FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
LOCATION AND PARKING
Where is the theatre located? / Where can I park?
How to Find CST
Carpenter Square Theatre is located at 1009 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.
We are on the north side of the street just east of the intersection of Reno and Western in downtown Oklahoma City.
(between Western on the west and Oklahoma City Blvd on the east)
Free parking on Reno in front of the building. Free parking (with a security guard) is also available in the lot of Sweis' Greek Cafe. More parking is along Reno west of Western, on both sides of SW 2 and on S. Classen. Please note that the only safe place to cross Reno is at the corner of Reno and Western. Parking in the Horn Trader lot may result in a towed vehicle.
TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS
What are your ticket prices?
The Ticket Info page lists individual and season ticket prices.
How do I make reservations?
The online ticketing system is still in rehearsals, but you can call for reservations at 405-232-6500.
Box Office Hours:
Tuesday through Friday: 1 - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (Show days only)
Sunday: Noon - 2:15 p.m. (Show days only)
Do you offer discount tickets?
CST offers a discount on individual ticket prices for seniors, students, or groups of ten or more.
The season ticket plans also offer great savings over the individual ticket price with a substantial discount for seniors.
The Student/Faculty Rush Ticket allows students with a valid high school or college ID to see any show in our season for the extremely low price of $5. Faculty price is $10. Some restrictions apply. See the Tickets page for details.
The Allied Arts OKCity Card is valid for 2 for 1 tickets.
To purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at (405) 232-6500.
How do I find out about performance dates and special events?
Join our free e-mail list. The emails list all performances, auditions, and events at CST.
How do I find out about auditions?
Join the e-mail list. That way, you'll automatically receive an email whenever auditions are announced.
Audition notices are also posted on the web site and distributed to the local newspapers a couple of weeks before auditions. You may also call the Box Office at (405) 232-6500 and request to be placed on the audition email list.
Can anyone come out and audition for a show? What is needed?
CST holds open auditions. We encourage anyone who is interested to come and audition. Auditions for plays are usually done with cold readings from the script. Musicals usually require a prepared song. If you have a photo and theater resume, please bring them.
Is there an age limit to audition?
There is not an age limit to audition. It just depends on the age range of the characters and what the director is looking for.
Check the web site or Facebook page about two weeks before the audition date. There should be an Audition Notice posted which will have character information and age ranges.
What are the rehearsal schedules like?
Rehearsal schedules vary for different shows. Rehearsals start 4 to 6 weeks before the show opens. Rehearsals are usually held on weekday evenings, but the director will determine the schedule based on everyone's availability. Musicals almost always rehearse for six weeks - usually starting with a week dedicated to learning the music. Plays tend more to 4 or 5-week rehearsal schedules.
Directors try to plan the schedule so that only the actors in the scene being rehearsed are called. Actors with smaller roles won't necessarily have to attend every rehearsal.
At auditions, the directors will want to know about any conflicts so they can plan the schedule accordingly.
Are the actors paid?
CST is a non-profit community theatre. Our actors receive a small stipend and complimentary tickets as a way of saying thanks for their time and effort in helping us produce our shows. Many of our actors volunteer with other area theatres as well.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION AND DONATIONS
Do you ever need volunteers?
Yes! There are many opportunities to volunteer your abilities. We're always looking for actors, technical people, hairdressers, costumers, prop people, and ushers. Please call the CST office at (405) 232-6500 if you are interested in volunteering.
Could you use donations of furniture, costumes, supplies, etc.?
Financial contributions, in-kind donations, furniture, props, costumes, tools, and even office supplies are needed and gratefully accepted. Please call the CST office at (405) 232-6500 if you have items to donate.
Carpenter Square Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, so a portion of your donation may be tax-deductible. Please consult with your accountant or tax preparer for more information. There is an easy-to-use PayPal DONATE button on the CST Home page.
What other ways can I support the theatre?