Spring '17 Classes

now enrolling!

Check out the classes we have on offer beginning in January. We have many offerings for youth. We even have a great opportunity for adults to study with respected acting teacher, James Rayfield in a no-pressure environment for those who want explore and learn more about the acting process.

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Calendar of events

Explore everything freeFall has to offer from productions, to classes, to film screenings, to enrichment events and lectures. If it's happening at freeFall you will find it here. For descriptions of all of our mainstage productions in one place, explore our season brochure.

freeFall Gift Certificates

A beautiful customized gift in seconds

Our new gift certificates give you the opportunity to select from a number of attractive designs, add a customized message, and send immediately via email to the recipient. Or if you prefer, set the certificate to come to your email for printing and in-person gift giving. Either way, the gift of live theatre is a thoughtful, unique, and easy to give gift for any occasion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To read a detailed description of any of our upcoming performances, you can click on the “Explore the season brochure” button at the top of this page or in this window. Alternately, if you look at the events calendar and select a performance, you can read the same description on the same page where you can see available seats to purchase online.

During the duration of each run, we offer performances at the following times:

  • Wednesday at 7pm
  • Thursday at 7pm
  • Friday at 8pm
  • Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
  • Sunday at 2pm

Each run begins with two preview performances on Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm. The performance schedule listed above continues until the end of the run for every show except our holiday show which follows an irregular performance schedule which includes many more opportunities to see the show, including week day matinees.

For a full detailed calendar of performances and events, please visit our events calendar.

Tickets to freeFall performances range in price depending on which day of the week you attend and if you are a member or entitled to another discount. Note that when logged into the website, any member discounts that you are entitled to, including waived box office fees are automatically applied and are visible throughout the seat selection and checkout process. Below is a complete description of pricing policies and available discount programs.

  • Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 2pm are bargain performances with regular price tickets at $37.
  • Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm are mid-range performances with regular price tickets at $47.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm are premium performances with regular price tickets at $52.
  • All prices include a box office fee for non-members of $2 per ticket. We waive this fee for members. To see membership options click here.
  • We offer discounts for students, teachers, seniors, and members of the military of $3 off the regular ticket price.
  • Youth tickets (under 18) for all performances are $25. We do not recommend bringing children under 4 to the theatre. If you have questions about age appropriateness of a given performance, please consult the show description or contact the box office prior to purchasing tickets at 727.498.5205.
  • We offer rush tickets for students, teachers, and members of Actors’ Equity Association. Rush is available 30 minutes prior to each performance. Any remaining tickets are made available to students, teachers, or AEA members for 50% off.
  • Season subscriptions and freePass flex passes are also available. Click here to see subscription options.
  • If regular prices are prohibitive for your budget, consider attending a preview. Tickets to previews are $25 for all seats with no additional discounts. These performances are offered the first Friday night and Saturday matinee of the run. The theatre reserves the right to stop during these performances as they are final dress rehearsals in preparation for the show’s official opening.
  • We offer other programs to provide access to members of our community who wish to attend the theatre, but are experiencing financial hardship. freeFall’s tickets are competitively priced compared to similar professional theatres around the country, but if you would like to attend a performance and are unable to due to financial circumstances, please call the box office at 727.498.5205 to learn more about ways to experience freeFall’s work.
  1. To purchase tickets online, visit the events calendar and find the performance you would like to attend. Click the icon of the the performance in the calendar.
  2. Click on a seat in the seating chart to select it.
  3. A box will pop open, asking you to select the correct price category for the person sitting in that seat. If you do not see the box, try scrolling down slightly. It’s possible that your browser settings and monitor size are causing the box to open below the visible area of your monitor.
  4. Once you have selected all the seats you’d like (you can choose seats to multiple performances by returning to the events calendar and adding them to your cart) click the “proceed to cart” button or click on the shopping cart icon in the upper right corner of the page.
  5. If you have not logged in at this point, the system will ask that you log in, so any applicable discounts, coupons, vouchers, etc. can be properly applied to your order.
  6. If you have any applicable credits or vouchers, including season tickets, they will be visible at the bottom of the cart page. Simply click on any visible voucher to apply it to the order.
  7. When you are ready to pay, click the “proceed to checkout” button.
  8. Complete any areas of missing information marked with red asterisk, enter your credit card information, and click the “place order” button to complete your order.
  9. You will be sent an order confirmation email automatically. From there, you can print your tickets at home or simply pick them up at will-call prior to the performance. If you do not see a confirmation email, please check your “spam” or “junk” folder in your email (every email account has one). If you still do not see a confirmation, please contact the box office at 727.498.5205 to ensure that your order has been processed.
  10. If you find that your email provider is directing our emails to your “spam” or “junk” folder, you can add us to your email “whitelist” to avoid this issue in the future. For complete instructions on how to “whitelist” an email address for all popular email providers click here.

