Box Office

The MCA Stage wall graces the entrance to the Edlis Neeson Theater Photo © MCA Chicago

Before attending an event, look here for information about how to buy or exchange tickets. Our Box Office team is happy to help you—by phone or in person.

Ticketing policies

Tickets are available at the MCA Box Office in person, by phone, and online.

Seating is guaranteed only until program start time. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management. Late seating is not guaranteed.

All patrons must have a ticket to gain entry to the theater.

MCA Stage welcomes children 8 years of age and older unless specifically noted. All children, regardless of age, must have their own tickets for all performances.

Photography, video, and audio recording are strictly prohibited.

One valid student ID equals one student-priced ticket. All student tickets are held at Will Call until a student ID is presented. If no student ID is shown, the patron will be charged the difference for a full-priced ticket.

We do not allow reservations with payments at a later date.

Customers with disabilities: please purchase your tickets directly through the MCA Box Office, 312-397-4010, so that we can accommodate your needs.

Waiting list

The MCA Box Office starts a waiting list one hour before a program begins. At that time, numbers are given out to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis, one number per patron per ticket. As tickets become available, Box Office staff call out waiting list numbers.

Patrons must be present to take a number. Because staff cannot predict when or if tickets will become available, it is important for those on the waiting list to remain within hearing distance. If a number is called and no one responds, Box Office staff will dismiss the number and call the next number.



Questions about purchasing tickets, the programs offered, or the MCA Stage experience? Contact the MCA Box Office at 312-397-4010.

The perks of ticket purchase

  • There are no service charges on your ticket purchase
  • You can present your MCA Stage ticket stub for free admission to the museum, valid up to 7 days after date of show
  • You can park in the MCA garage for $12, with validation, and good for up to 6 hours on date of show (MCA Stage performances only)
  • It's easy to exchange tickets (Playlist buyers only)

Groups of 10 or more are entitled to a 20% discount. Call the Box Office, 312-397-4010, and they will be happy to assist you with your order.

Make your own Playlist

MCA Stage invites you to create your own Playlist. Pick three or more performances and save 20%. Learn more about MCA Stage Playlists here.

Groups of ten or more save 20% on full-price tickets. Call 312-397-4010 for more information.