The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio 2024-2025 Subscriptions

As you may have heard, we are excited to announce a change to our brand. We’re now The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio (The Contemporary), a name that better reflects our commitment to contemporary theatre and our roots in Ohio. Our purpose remains the same – harnessing the transformational power of theatre that is rooted in the current moment, inspiring empathy for adults and young people. With our new name, we're looking forward to expanding our reach and making an even greater impact regionally in the world of theatre.

So, whether you're a long-time subscriber or newer to our theatre, we hope you'll consider joining us for the 2024-2025 season. With a diverse lineup of shows and programs, there's something for everyone at The Contemporary. Don't miss out on this opportunity to secure your seats and receive our special gift. Thank you again for your support. We can't wait to see you at The Contemporary!

For ease of ordering, subscription prices include the 5% Columbus Arts & Culture Fee and any applicable facility fees. The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee helps make the arts available to all by funding exemplary artists, arts organizations and programs that educate and engage audiences throughout Greater Columbus.


New and renewing subscribers can purchase The Contemporary’s 2024-2025 season packages by using the below links to buy online, by mailing in a subscription form, or by calling the CBUSArts Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939. 5-Show Subscriptions are available now and Flex Packages are available starting July 5, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: All seating is General Admission for 2024-2025 season. Subscribers receive access to seating 10 minutes before the public for every performance. If you require accessible or wheelchair accommodations, please select those options when buying online or denote that need on your subscription form. You can also call the CBUSArts Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939 to facilitate your seating requests.


4-Show Subscription Package ($209)
Early Bird pricing until Saturday, June 15, 2024 ($179)

4-Show Subscription: Build the theatre you love into your busy schedule, save money, and get bonus subscriber perks when you subscribe to our full season. The 4-Show Subscription Package allows you to pick one performance from each of the 4 season titles, including Big Fish, Wife of a Salesman, Fat Ham, and The Last Five Years, and a complimentary ticket to A Christmas Carol. Season benefits include a discount over single ticket pricing, free and unlimited exchanges, a dedicated customer service team at CBUSArts, discounts on additional tickets, and early seating access on the night of your show. Those who renew before June 15th receive early bird pricing. When purchasing your subscription, you will receive a complimentary ticket to A Christmas Carol.



Flex Ticket Packages ($249)

For the 2024-2025 season, The Contemporary is again offering a Flex Ticket Package, which offers discounts over single ticket prices and provides you the flexibility to choose your shows. Flex Tickets are purchasable in multiples of 6 and can be exchanged into any of the 5 season shows in the Riffe Center this season, excluding A Christmas Carol. Other benefits include limited fees, a dedicated subscription service team at CBUSArts, free and unlimited ticket exchanges, and discounts on additional ticket purchases. You cannot use Flex Tickets for A Christmas Carol.


30 Under 30 Subscription ($120)

Are you 30 or younger and love theatre? For the 2024-2025 season, The Contemporary is offering a 30 Under 30 Subscription, which offers discounts over single ticket prices to patrons who are 30 years of age or younger. The subscription allows you to pick one performance from the following 4 season titles, Big Fish, Wife of a Salesman, Fat Ham, and The Last Five Years.


Student Subscription ($60)

Calling all high school and college students! We love making our productions accessible to the next generations of theatre lovers. With this subscription option, you won't have to wait until the day of the show to get your tickets. Purchase a Student Subscription today to reserve your ticket for all 4 shows this season, Big Fish, Wife of a Salesman, Fat Ham, and The Last Five Years, at the lowest possible price.




All seating is General Admission, meaning seats are not reserved or assigned. Subscribers receive access to seating 10 minutes before the public at each performance.



How long do I have to decide about purchasing tickets for the 2024-2025 season?

The 5-Show Package is available through the end of the season. Flex Packages will be on sale through the end of the season as well.

Can I call someone to order my subscription package over the phone?

Yes! Have your account number handy if possible and call the CBUSArts Ticket Center at (614) 469-0939 — Ask to be transferred to Subscription Services. We are available Monday through Friday from 9a-5p.

How do I buy the additional season performances of A Christmas Carol?

As a Flex subscriber, you receive early and discounted access to A Christmas Carol. You can purchase these in several ways:

  • Once your subscription package is in your cart, look for the links in your cart or at checkout or use the CBUSArts search bar to find your desired show.
  • Use the links in your confirmation email to purchase online after buying your package.
  • Denote your additional purchases on your subscription form and mail it to the CBUSArts Ticket Center.
  • Purchase tickets with the CBUSArts Ticket Center either in-person or by phone at (614) 469-0939. We can offer the discount once your account’s subscription is confirmed.

Can I buy one or two shows instead of the entire season?

Single tickets are on sale starting July 5, 2024. Tickets are purchasable through CBUSArts online or by phone or in-person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E State St, 43215).

Will I need to make a new CBUSArts account?

If you are a new or renewing subscriber but have an existing CBUSArts account, you can use your same login and password to purchase your subscription.

If you are a new subscriber and are new to, you will need to create a new account with your primary email address.

When can I start exchanging my Flex Vouchers for specific shows and seats?

Flex Ticket Vouchers may be exchanged starting July 5, 2023 when single tickets go on sale to the general public.

Is The Contemporary continuing the masking requirements for the First Sunday performance of each title?

No. At this time, there are no masking requirements for any performance in the 2024-2025 season.

When will I receive my tickets by mail or be able to print from my CBUSArts account?

Subscription tickets will be mailed and/or made digitally available starting June 15, 2024. Single ticket purchases will be mailed and/or made digitally available upon purchase. You can always view your tickets in your CBUSArts account through a browser or your Digital Ticket Wallet at

When will the general public be able to buy their tickets?

Single tickets are on sale starting July 5, 2024.

What are the CBUSArts Ticket Policies?

Current CBUSArts Ticket Policies can be found here:

What if I have a question not answered above?

You can find many answers to Frequently Asked Questions, like “How do I get my tickets?” and “Do you offer group discounts?”, by heading here:

You can also contact the CBUSArts Ticket Center by email, phone, or in-person:

  • EMAIL:
  • PHONE: 614-469-0939 (M-F, 9a-5p)
  • IN-PERSON: 39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215 (M-F, 10a-3p)