A $4 convenience fee is charged for each online ticket.

Show Times

All ACT shows, except for the matinees, start at 7:30 p.m. Seating begins at 7 p.m. Matinees (M) start at 2 p.m., with seating beginning at 1:30 p.m. 

Arrivals must be seated by 7:30 p.m. (evening performances) and 2 p.m. (matinees). Seating must be complete before 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 understanding.

24/7 Call Center

The ACT and Marion Ross Performing Arts Center Call Center is 877-730-3144. This is a 24/7 toll-free phone service. It provides telephone ticket sales, information on shows and theatre location. There is a $5 fee per order for purchasing tickets through the Call Center and an additional $4 convenience fee per ticket. Tickets can be delivered by email or will call. You can continue to use the ACT box office number at 507-377-4371 during theatre hours.

Box Office Hours

Thursdays (except major holidays)3:30–5:30 p.m.
ACT Play Week, Mon–Fri3:30–6 p.m. or to 7:30 p.m. show time
ACT Play, Saturday5:30–7:30 p.m.
ACT Play, Sunday1–2 p.m.
Met Live Opera and National TheatreOpen one hour before show begins
Concerts & EventsOpen two hours before show  begins

The box office is located in the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center lobby at 147 N Broadway in Albert Lea.

Season Tickets

Season tickets are no longer available for ACT’s 58th season. If you are interested in purchasing show tickets, click on the link above to make online purchases, call 877-730-3144, or purchase your tickets at the box office.


Gift Certificates

ACT has gift certificates available. You may purchase gift certificates online or at the box office.

Student Ticket (Children in the Theatre) Policy

ACT welcomes children ages 3 and above. Children under 3, including young infants, will not be admitted. Even if your child is over 3, it is vital to consider if your child will be able to sit in one place for two to three hours without making noise that interrupts the performance and disturbs other audience members or the actors on stage.

All audience members must have a ticket, regardless of age — even if your child sits on your lap.

ACT offers a reduced student ticket price to children from the age 3, up to and including college students.

Some shows may not be suitable for young children. If you are unsure, please ask the box office.


The theater auditorium offers a Hearing Loop system for those who are hard of hearing. To use this technology, you must have a hearing aid or cochlear implant that is equipped with a telecoil program.  

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.