Shows & Tickets



Single tickets for the 2017-18 Season go on sale June 26

2017-2018 Season

A Doll’s House

by Henrik Ibsen

A new version by Robert Kropf

Directed by Eric Bunge

September 20 – October 29

Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, argued that everyone, man or woman, had a right to be who they wanted to be. In A Doll’s House, protagonist Nora epitomizes struggles against the constraints of social conformity as she confronts her identity and the state of her marriage. Though Ibsen was writing in the 19th century, his masterpiece remains just as relevant as when it was written. As Mark Lawson writes, “Our culture is in moral chaos, with inquiries, trials, and debates agonizing over what we should think about politics, money, journalism, medicine, and sex, themes to which Ibsen…urgently returned.” – The Guardian

Advisory: Ages 13 and up.

Robert Frost: This Verse Business

by A.M. Dolan

October 5 – 28

For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country with his poetry, dry wit, and “promises to keep,” performing some of the greatest verse in the English canon and sharing his “wild surmises” on religion, science, poetic form, whatever was on his mind. Starring Emmy winning and Tony nominated actor Gordon Clapp, This Verse Business not only gives us Frost, the rascally wit of the platform, but also a personal view of Frost at his cabin.

Advisory: Ages 12 and up.

The Little Mermaid

by Doug Wright

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater and Howard Ashman

Directed by Chad Larabee

November 15 – January 7

Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, this Disney classic will delight Northern Stage audiences of all ages. Mermaid Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land and longs to someday join them though her father, King Triton, forbids it. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this beautiful tale of love will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.”

Advisory: Appropriate for all ages.


A World Premiere by Bob Stevens

Directed by Carol Dunne

January 31 – February 18

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm In The Middle) brings to life a little known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous young men on earth. Stranded in a hotel room in Key West, they do what many young men do when they’re bored–get drunk. They have some laughs, but as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of traumatic childhood events they have in common and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Advisory: Ages 12 and up.


by Ayad Akhtar

February 28 – March 18

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer who is rapidly moving up the corporate ladder while distancing himself from his cultural roots. Emily, his wife, is a white artist whose work is influenced by Islamic imagery. When the couple hosts a dinner party, what starts out as a friendly conversation escalates into something far more damaging. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. “In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Mr. Akhtar…puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another…” – The New York Times

Advisory: Ages 16 and up for strong language and subject matter.

Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

April 11 – May 13

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearse a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. “The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium.” – The New York Times

Advisory: Ages 14 and up.

To reach the Box Office, call 802.296.7000.

The Box Office is currently open 10am-4pm Tuesday through Friday and on show days from 10am until showtime.

2017-18 Season Single Ticket Information:

Single tickets for the 2017-18 Season go on sale June 26.

Center Section: $59 ~ Side Section: $49 ~ Side Section Rear: $34 ~ Accessible: $49
(Please see labeled seating chart below for a layout of the stage and seats)

These prices are for all performances except:

Preview Performances – all seats $34

$20 Tuesday – The first Tuesday after each production opens, all seats $20.

$15 Anytime Student Tickets – Valid for any performance, any seat, for any child or full-time student. Student ID may be requested to verify student status at the Northern Stage Box Office. $15 Student Anytime Tickets are sponsored by The Couch Family Foundation and Hypertherm Owner’s Philanthropic Endeavors (HOPE) Foundation.

The Little Mermaid Holiday Pricing – November 24-26 & December 15-January 1, adult ticket prices are as follows:

Center Section: $69 ~ Side Section: $59 ~ Side Section Rear: $44 ~ Accessible: $59
Student Anytime Tickets Remain $15 Each
Vouchers, discounts, and coupons are not valid on these dates.

Group Discount – $5 off each regularly-priced ticket for any group of ten or more. Call the box office to schedule your group at the theater today!

Access For All – Patrons with a current EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) Card may register with the Northern Stage box office and receive $5 tickets to any performance, subject to availability. Limit 4 tickets per production. Access for All is good for one year from date of registration. EBT Card must be presented to box office in person to register. Due to the verification required, these tickets are available only over the phone or in person after registration, not online.

Gift Certificates – Gift certificates are available in any amount by calling the Northern Stage Box Office. Gift certificates expire five years from date of issue.

Please note: Northern Stage is not able to offer ticket refunds. If you have any questions about your ticket order, please contact the box office before purchasing. Thank you!

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Accessibility – Accessible parking is located next to our Administrative & Production Building (76 Gates Street). The main and side entrances to the Barrette Center for the Arts are wheelchair-accessible. The building has wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the first floor, and an elevator to take patrons to second floor seating.

Accessible Seating – If you would like accessible seating, please call the box office. We hold special seats to accommodate wheelchairs, walkers, canes, hearing, and sight challenges. We would love to speak with you before you book your seats to make sure you are comfortable!

Hearing Assist Devices – T-Coil and FM assistive listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available at the box office.