When your season ticket order is processed, whether online, over the phone, in person, or by postal mail, a series of electronic vouchers are generated and placed in your account. You are sent an order confirmation via email.

If you have not received your email confirmation, check your “spam” or “junk” folder in your email (every email account has one). If you still don’t see it, feel free to contact the box office at 727.498.5205 for assistance.

Regardless of whether you have your confirmation, if your order has been processed, you can simply log in to the website using your email and password to book your seats online. For a complete walk-through of the online booking process for season tickets click here.

If you would like to book your seats over the phone, please call 727.498.5205. To view box office hours look below or click here.

Please note: Many theatres have subscription policies that limit your attendance to specific days of the week or to specific seats for every performance. freeFall does not select seats for subscribers. YOU MUST SELECT YOUR SPECIFIC DATES AND SEATS. YOU WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY GET YOUR TICKETS IN POSTAL MAIL. freeFall allows subscribers the flexibility to attend any performance they choose. This means that once your season ticket has been processed, you must either select your seats and performances online or call the box office to choose them.

Once you have booked your seats, you can visit the My Account page at any time to view upcoming tickets, print your tickets at home, etc.

Many of our patrons and subscribers expressed frustration with our previous ticketing system and having to keep season ticket codes, member discount codes, or codes to waive box office fees.

Our new system keeps everything in one place and keeps track of all of your credits, subscriptions, memberships, discounts, etc. under one easy log in. Having an account, even for single ticket buyers, allows us to offer better customer service and better tracking of your orders by consolidating all of your orders in one place.

If you have purchased tickets before, you already have an account. Simply use your email address to log in. If you do not know your password, simply click “lost password” to get a password reset email sent to your email address.

If you do not see the email within a few minutes of clicking “lost password” check your “spam” or “junk” folder (every email address has one).

For further assistance call the box office at 727.498.5205.

There is currently a waiting list for volunteer opportunities at freeFall. Volunteers are used primarily as ushers. If you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please visit our volunteers page and fill out the form. When we have a need for additional volunteers, we will contact you.

Tuesday 9:30am – 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 6pm
Thursday 9:30am – 6pm
Friday 9:30am – 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 12pm – 3pm
Monday closed

If you call the box office during these hours and get directed to voicemail, we are assisting another patron. Your call will be returned in the order in which it was received. Please be patient. Depending on call volume it may take up to 24 hours to receive a return call. Also note that we are closed from Sunday at 3pm to Tuesday at 9:30am. If you call on a Sunday at 4pm, chances are you will not get a return call until some time Tuesday morning.

Remember that you can always purchase tickets, view upcoming tickets, update account information, etc. on this website 24/7.

If registration on the website is telling you that your email is already in use, it means that you already have an account with us. Even if you have never registered on this website, if you have purchased tickets in the past, then you already have a login. If you do not know your password, simply click “lost password.” You will be sent an email with a link to select a new password. If you do not see the email within a few minutes of clicking “lost password” please check your “spam” or “junk” folder (every email address has one). If you continue to have problems logging in, feel free to call the box office at 727.498.5205.

If you have purchased tickets with us in the past, then you probably already have an account. If you have never purchased tickets before, then you can register for an account by clicking here.

