The what, the wear & the when
If this is the first time you’ve been to PTE, here’s the cheat sheet (we won’t tell anyone you’re not a seasoned theatre-goer).

What to wear, what to wear...
Deciding what to wear can difficult at the best of times. Luckily, there’s no pressure to look any particular way at PTE! The beautiful thing about the arts community is the unwavering acceptance of everyone and anyone. Jeans and a t-shirt? Totally fine. All black and a turtleneck? Snaps to you. Want to make an evening out at theatre a bit of an occasion? A good rule of thumb is dressing for a nice dinner. Maybe even get a nice dinner beforehand while you’re at it. Just keep in mind that the theatre gets a little cool, so bring a sweater or shawl to keep you warm.

Chilling in the lobby lounge
Theatre is an experience, so come a little early to soak in our sleek lobby, lounge included. Have a glass of wine, try a local beer, and take a peek at our displays. No rush to finish that drink, just pour it into plastic and bring it into the theatre. Consider ordering a second drink, as some playshave no intermission! And remember - your 30 Below ticket comes with a discount coupon for one $5 beverage.

Since many of our shows run during actual 30 below weather, parking is naturally an issue of the utmost importance. Heated underground parking (AKA your car will for sure start afterwards) is right under Portage Place, accessible from either Vaughan or Carlton and only $8 for the evening after 5 pm (pay for parking at one of the machines near the elevators before heading upstairs - note that only elevator 6 goes all the way up to the PTE on the 3rd floor).

If the Jets are playing that day, you'll get a Coupon Code to discount your parking from $15 to $8. That will be emailed to you separately closer to the performance date.

Street parking is available on all sides of Portage Place as well. We are also close to major bus routes. Just be sure to take the elevator across from the Starbucks and the clock tower. Other elevators will take you to parts of the 3rd floor that are not connected to us.

30 Below

See MORE great theatre, spend LESS!

Prairie Theatre Exchange prides itself on being contemporary, Canadian and diverse -- just like you.

30 Below is a free membership for people 30 and under to bring you exclusive ticket prices, drink discounts, events, and most of all, exciting live theatre. Registering is quick and painless -- all we ask is that you bring your ID – and possibly a guest – to enjoy all PTE has to offer: contemporary plays by local and Canadian playwrights, a unique and intimate theatre (no seat further than 10 rows from the stage), and drinks in our lounge, during the play, and at intermission.

What does the free 30 Below membership get you for live performances?

  • Great seats for only $18
  • Beer or wine for $5
  • Seat upgrade opportunity for $5 *
  • Exclusive events
  • The best in contemporary live theatre in a unique and intimate space.

        * 30 minutes before showtime, subject to availability

NOTE: You can buy multiple tickets at $18, but each person using those tickets must be 30 or under and able to provide appropriate ID.

Your discount drink voucher will be held for you at the PTE Box Office to pick up when you arrive for the show and show your ID.

Photo by Joey Senft | Andrea del Campo, Chadd Henderson, Jane Testar, Paul De Gurse | Set Design by Ksenia Broda-Milian