket Donations

Unused tickets may be donated to the festival for a tax-deductible contribution up to 15 minutes prior to the performance. Unused tickets that are returned after the performance are not eligible for a tax-deductible contribution. To donate your tickets, please contact the Ticket Office. To receive a tax-deductible receipt, please call the festival office at (734) 994-5999.

Lost or Misplaced Tickets

Call the Ticket Office at (734) 764-2538 to have duplicate tickets waiting for you at Will-Call. Duplicate tickets cannot be mailed. In the event of a double seating situation with duplicate tickets, priority will always be given to the holder of the original tickets.

Ticket Resale

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival strongly opposes ticket scalping. The resale of tickets by non-authorized outlets for a price greater than the retail price is a misdemeanor under Michigan law (MCL 750.465(6)). Whenever the festival is presenting a show we expect to be particularly popular, we discourage the resale of tickets by setting a limit on the number of tickets individuals can purchase. We encourage interested ticket buyers to contact our Ticket Office directly at (734) 764-2538 to inquire about ticket availability to any festival performance.

2016 Ticket Office Hours

The Ticket Office is located on campus in the Michigan League at 911 N. University. Ticket Office hours are:

April 11 – April 30
Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: 10 am–1 pm
Closed Sundays

May 1 – May 29
Monday–Friday: 10 am–5 pm
Closed Saturdays & Sundays

  • May 30 – July 2
    Monday–Friday: 10 am–5 pm
    Saturday: 10 am–1 pm
    Closed SundaysJuly 3 – Labor Day 
    Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm
    Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Evening/Afternoon of Show

The Ticket Office opens at the performance venue 90 minutes before the performance and remains open until 30 minutes after the performance begins.

Sorry, No Refunds

Please check your order and tickets carefully. All ticket sales are final. If you are unable to use your tickets, you may exchange them on or before the performance date, up to one hour before the show. Tickets may also be donated to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival up to 15 minutes prior to a show by calling the Ticket Office. To receive a tax-deductible receipt, please call the festival office at (734) 994-5999.

For more details about Festival Ticket Programs (Young Professionals Club, Kids Tickets, Student Tickets, Good Neighbor Tickets) please click here.

Helpful Info

Festival Venues

  • Hill Auditorium
    825 N. University Avenue
  • Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
    911 N. University Avenue
  • Michigan Theater
    603 E. Liberty Street
  • Power Center for the Performing Arts
    121 Fletcher Street
  • Top of the Park (North University Ave)
    915 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Burns Park
    1200 Baldwin Ave Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Please click here to access a detailed map with venue locations and nearby parking options. Due to traffic, we strongly recommend that patrons allocate an additional 20 minutes to their normal travel time to park and arrive before the performance begins.

Access & Special Needs

We are working hard to make the festival experience accessible to all our visitors and patrons with disabilities. We offer the following for our guests:

  • Select wheelchair and companion seating at all indoor venues
  • Handicap parking at multiple locations throughout the site
  • Courtesy wheelchairs at venues, when confirmed in advance
  • Select interpreted performances and captioned movies screenings


Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted to indoor festival performances in consideration of other patrons, unless otherwise noted. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child to a show. Remember, everyone must have a ticket, regardless of age.

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