Frequently Asked Questions
Ticket Delivery Methods
To access your tickets via your smartphone, search for "Bass Hall" in Google Play or the iTunes Store and download our free app. All app features are accessible through the menu in the top left hand corner.
Once you have downloaded the app, any tickets you purchase are available and up-to-date in the app even if tickets have been exchanged. In order to access your mobile tickets, you must click "log in" to access your account information, then click on the drop down menu and select "My Tickets." All tickets purchased will be visible on that screen and are accessible 24 hours prior to a performance.
Upon entering Bass Hall, turn the brightness on your phone all the way up and the show-specific bar code can be scanned straight from your phone.
If you are unable to retrieve your password, you will need to reset it. To do this, go to the login screen, and select “Forgot Login." At that point you will enter your email address and hit continue. A message will be emailed to you shortly after containing a link that will allow you to set up a new password and log in.
If you selected to have your tickets delivered to you as Print at Home, you will be sent two emails upon the completion of your order. The first email will be an order confirmation, while the second will contain a printable PDF file. That printed document will serve as the actual tickets that can be carried into the hall and scanned by ushers.
If your tickets print without text on them, it most often denotes that your PDF reader is not compatible with the PDF file created by our ticketing application. You can call the box office at 817-212-4280 to have your tickets re-emailed to you, or stop by the box office for a re-print one hour before your scheduled performance.
To claim tickets at Will Call, we simply need the first and last name you used to create your account and the address you put on file.
If you have not received your tickets in the mail, please call 817-212-4280. We can reprint and resend your tickets or change the delivery method.
Yes. The only information we require is the name the tickets were originally purchased under and the address associated with the name. We do not need to see ID or the credit card used to purchase.
General Ticketing Concerns
Yes. Everyone, including infants, is required to have a ticket to enter Bass Performance Hall. Lap seats are sold for children under 2 at the lowest available ticket price for any given performance.
Tickets for shows presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth can be purchased online, by calling our Box Office at 817-212-4280, in person at the Box Office located at 525 Commerce, Fort Worth, TX 76102, or through our free mobile app (search 'Bass Hall' in the iTunes store or Google Play). All remaining inventory will be available for purchase at the Bass Hall box office on the day of the show. However, we recommend that patrons purchase tickets in advance.
No. Only shows presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth and The Cliburn are sold at the Box Office inside Bass Hall. This includes shows in the Broadway at the Bass Series, Popular Entertainment Series, McDavid Studio Concert Series and Cliburn Concert Series. Our other resident companies— Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, and Fort Worth Opera—rent Bass Hall as a performance venue.
The Performing Arts Fort Worth Box Office is located downtown at 525 Commerce, Fort Worth, TX 76102, one block from Sundance Square. Our normal business hours are 10-6pm Monday-Friday and 10-4pm on Saturdays.
Complimentary 15 minute parking is available on Commerce Street outside the Box Office during normal business hours, except when school buses or valet attendants are present.
Due to the popularity of many of our shows, seat inventory rapidly changes and we cannot place a hold on any seats that have not been paid for.
Yes. Single tickets may be exchanged for a non-refundable $4 fee per ticket. Season tickets may be exchanged free of charge by calling the Season Ticket Hotline at 817-212-4450. In both cases, you are responsible for any price difference due to an upgrade in seat location or performance time.
Tickets can be exchanged via phone or in person. All exchange requests must be placed prior to the performance. Tickets can only be exchanged for another date or time of the same performance.
In the event of a sold out performance, the Box Office (817-212-4280) will have information regarding the availability of last minute released tickets.
Performing Arts Fort Worth offers season tickets for our Broadway at the Bass series comprised of several fabulous touring-broadway productions. If you plan to see multiple Broadway at the Bass shows, we highly recommend becoming a Season Ticket Holder because of the added value and amenities. By purchasing Broadway at the Bass season tickets you will receive a designated seat to each show in the season, 15-20% off the regular single ticket price, priority seating, free ticket exchanges, no additional fees, invitations to special sponsor events, the opportunity to join the VIP Presenters and more. Current season information can be found here.
Yes, we have easy payment plan options available for Season Ticket Holders! With a 25% down payment and valid credit card on file, we can set up equal monthly installments that will be charged on the first Friday of the month for 4 to 6 months. Patrons who opt-in to the payment plan will receive an email notice prior to the payment draft and a confirmation email once the payment has been processed.
Once a patron becomes a Broadway at the Bass Season Ticket Holder, they have access to upgrade into our VIP Presenter program at any time for added amenities. Because Performing Arts Fort Worth is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the fees required to join as a VIP Presenter are tax-deductible and help us fulfill our mission on stage and in the community.
Performance run times vary based on the individual production. Most Broadway at the Bass performances are between 2-2.5 hours in length, while most Popular Entertainment and McDavid Studio shows are 1.5-2 hours in length. For an exact run time for a particular show, please call the Box Office at 817-212-4280.
The Box Office and lobby open 1 hour prior to a show's scheduled performance time. Seating begins 30 minutes prior. We recommend arriving 30-45 minutes early so you have plenty time to pick up your tickets, use the restroom, get a drink, explore the many levels of Bass Hall, and look around the gift shop before getting seated.
The age appropriateness varies by production. For specific show information, call our Box Office at 817-212-4280.
Valet services begin 1.5 hours before performance time. Bass Performance Hall opens one hour before performance time. Seating begins 30 minutes before performance time. As a general guide, for a 7:30pm performance, valet opens at 6pm, the box office and lobbies will open at 6:30pm and seating will begin at 7:00pm.
