Prairie Theatre Exchange prides itself on being contemporary, Canadian and diverse -- just like you.
Launching this fall is 30 Below, a free membership for people 30 and under (did the name give it away?) 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 sophisticated lounge, during the play, and at intermission.
What does the free 30 Below membership get you?
- 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.
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.
- 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 Ubuntu and Salt-Water Moon have no intermission! And remember - your 30 Below ticket comes with a discount coupon for one $5 beverage.
As we approach actual 30 below weather, parking will become 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 $7 for the evening after 5 pm (on MTS Centre event nights, your parking stub will be validated in the lobby from $14 to $7, so make sure you bring it upstairs).
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.
- ...or you can just sign up now on the form below!
A week before the opening of each show, we’ll email you with a new code to get your 30 Below ticket discount. $18 will get you into the Prime and Select sections of our theatre, and give you a coupon to get a drink from our bar for $5. Want to sit front and centre? Half an hour before curtain (well, we don’t have a curtain but you know what we mean), go to the box office and upgrade your tickets to the best Premium spots available for $5.