The Western Stage is located on the Hartnell College campus,

in The Performing Arts Center, (Building K), 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA.

Curtain Time

Friday–Saturday evenings at 7:30pm

Saturday matinees at 2:00pm 

(August 7, September 18, October 30)

Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

Ticket Office

(831) 755-6816 or (831) 375-2111 (from Monterey)

Ticket Office Email:


Customer Service:

(831) 755-6816 or cworthy@hartnell.edu

General Box Office Hours

Pre-Season (Feb – Mid-April):  

Tuesday – Friday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Production Season (Mid-April – December):

Wednesday – Saturday 5:00pm-8:00pm,

Sundays with performances 12:00pm-3:00pm



Main Stage & Studio Theater Shows

Regular Adults $26

Senior/Military/Teacher $24 

ID may be requested

Youth $12

5yrs-15 yrs. For all performances, no children under five years old permitted unless the show is specifically advertised for children. Parents should inquire at the ticket office as to suitability.

Hartnell Faculty & Staff $15

Contact Cheryl Worthy (831-755-6816) for your first ticket purchase. You will receive a discount code for all future purchases online.

Hartnell Students Free

Free tickets are available to all current Hartnell Students. Free tickets are made possible by a grant from ASHC. Students must present a current, valid Hartnell Student ID card when claiming tickets. For Main Stage shows, two free tickets are available. Tickets must be claimed at the Western Stage Ticket Office, Building K, in the lobby of the Performing Arts Center at the following times: Wednesday and Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 PM or Friday and Saturday 5:00 to 6:30 PM, on Sunday, when there is a show, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. For Studio Theatre shows, Hartnell students may claim one free ticket at The Western Stage Ticket Office during the above listed hours. The Ticket Office cannot make free tickets available in the final hour before a show begins. For more information call 755-6816 or 755-6981.

Non Hartnell Student $20

Must present a current student I.D. card.

Student Rush (for all students) $5

Student Rush Tickets ($5) are available for students of any school or college with ID. These seats can be purchased 5 minutes before curtain only. No reservation or pre-sale available at this price. Current student identification and exact change-cash only are required.

Company Members $12

A total of 10 tickets at this rate per production.

Group Rates Call tickets office for details. Prices vary by quantity, day of the week, and availability. 

MAINSTAGE Generally GROUPS of 15 to 500: $18

STUDIO Generally GROUPS of 15 or more: $18

GROUP BOOKING PROCEDURES: Reservation requests, payment and Group Sales Agreement must be submitted no later than 72 hours prior to the performance and are subject to availability. Contact Cheryl Worthy, Ticket Office Clerk at (831) 755-6816 (cworthy@hartnell.edu) or contact the Public Relations Manager.

***These events are wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring sign-language interpreters, real-time captioners, or other accommodations should contact the Ticket Office at least one week prior to the event at  (831) 755-6816 or westernstage@hartnell.edu as soon as possible.*** 

Tickets must be purchased in advance, up to 30 minutes prior to showtime.


Exchange and Refund Policy

Ticket exchanges available for Season and Flex Pass holders only. Call the box office with your exchange request and pick up your new ticket before the performance. All sales are final. Refunds only for Standby Tickets not seated.

Standby Policy

Standby Tickets for sold-out performance are seated in numerical order at curtain time, and refund is given only if seat is unavailable. The Standby ticket must be presented at the Ticket Office as soon as doors are closed to obtain a refund. Refunds made with cash or check may take up to two weeks to process.

Late Arrivals

After posted curtain time, late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of, and in locations determined by the House Manager. Because of the nature of our theatre seating, seating latecomers in their pre-assigned seats may cause disruption to those already seated; therefore, patrons arriving late will be seated in more easily accessible seats. The Western Stage does not accept responsibility for inconvenience to late comers.

Ticket Reservations

Season Ticket Holders may call and reserve tickets at the Ticket Office by using their pass code. Subscribers should call if they expect to be late or will be unable to attend. Non–season ticket holders may purchase tickets online or over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard. All sales are final — no refunds or exchanges.

Accessible Seating and Mobility Concerns

Please purchase wheelchair accessible and companion seating by notifying the Ticket Office as soon as possible, especially for our small Studio Theatre, where accessible seating is limited. A drop-off in front of the theater is available to those with mobility concerns by making arrangements with Campus Safety (831)755-6888. All phone numbers need to have consistent formatting.  For more information please contact the Ticket Office.

Children in the Theatre

The Western Stage welcomes young people at our live performances. However, some of our productions may include mature subject matter and/or language that may be inappropriate for children. Please review the online Content Advisory when considering bringing children to a performance. As a courtesy to others during shows not designated as ‘for children,’ parents with children ages 4 and under will be seated in rows L & M and closest to doors for easy exit. Youth ages 5 & up must have a ticket. Children 2 and up must have a negative COVID test result.

Electronic Devices

Patrons are asked to turn off all electronic devices when the curtain speech begins. Unauthorized photography and recordings of any kind are prohibited by law.


Hartnell College is designated as a no-smoking campus. 

Food and Drink

Refereshment must be purchased before the show through our website. Look for the QR code when you arrive to direct you to the site. Concessions must be enjoyed in designated eating areas and is not allowed in the theaters



Parking is free on weekends and Friday after 5:30pm in the Hartnell College parking structure and outdoor parking lots.  Please click on the map below for the closest available on campus parking, Parking Lot 4 or Parking Structure 1.

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$2 general parking permits are required in all parking lots Monday-Thursday 8:00am– 8:00pm.

Permits are available online:


Permits also available in each outdoor parking lot (Quarters Only!) and on the first floor of the parking structure (accepts dollar bills). *** Lot #5 is all accessible parking. At all times please follow the posted parking rules.