Outdoor Venue FAQs

Our final 2021 outdoor performance will take place on September 4. All fall events will be located inside of the theatre.
Hangar Theatre COVID-19 Safety Plan for Indoor Events (CLICK)


Where will your outdoor season take place?

Our venue will now be an outdoor, socially distant performance space on the Hangar property, located behind the theatre across from the dog park.

What if it rains? 

Depending on the severity of the weather, we may cancel or delay a performance. Please check your email and the Hangar Theatre website/social media for the most up-to-date information regarding cancelled performances. The Hangar Theatre encourages all patrons to dress for potential weather changes and temperatures, as our outdoor seating is not covered. Umbrellas may not be opened in the audience seating areas. We recommend bringing clothing layers including a jacket with hood, rain boots, and bug spray for exposed skin. You may choose to bring blankets and seat cushions. 

Full weather, exchange, and cancellation policies available HERE.


  • What are your COVID policies?

    • Paperless: no cash sales and no paper tickets. Be sure to bring a credit card for concessions purchases.
    • Masks: not necessary outdoors, but required to enter the building for restrooms.
    • Frequent Cleaning: disinfecting high-touch surfaces throughout the day and between performances.

    *Please do not attend a performance if you are currently experiencing, or have recently (within the past 48 hours) experienced, any symptoms of COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact our Box Office (607-273-2787) to exchange your tickets at no charge for another performance.

  • How do I buy tickets?

    Purchase your tickets BEFORE arriving at the theatre. Tickets may be purchased online HERE and by phone (607-273-2787) up to 1 hour before the performance. All ticketing will be paperless. Please report to the Box Office upon arrival to be checked in by last name.

  • How do I choose my seats?

    Please review the seating chart online carefully and select the pod of seats that matches your group size. If you have a pod size that is not available online or need specific accommodations, please choose a different performance time or contact our Box Office to be seated (607-273-2787, boxoffice@hangartheatre.org).  

    We encourage individuals that wish to sit together and do not require social distancing from one another to purchase tickets in one transaction. 

  • What should I bring?

    A mask for visiting the restroom, your credit card for concessions purchases (cash will not be accepted), blankets, seat cushions, hat, rain coat or poncho for light misting, and your appetite! 

  • What will your chairs be like?

    Our outdoor venue has folding chairs positioned in a specific design for your safety and to ensure proper social distancing. They will be sanitized after use. You are welcome to bring a seat cushion or blanket. 

    You may chose to upgrade to Umbrella Seating (see question about Row I, our row of umbrella-covered, high top tables). 

  • What concessions are available?

    In addition to water, soft drinks, beer, wine, and snacks for purchase at the Hangar outdoor concession stand, Mama Said will be selling hand pies on site for every Mainstage show! Please Note: our liquor license prohibits outside alcohol.

  • Why do seats in the back row (Row I) cost more?

    The back row of our venue features umbrella-covered, high top tables. A table seats up to 4 people and provides patrons with an intimate space to enjoy concessions and company. A table costs $250, which includes the price of 4 adult tickets. Save $25 per show with a table subscription for $1,125.

    If you are interested in purchasing a table for a show or the entire season, contact the Box Office (607-273-2787).

  • How will accessible seating work?

    There are 6 accessible aisle seats and 6 companion seats for every performance. These are marked on the seating chart and should only be purchased by patrons requiring accessible seating. 

  • Can I go inside the building to use the bathroom?

    Yes. The restrooms will be available for use with limited capacity. We will be extending intermission times to accommodate. Masks are required to enter the building.

  • How can I get an Assistive Listening device?

    Simply request a device the Box Office when you arrive. A driver’s license will be required to rent a device.

  • What are the show times? Do you have matinee performances?

    All productions  begin with a preview performance on Thursday evening followed by a Friday opening night. Our Mainstage performances run at 7:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday with 2:30 PM matinee performances on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Our KIDDSTUFF performances run Fridays and Saturdays at both 10:00 AM and noon.

  • What are Preview Performances?

    Previews are shows performed in front of an audience prior to their official opening. The purpose of preview performances is to give the director and creative team a chance to experience the production with an audience present, while adjustments can still be made. Some theatres offer several previews to audiences prior to opening night. This summer, the Hangar will offer one Thursday preview for each production. 

  • For An Odyssey: What does “community-created theatrical experience” mean?

    Community-created theatre projects “center and highlight community members as culture bearers, storytellers, and artists, as opposed to community theatre which uses previously produced plays with community members acting” (click for full explanation from Gum-Dip Theatre).

  • What is your policy on children?

    Children under five are not permitted entry to any Mainstage performances. KIDDSTUFF performances are designed for children of all ages but are up to the discretion of the parents or legal guardians.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    Only service animals may accompany you at a Hangar Theatre performance.

Socially-distant seating chart (example of online view):