Waco Civic Theatre launches online ticket system

By Brooke Bailey

Tickets for local Waco talent can now be purchased online since the Waco Civic Theatre debuted its online ticketing system Tuesday.

The new system offers a 24-hour service, where patrons can choose their own seats and buy tickets whenever convenient.

Arlington junior Alexa Hoisager said it makes purchasing tickets easy. Hoisager is also the public relations intern for the theater.

“We thought it would be easier for patrons to order online or at home,” Hoisager said.

Instead of having to come to the office or pick up the phone, you can simply order the tickets online at home, making it extremely convenient, she said.

Tickets can be ordered anytime before the show as long as seats are available. A $2 service charge for credit card fees is administered for online purchases. Hoisager said customers won’t be the only people benefiting from the change.

“We are hoping it will increase sales,” she said. Hoisager said talks about changing the ticketing system started in January. Several theaters are moving toward the user-friendly system.

“We decided it was time for an update,” Hoisager said.

Ticket purchases can still be made at the box office in person or by phone from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Performance weekend box office hours are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The Waco Civic Theatre is a local non-profit theatre that produces six shows every year.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.wacocivitheatre.org on the home page featuring the current production. They are currently selling tickets for Oklahoma, set to premier May 3.