How do I choose my reserved Passport seats?
Avant Bard shows are intimate and immersive. Our seating layout often changes from show to show, so no two houses will ever be the same. That said, as a Passport holder you will always be able to reserve a seat in a prime location. When you enter the house, your seat will have a sign with your name on it.
For a downloadable “How to Use Your Passport” guide, click here.
I really like certain seats, though—can I make sure I’m sitting in the section I want?
Absolutely. If you have a seating area request you’d like us to be aware of (e.g., “I like front row center,” or “I need ADA accessible seating”) please email Director of Audience Engagement Quill Nebeker (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your request. We’ll add it to our records and make sure you always get the perfect seat.
How do I get my free snack and beverage?
Passport holders get a free snack and beverage for every show. To get your free concessions, simply show your Passport ticket to the House Manager on duty at the concessions stand and they will provide the goods.
Where do Avant Bard performances take place?
Avant Bard performances will take place at Gunston Arts Center’s Theatre II in Arlington, VA unless otherwise specified. For detailed driving or public-transportation directions to Gunston Arts Center, please see our Plan Your Visit page.
Is parking available?
There is free and ample parking at Gunston Theatre II. When you pull into the complex, the lots closest to Theatre II will to the far right as you face the building.
I have accessibility needs. What do I do?
Avant Bard will always have ADA accessible seats for those who need them. If you need to reserve an ADA accessible seat, please call the box office at 703-418-4808 or email email@example.com.
Avant Bard also offers Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) for all performances. If you need an ALD, please ask for one at the box office when you check in at your performance. You will need to give the box office manager a valid ID to reserve your device; the ID will be returned when you return the device after the show.
Do you offer sign interpretation, or large-print/braille programs?
At this time, Avant Bard is unable to offer these services regularly. However, if you need these services, please contact Quill Nebeker, Director of Audience Engagement, at 703-418-4808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org well in advance of the performance you plan to attend, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.