Frequently Asked Questions

Parking and Accessibility

Where can I park? How much does it cost?

  • Sundial/MidCore Parking Garage:  Entrance located at 117 2nd Street N, 2 blocks from the theatre. Cost of Parking is $1.00 for up to four hours Monday—Friday after 5:00pm and all day weekends.
  • 2nd Avenue N Public Parking Lot:  Gravel lot located at 231 2nd Avenue N, across the street from the theatre.
Cost of Parking ranges from $4-$14 for unlimited hours.
  • Street parking:  Available along 1st and 2nd Avenues N and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Streets N.  Metered hours vary.
  • Handicapped Parking: Available on 2nd Avenue N across the street from the theatre.
  • Drop-Off/Loading Parking:  15-minute parking available on 3rd Street N directly in front of theatre.

For more downtown St. Petersburg parking, visit Discover Downtown.

How do I get to American Stage?

From Tampa

  • I-275 South to Exit 22/I-175
  • I-175 East to Dali Blvd.
  • Straight on Dali Blvd to 3rd Street
  • Left on 3rd Street to 2nd Avenue North (7 blocks)
  • American Stage is on the right.

From Sarasota/Bradenton

  • I-275 North to Exit 22/I-175
  • I-175 East to Dali Blvd.
  • Straight on Dali Blvd to 3rd Street
  • Left on 3rd Street to 2nd Avenue North (7 blocks)
  • American Stage is on the right.

From Clearwater & North Pinellas

  • US 19 South to 1st Avenue South
  • Left on 1st Avenue South to 3rd Street (31 blocks)
  • Left on 3rd Street to 2nd Avenue North (3 blocks)
  • American Stage is on the right.

Is American Stage accessible to persons with disabilities?

Yes!

Services for people with mobile disabilities:

  • Wheelchair accessible seats in our Raymond James Theatre
  • Accessible parking spaces available in front of the theatre
  • Wheelchair accessible restrooms in all of our lobbies
  • Services for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing:
  • Complimentary assistive hearing devices available upon request
  • Services for people who are blind or have low-vision
  • Dedicated curb-to-seat assistance on request

If you or a member of your party will require accessibility assistance, please contact the Box Office at 727.823.7529.

Tickets

Is there a service fee for purchasing tickets to events at American Stage?

For tickets purchased either online or by phone, a service fee of $1.50 per ticket will be applied.  No fee will be applied to tickets purchased in person.

How do I reach the Box Office for American Stage?

  • The Box Office at American Stage is immediately inside the 3rd Street N entrance of the St. Petersburg College building, located at 163 3rd Street N in St. Petersburg.
  • The Box Office can be reached by phone by calling 727.823.7529.
  • Hours of operation are 10am—6pm Monday through Friday, and two (2) hours prior to performance time on event dates.

Can I exchange my tickets for a different date?

Yes!  You may request a new performance date by contacting the Box Office at American Stage at least 24 hours in advance of your original ticket date.  Updated tickets may be picked up from the Box Office.  Please contact the Box Office at 727.823.7529 for more information.

Can I view a seating chart for American Stage before purchasing my tickets?

American Stage Mainstage theatre seating chart coming soon!

Performances

Will I still be seated if I’m late?

Due to the intimate structure of our Mainstage theatre, late arrivals can be disruptive to the performers and to other patrons.  Patrons arriving after the start of the performance will be seated at the least-disruptive time, at the discretion of the House Manager.  Please note that seats are only guaranteed until the scheduled curtain time. Late-comers may be seated in a location different than displayed on their tickets and/or asked to watch the performance on lobby monitors until intermission.

Does American Stage have a policy about cell phones and cameras?

Yes.  Cameras are not permitted inside our Mainstage theatre, and flash photography is prohibited during events held in our Lobby.  Cell phones, which can be distracting in both spaces, must be silenced prior to the start of the performance.

Is there a dress code enforced at American Stage performances?

No!  At American Stage you will see people dressed in a range from casual to dressy.  You are encouraged to dress in a way that makes you feel most comfortable.

Are children permitted at American Stage performances?

Children under the age of five, including babes in arms will not be permitted at American Stage performances.  Older children who are able to remain attentive and comfortable for an extended amount of time are welcomed, though it is recommended that you inquire with about a show’s advisories or age-appropriateness, through the American Stage Box Office at 727.823.7529.

Can I be contacted during a performance in case of emergency?

Yes. If you need to remain available to sitters or relatives while you attend a performance, please leave them the number of our Box Office (727.823.7529) as well as your seat number(s) and the name your tickets were purchased under.

Getting Involved

What, and when, are post-performance talk-backs?

Post-performance talk-backs are opportunities for you and other audience members to have a moderated discussion with the cast of the play about questions you might have thought during the performance about the play or the production.  They are held after select performances of each play—check our calendar for dates.

Can I host an event at American Stage?

Possibly!  Please contact the American Stage Development Department at 727.823.1600 x 203 for details and availability.

Can I advertise my business in your playbill?

Yes!  Please contact the American Stage Marketing & Communications Department at 727.823.1600 x 202 for details.

Can I volunteer for American Stage?

Yes, please!  With an assortment of opportunities to choose from, we happily welcome anyone willing to offer their time and abilities to volunteer with us where they feel comfortable.  Please visit our Volunteer page or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 727.823.1600 x 222 for further information.

Can I submit my play to American Stage?

Please visit our Play Submissions page for more information on American Stage’s new play submission process.

When does American Stage hold auditions?

Please visit our Auditions page for more information about auditioning for American Stage.  You may also send your headshot and resume to:

Casting
American Stage Theatre Company
PO Box 1560
St. Petersburg, FL  33731

Please do not email headshots and/or resumes.