Most performances require a late seating hold during which seating is not permitted until the first appropriate break in the performance. The “first appropriate break” is set by the production company and often means 5-10 minutes after the start of the performance. Monitors are located in the lobby for late arrivals. Patrons should visit the restrooms before the performance begins and/or at intermission. In the event you must leave your seat, you will not be re-seated until the next appropriate break in the performance.
In the unlikely event of a cancelled performance, Patron Services will communicate all available options by email or phone.
All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend a performance you may:
- Call the Box Office to exchange into another performance of the same show, if available.
- Donate tickets back to Performing Arts Fort Worth as a tax deductible donation. A tax donation letter in the amount of the unused tickets will be sent to the address on file at the end of the month. Donation requests must be made at least 24 hours prior to performance. Performing Arts Fort Worth is unable to donate ticket purchases for a missed performance.
- Gift tickets to a friend, family member, or coworker.
- Try to sell your tickets independently.
All sales are final. Performing Arts Fort Worth does not give refunds for performances that are missed.
For productions in Bass Performance Hall, we recommend patrons park in the complimentary 777 Main Garage located at the intersection of 5th and Commerce. This garage is set aside for Bass Hall patrons 1.5 hour before most performances and are monitored by parking attendants who will direct them to the best possible parking spot.
Please note: During weekday matinees, the 777 Main Garage is not available for Bass Hall patrons. It is always available on weekdays after 6pm or anytime on Saturday and Sunday.
Performing Arts Fort Worth offers curbside valet parking for $20 per car. This service is available on both sides of Bass Performance Hall beginning 1.5 hours before the performance.
For additional parking information, click here.
For productions in our McDavid Studio, we recommend patrons park in the Sundance Square 2 Garage, located at the intersection of 3rd and Calhoun. The McDavid Studio is located at 301 E. 5th Street.
For additional parking information, click here.
Discounts and Fees
Performing Arts Fort Worth is a local presenter of touring-broadway productions. The individual production companies outline what discounts and offers are available. For information on available discounts, patrons should call the box office at 817-212-4280.
- Performing Arts Fort Worth does not offer a child discount for tickets. All patrons, including lap children under the age of 2, must have a ticket to enter the Hall. Lap child seats are sold at the lowest available ticket price.
- Student rush tickets are available for select shows and may be purchased with a valid Student ID one hour before performance time. Students will receive the best available seating and prices generally range from $20-$30. To purchase a Student Rush ticket, a valid student ID must be shown at the time of purchase. There is a limit of one student rush ticket per student ID. All forms of payment are accepted.
- Discounts for seniors or military may be available pending show approval.
Performing Arts Fort Worth does offer group rates and priority seating for purchases of 10 tickets or more, pending show approval. To learn more about group sales, click here or call our Box Office at 817-212-4248.
Convenience fees are applied to all single ticket orders purchased over the phone or online. Convenience fees range between $4.50/ticket to $11.50/ticket (based on ticket price) and help to cover operational costs.
A flat $4.00 single ticket order charge is applied to each order regardless of how many tickets are purchased in the order. The $4.00 fee is applied unless the patron is a Season Ticket Holder.
Performing Arts Fort Worth is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that owns and operates Bass Performance Hall. We have four resident companies that rent the building from us – Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theater and The Cliburn. They are each separate organizations and manage their own programming and marketing, including ticket donations.
As Performing Arts Fort Worth, we present touring shows such as Broadway musicals, popular entertainment concerts and family programming. We do not produce shows. As a result, we do not have approval from the tours that we present to donate tickets.
Booster seats may be rented from the the cloakroom (located in Grand Salon) for $3. A driver’s license or credit card is required to check one out.
Yes, complimentary coat check is available downstairs on the east side of the Grand Salon. Tips are appreciated.
Opera glasses may be rented from the Gift Shop for $5. A driver’s license or credit card is required to check one out.
No, we do not have an ATM on site. The closest ATM’s are located at BB&T (on Commerce St. next door to Salata Café) and at Worthington Bank (located at 4th and Main Street).
Lost and Found is located at the Security office inside the Stage Door off Commerce Street. To contact the security office, call 817-212-4242.
Yes, gift certificates can be purchased online and at the Box Office either in person or over the phone at 817-212-4280.
*There is a $5 fee to purchase Gift Certificates over the phone and online. All fees avoided if purchased at the window.
Bass Hall Gift Certificates can be used by your friends and family to purchase tickets to their choice of any event presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth or The Cliburn. Bass Hall Gift Certificates are not redeemable for performances presented by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater, or the Fort Worth Opera.
In an effort to enhance security and patron comfort at Bass Performance Hall, Performing Arts Fort Worth will begin regulating which personal items will be admitted into the Hall effective January 17, 2017.
Patrons will still be allowed to bring in small bags and purses. Those larger than 12 x 4 x 12 will not be permitted, however. This is to ensure our patrons experience the highest level of comfort and security.
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Accessible seating is available in various sections and price levels for all performances. To purchase accessible seating, call the Box Office at 817-212-4280.
For additional accessibility information, click here.
There are handicap parking spots in the 777 Main Garage located on the 2nd and 3rd levels. In addition, Bass Hall Valet Service is capable of parking and assisting handicapped patrons. Wheelchairs will be provided when necessary.
Loop hearing devices are available at no charge in the gift shop. You must leave your license or credit card to check one out. To learn more, click here.
Audio Descriptions Services are available with a two-week advance notice for the Broadway Saturday Matinee performances. To learn more, click here.
Sign Language Interpretation is available with a two-week advance notice for the Broadway Saturday Matinee performances.