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Due to the intimate setting of Schaeffer Theatre (305 seats), we strongly recommend that you purchase tickets in advance. We regularly sell out! All orders will be filled with the best available seats. All seats are reserved.

All sales are final. Program and casting subject to change.

Order Tickets

Online Tickets

Tickets are now available for purchase.

Online Tickets

By Mail

Complete the order form and return it with your payment to:

Bates Dance Festival
305 College St.
Lewiston, ME 04240-6016

All tickets ordered by mail will be held at the venue, open 45 minutes before curtain.

Order Form

By Phone

Beginning Wednesday, June 28 tickets may be purchased over the phone with a credit card.

To order call our Box Office at (207) 786-6161.

Tickets ordered over the phone may be picked up at the venue, open 45 minutes before curtain.

In Person

Beginning Wednesday, June 28 tickets for all shows may be purchased at the Bates Dance Festival Box Office.

Box Office Hours

Box Office Hours:

Open June 28-August 5, Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

Daytime Box Office Location:

Pettigrew Hall, 2nd floor, 305 College St., Lewiston.

Showtime Box Office Location:

Schaeffer Theater

For more information please call:


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Box Office Policies


To qualify for any discounts purchaser must show a valid ID when ordering or picking up tickets.

Our lower priced tickets are available to:

  • Children 12 & under
  • Full-time students with ID
  • Seniors 65 & older

Bates College faculty and staff are eligible for up to a 20% discount on full price tickets only.

Group Sales

The Bates Dance Festival welcomes groups, and offers a 10% ticket discount for those groups of 10 or more. Please call our Box Office to check availability or for more information at 207-786-6161.


Every person, including small children, must have a ticket. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please be considerate of other audience members.

Late Seating

At the discretion of house manager. Ticketed seating is guaranteed up to ten minutes prior to curtain. Standing is not permitted in the theater.


All theaters are wheelchair accessible. Please call in advance to let us know if you require special seating.