Show Times:

All shows except for the matinees start at 7:30pm.  Seating starts at 7pm.  Matinees start at 2pm and are always on a Sunday.  Matinees are shown as an M on show posters.

Arrivals must be seated by 7:30 p.m. (evening performances) and 2:00 p.m. (matinees).  Seating must be complete before/on time for the beginning of the performance. It is a sign of respect for the actors and other audience members.
Latecomers will be seated in the back rows (if available) until intermission, at which time the ushers will help them find their seats.  Thank you for your understanding.

24/7 Call Center

Call Center for buying tickets via telephone! This additional phone service is called:
ACT & Marion Ross Performing Arts Center Call Center.

This is a 24/7 automated phone service.  It provides telephone ticket sales, information on shows and theatre location.  The toll free number is 1-877-730-3144. You can still use the ACT Box Office number during theater hours.

There is a $5 fee per order for buying tickets over this phone number. There is no charge for information received over the number.
Tickets will be delivered by “Will Call” & E-Mail.

Box Office Hours and Reservations:

During the beginning of the ACT’s Season, season ticket holders are provided the first opportunity to reserve seats. They may utilize the mail-in service, or call the box office at 507-377-4371 or stop in to make a reservation.

For non-season ticket holders the box office opens the Monday the week of the show’s opening. You can call the box office at 507-377-4371 or you may visit the box office at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center to purchase tickets.

During a production, box office hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on performance nights. On Saturday evenings the box office is open from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Gift Certificates:

ACT has Gift Certificates that make presents.  Any amount can be designated:  for one play or a whole season. Gift Certificates are available for any amount that you wish.  You may purchase them at the Box Office or send a check to ACT c/o Mary Ellen Johnson, 331 Willamor Cir. Albert Lea, MN 56007.  Call 507-373-7801 for more information.

Season Tickets:

Season tickets are now available for ACT’s 49th season until the last performance of the first play of the season.  If you are interested in purchasing show tickets, please call 507-377-4371 or click on the email link and include your name and mailing address.

Now Available

Show Tickets

for the coming shows.

Click on ACT show ticket sold here image to go to the wiztix website. Introducing….On-line ticketing (to replace “making reservations”)

Thursday Evenings……4 PM to 6 PM
Monday through Friday Weeks of ACT/Plays Only!!  3:30 PM to 6 PM or Show start (7:30 PM)
Saturday ACT/Plays………………………..5:30 PM to show start (7:30 PM)
Sunday Matinee for ACT/Plays…………1 PM to Show start (2 PM)
Met-Live Opera……………….. open 1 Hour before the opera begins
Concert nights …………… 5 PM to Show start (7:30 PM)
Concert Matinee…………. 1 PM to Show start (2 PM)

Box office is located in theatre lobby of Marion
Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway, Albert Lea, MN 56007.
You can buy all tickets for all shows at any
time on-line and be assured of getting tickets of your choice.

New for 2012!
For those who need help ordering tickets for our shows the Convention and Visitors Center on Clark Street will be available.  The CVC is open Mon-Friday, 8am to 5pm.  You can use their computer and print out your tickets here there!  Must have a valid Masters or Visa credit card.

Have a question or problem about tickets, please

We hope to see you all in the coming season.



Audio assistance, handicap seating, and handicap parking are available. Please let the box office know if you require any of these services and they will assist you.