Grand OnStage (GO) Shows with a Discount

Grand OnStage is pleased to offer discount tickets to performances every season. A variety of discount programs are offered including for Subscribers, Artists and Arts Workers, Youth, Kingston Transit Pass Holders, Newcomers to Kingston and more. More information on the discount programs can be found below.  

Contact or visit the box office for more information. The Box Office is now open by phone at 613-530-2050, Monday – Saturday, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. and two hours before each performance.  Tickets and gift certificates can also be purchased online and inquiries can be sent via e-mail at grandtheatremedia@cityofkingston.ca

Subscribers

If you purchase a subscription for the Grand OnStage season, here are the benefits that are exclusive to you:

  • Automatic invitation to attend the following season’s exclusive sneak peek launch event.
  • Exclusive subscriber ticket presale ensures you will have access to the best available seats before they go on sale to the general public.
  • Best available price. Save up to 10% off the regular ticket price on select Grand OnStage performances.
  • Subscribers are the only patrons who may exchange their Grand OnStage tickets. Tickets must be returned to the Box Office at least 24 hours before the performance and may be exchanged for another Grand OnStage performance in the current season. A per ticket exchange fee is applicable. Read more.
  • A discounted ticket Processing Fee is applied to subscription purchases.
  • If a subscriber buys additional tickets to Grand OnStage shows after purchasing a subscription, any reduced subscriber pricing will still be accessible and the per ticket processing fee will be waived on those additional tickets.
  • Opportunities to enter early bird subscription contests.For more information, visit our FAQ
  • For all Grand OnStage 2022-23 on-sale information, click HERE.  

2022-2023 Grand OnStage: Pay What You Want Program (PWYW)

Continuing our priority to make Grand OnStage performances more accessible to all, we are offering a new Pay What You Want program for three (3) unique performances. Simply book your free ticket, attend the show, and consider making a voluntary payment after the performance that reflects your experience.

These professional presentations offer extremely relevant social issues-based work that is reflective of the City of Kingston’s Indigenous reconciliation and sustainability priorities. The Grand OnStage encourages everyone to experience and be inspired by these productions, and we hope by removing this financial barrier they can be enjoyed by all.

The three presentations include:

  • Firewater Thunderbird Rising 2 (Oct 26) – a stunning multi-disciplinary contemporary dance presentation from Indigenous choreographer Christine Friday. Christine says that Thunderbird Rising 2 is the transformative spirit of dance travelling through realms of existence - ancestors, dreams, blood memory and the land directly connected to her Anishinaabek way of living and being. In addition, to live dance, the performance will include a documentary dance film that witnesses the Friday Family as they return to the site of their residential school and speak their truth on their traditional Family territory.
  • The theatrical hit: Are we not drawn onward to new erA (Feb 17) is an environmentally-themed theatre production from Belgium. The theatre company states: “Some people believe humanity is moving forward, while others believe the opposite. Are our actions irreversible or can we undo them? Are we not drawn onward to new erA is a powerful visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history.” Described as “One of the most innovative, mind-blowing and moving pieces of theatre” Are we not drawn onward to new erA will play for one night only at the Kingston Grand before heading to Toronto for a run of dates and then across Canada.
  • Treaty: Reconciliation Revelry (March 29) – A multi-disciplinary work that uses video interviews with Indigenous elders, historians, and community leaders interlaced with live performances of award-winning artists. Treaty: Reconciliation Revelry is a triumph in awareness entertainment for all nations and peoples to come together and celebrate. A Road to Reconciliation.

Artists and Arts Workers

Discount tickets are available for artists and arts workers. 50% off tickets on the shows listed.
Fall of 2022 shows will be announced shortly.

IMPACT

Discount tickets are available for people under the age of 30 by joining our free IMPACT savings club.  Take up to 50% off tickets on the shows listed.  Apply at the box office with photo identification. Ticketing limits and conditions apply, contact the box office for complete details. 

Youth Pricing

  • Kids under 12 qualify for child pricing to select shows.  
  • Babes-In-Arms - Please note that all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to any performance at Kingston Grand Theatre. Babes-in-arms are children 12 months of age or younger, who will not occupy an additional seat. Parents/guardians must order these complimentary tickets by phone or in-person from the Box Office. There are limited babes-in-arms tickets for each performance and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kingston Transit Pass

Holders of a monthly Kingston Transit Pass can save up to 50% off tickets on the performances listed. 

Military Discounts

Thank you for your service.  Receive 10% off select events when presenting a CF1 card at the box office at the time of purchase.  

New to Kingston Welcome Gift

Newcomers to Kingston who've registered with Immigrant Services Kingston and area (ISKA) will receive a welcome packet containing offers from many community groups.  Part of this gift is the opportunity to experience a performance at The Grand Theatre.  Some conditions apply.  Contact ISKA at 613-544-4661 or visit the ISKA website

Municipal Fee Assistance Program 

Families who have been approved for the My Kingston/Municipal Fee Assistance Program can purchase reduced-cost tickets to Grand OnStage performances at a cost of $15 each, except for KidStage productions which are $8 per ticket. Some conditions apply. Contact the box office for more information, at 613-530-2050. Learn more about My Kingston (MFAP)

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. If you wish to support the Grand OnStage Municipal Fee Assistance Program Ticket Fund, you can donate online or through Kingston Grand Theatre Box Office. 100% of all donations directly support families to experience the performing arts. 

2022/2023 Grand OnStage Discounted Performances

How to Fail as a Pop Star by Vivek Shraya
Vienna Boys Choir
Animal - Alfonse Circus
"Choir! Choir! Choir! Epic 80's Singalong!"
Michael Kaeshammer - Coast to Coast
Alice in Wonderland
The Nutcracker - The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine (20% discount)
Molly Johnson - This Holiday Season
Ballet Edmonton
Prophecy Fog by Jani Lauzon
The Queen's Cartoonists
Freedom: The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music
Cirque Kalabante - Afrique en Cirque
Mardi Gras Mambo featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
The Ugly Duckling
Yamato Drummers "Hinotori:The Wings of Phoenix"
Social Tango
Red Baraat