If you do not know your password, simply click “lost password” to be sent an email with a link to choose a new one. If you do not see the email within a few minutes of clicking “lost password” please check your “spam” or “junk” folder (every email address has one).

If you have any other problem with logging into your account, please call the box office at 727.498.5205.

 

If you attempt to reset your password by clicking “Lost your password?” you must enter your email in the field and click “submit” only once. If you do not see your reset email right away, check your “spam” or “junk” folder (every email address has one). If you submit your email address more than once within a 10 minute period, it will invalidate the reset link for security purposes. If you have any difficulty with this process, please contact us. We would be happy to reset your password manually, and send you a temporary password that will enable you to select your own password upon login. The box office can be reached at 727.498.5205 or email us from the contact page.

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Theatre is expensive to make. Did you know that even with regularly sold-out performances, ticket sales only account for a little more than half of what it costs to keep freeFall's doors open? Professional not-for-profit theatres like freeFall rely on the generous support of theatre lovers like you to fulfill our mission. Become a member today.

Friend Membership

$100
  • billed annually or $8.34/month
  • no box office fees
  • members only seating
  • listing in show programs
  • member discounts at local businesses
  • add subscriptions for $240 each

Silver Membership

$750
  • billed annually or $62.50/month
  • all benefits of Friend and
    Bronze levels
  • complimentary beverages at each performance
  • invitation to
    Season Announcement Party
  • add subscriptions for $240 each

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Education

We are always finding new ways to enrich the theatre-going experience and offer added insight into our productions. Lectures, talk-backs, and classes are offered throughout the season in conjunction with our performance schedule. Click CALENDAR above to see what’s coming up, or click the button below to read the latest news from our education and outreach programming.

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Volunteers

Every year hundreds of dedicated volunteers provide operational support for freeFall. Neighborhood Ambassadors post thousands of posters and handbills. Ushers seat thousands of patrons. Technical volunteers help strike the set after each run. Without their support, the work of our professional artists and artisans would not be possible. If you are interested in becoming a freeFall volunteer, please fill out our online form by clicking below, and our volunteer coordinator will be in touch.

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Actors

freeFall hires professional actors from all around the U.S. We operate under an SPT-6 collective bargaining agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. We hire both union and non-union professional actors. freeFall practices inclusive casting, often casting roles against gender, race, and type expectations. All talented professionals are encouraged to submit. If you would like to audition for freeFall Theatre, please attend one of our annual open calls. We also regularly attend unified auditions including UPTA, FPTA, and TTB. Click below to see upcoming auditions or to create an actor profile in our casting database.

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Costume & Prop Rentals

freeFall has an extensive stock of costumes and props, including furniture. We make our stock available to other organizations for rental. From other small professional theatres to schools and community groups, our affordable rental fees will round out your design. We have many specialty items from popular shows as well, including masks for Mr. Burns, a giant lit sign for Cabaret, and others. We are in the process of making our entire stock searchable online. In the meantime, please click below to send us a message, and we would be happy to help.

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ourMission

The mission of freeFall Theatre is to pursue art’s greater purposes and the transformative power of theatre – as a builder of community, a source of upliftment, and a builder of cultural legacy.

We will present a varied range of classical and new works that are bold, daring, and diverse. Our work will strive to be accessible, and we will present it in ways that invite, entertain, and challenge our audience.

We are committed to improving the lives of the citizens of Tampa Bay through our efforts to provide broad access to theatre that represents a high level of artistic achievement, and through educational programs that increase the community’s understanding and enjoyment of live theatre.

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ourHistory

Founded in 2008 and resident in our current home since 2011, freeFall Theatre has rapidly been recognized for artistic and organizational excellence. In naming our very first production the “most memorable play of the decade,” a regional newspaper theatre critic said, “freeFall Theatre announced its arrival with a pageant so stunning, it marked an epoch in Bay area theatre history.” Since then, we have continuously exceeded those high expectations, winning more awards than all other area theatres combined. Operating under a contract with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, we are proud to have employed hundreds of theatre artists. Acclaimed by critics, audiences and our professional peers, we are a driving force in Tampa Bay’s thriving arts community.

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