Click HERE to order tickets online now.


Please note: The online ticketing system does not send a confirmation email. The confirmation page displays barcodes. Print that page, save it on your phone, or bring the credit card you used to purchase to the box office to pick up your tickets.



Buy Online and Go to the Front of the Line!
When you buy State Theatre tickets online, you can go straight to the head of the line at our sidewalk-side WILL CALL box office window to pick them up. Fast, easy, convenient!

How to Order Tickets Online

  • Click here and select the date of your chosen film or event from the drop-down box. Then click on your chosen show time. (If your show time is not highlighted, online ticketing is not available for that screening.)
  • A new window will pop up. Select the number and type of tickets you’d like to purchase. (You can only purchase tickets to one show per transaction.) Click Continue.
  • Confirm that the ticket information is correct, and then complete the payment information. When done, click Purchase Tickets.
  • Your order is complete when you see a bar code like this.

Picking Up Tickets Ordered Online or Over the Phone
If you ordered online, bring either a print out of the confirmation with bar code or the credit card you used to purchase your tickets directly to the WILL CALL window.  If ordered via phone, bring ID. Come directly to the WILL CALL window. You do not have to stand in the ticket purchaser line.

Take another look at the schedule here.


One Opera at a Time
Unfortunately, tickets may only be purchased one opera at a time online. Please purchase tickets to the first opera, then go back to the beginning and purchase tickets for the next opera.

Reserved Seating
Thanks to some very generous sponsors, we have reserved seating again for this season’s operas. Click HERE to view the seating chart. When you purchase tickets online, the balcony will not be indicated as such, so please refer to this chart for details you will need.

Accessible Seating
If you require wheelchair, mobility, or companion seating, please call the box office at 231-947-3446 and ask for manager Linda Barry.

Opera Information
Click HERE for more information on this year’s operas.

If you have any other general questions on the Operas, ticketing, or website navigation, please contact the box office at 231-947-3446. 


Regular Admission Prices

$8.50 ………… Adults
$7.50 ………… Seniors 65 and Over
$6.50 ………… Students and Kids 12 and Under.
$6.50 ………… Matinee
25¢ ………. Wednesday Classic and Saturday Kids Matinees. The same price the State (then called the Lyric Theater) charged when it opened in 1916.
FREE …….. Active Duty Service Members and Their Families, and Peace Workers.

Special event prices are noted accordingly.

Member Prices

$6.50 ………… Premium and Basic Members
$5.50 ………… Senior Basic Members
FREE …….. All Access Members

Opera Prices

$26 ……….. Adults
$24 ……….. State and MET Opera Members
$22 ……….. Seniors 65 and olders
$18 ……….. Children and Students

FREE Events
Tickets to free movies and events cannot be “purchased” online; free event links will not be active, and free pass options will not be listed. Visit the box office or call 231-947-3446 for help. Please arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes before showtime to guarantee your free seat.

Box Office Hours
Open one hour before the first show of the day until half hour after the last show begins.


Tuesday is Free Popcorn Day!
Patrons may get a free small popcorn when attending a movie at the State or Bijou on Tuesdays at all regularly priced screenings (special events excluded).

The Small Print
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Except in cases of reserved seating events, seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Events may not have been rated. Viewer discretion is advised.