FIRST TIMER'S GUIDE
A hearty round of applause for making your debut at our theatre! Here are some helpful tips we’ve compiled to prepare you for your first visit.
Welcome to our Ensemble!
We’re so happy you’ll be coming to see us for the first time and we want to make your experience as enjoyable and easy as possible. So, we’ve put together an “Ensemble Theatre 101” crash course for our theatre newbies with useful information about booking tickets, finding parking, and what to do when you’ve arrived at your seat.
If you have other questions, please call our Box Office at (513) 421-3555 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what you need to know before you make your way to the theatre.
Dress code? Nope, we don’t have one. Some patrons like to dress up for their night on the town, others prefer to keep it casual. When you attend an Ensemble show, the only thing that matters to us is that you’re comfortable.
If you have tickets, you either received them as e-tickets or instructed them to be held at will-call at our box office. You can stop by anytime during regular box office hours to pick up your tickets, or you can do so right before the show, just leave a couple of extra minutes. If you’ve lost them, no worries, we can easily reprint them for you. Tickets can also be purchased up until showtime at our box office.
Call our box office at (513) 421-3555 if you have need assistance with your tickets.
Traffic and navigation
Over-the-Rhine is always busier in the evenings and on weekends. Allow ample time to make your way to the theatre, find parking, and have a few extra minutes to grab a drink or get settled.
Show content and running time
Content advisories and running time are listed on each show’s individual page so you know what you’re walking into and how long you’ll be with us.
Cocktails and concessions
ETC has a full bar and offers some light snacks before the show. Our 1125 Bar opens one hour prior to showtime and during intermission. There are plenty of great Local Dining options to grab a meal before or after the show. Food is not allowed inside the theatre, but beverages in plastic cups and water bottles are.
We offer accommodations for patrons with disabilities and our staff is ready to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Want to have a plan? Check out our Accessibility page.
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Photo credits | Masthead, Brooke Steele in The Frog Princess (Ryan Kurtz); Deb G. Girdler & Michael G. Bath in Cinderella (Ryan Kurtz); Tickets, Bryant Bentley & Burgess Byrd in Detroit ’67 and Questions, Darnell Pierre Benjamin & Bryant Bentley in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner); Subscriptions, the cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Ryan Kurtz); Gift Vouchers, Brooke Steele in Winter Wonderettes; Group Sales, the cast of Snow White (Ryan Kurtz).