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Three ways to Purchase Tickets

On Line

You are your own box office, open 24 hours a day, every day. And no one will look at you funny if you are in your pajamas! You can purchase tickets directly from the main page of this website at and click on the “Buy Tickets Online” link below each show. Or just scroll down to the event schedule at the bottom of this page and follow the same procedure!

Calling the Call Center

If you prefer to buy your tickets and speak to a live person, you can call the call center at 732.730.5925

9:00am to 9:00pm – Monday thru Friday

9:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday

Noon to 7:00pm on Sunday

At the Strand Center for the Arts

If you have questions about the theater, the show, or just how to get to the theater. The Strand’s box office is open at the theater 90 minutes before every show. The box office is at 303 4th Street (Lakewood, NJ 08701) just to the left of the marquee.

Multiple Ways to Pay

All four major credit cards are accepted via all methods of purchase. Cash, checks and gift certificates are accepted at the Strand’s box office during box office hours. Checks are only accepted 2 weeks before a show and a $25 fee applies to all returned checks. We can also handle purchase orders for group sales from government or schools.

Processing Fee

A $5.00 per-ticket, non refundable, service charge applies to all tickets. Tickets cannot be reserved without payment.


Additional Ticket Information

Group Sales

Bring your group to our setting for concerts, plays, musicals, comedy shows, and more. Group Sales are available for all shows. Our group sales are ideal for fun field trip ideas for kids and are also perfect activities for active adult communities. A group must be a minimum of 20 people. Discounts and special packages will differ for each show and may change depending on the size of your group. Payment must be made in full before the performance; purchase orders are accepted. Please call our box office at 732-367-7789 and ask for our group sales representative.

Gift Certificates

We’re sorry, gift certificates are not available for purchase online. Gift Certificates are available for purchase from our box office in any denomination. For more information, please call 732-367-7789.


There are no refunds or exchanges when you purchase tickets. All sales are final (members may exchange for the same show).


The Strand is wheelchair accessible. An assisted listening system is available at all times. Ask for the House Manager on the day of the show to obtain one. Large print programs are available for most performances. Assistive listening services such as sign language interpretation and audio description are provided for some musical performances, or can be provided for some performances upon request.

Mailing List

The Strand Center for the Arts respects the privacy and confidentiality of its customers and donors. We do not rent, sell, trade, or exchange its mailing lists or databases. When purchasing tickets, your name, address and phone number are required so that you can be contacted about your order, or if an event is canceled or postponed.

Refunds/Cancellations/Other Information

Every person must have a ticket in order to enter our venue. Please consider very carefully when bringing very young children.

  • Doors to the lobby open approximately one hour before all shows.
  • Inclement weather is not a cause for cancellation. As long as the artist is able to arrive at the theater, the event will proceed as scheduled. There are no refunds or exchanges unless a state-of-emergency has been declared. Plan to leave home early, and please travel carefully.
  • If one of our live shows is canceled for any reason, you will receive your refund automatically on the credit card you purchased the tickets with. If you paid by cash/check, your refund will be mailed to you.
  • Unless otherwise noted, the use of cameras or any recording equipment is strictly prohibited.


Dinner Theater

Our dinner theater is held in the Strand Gallery Ballroom. Dinner and desserts are served before the show, and you just need to spin your seats to the stage area to see the show. The shows are limited to 11 tables, and each table has eight chairs. We discount for purchases of eight tickets or more. If you do not purchase a full table you will be seated with another party, which is a wonderful way to create new friendships. Please purchase tickets to our dinner shows early—with only 88 tickets per performance, we sell out quickly. If we are sold out, please call the box office and ask to be put on a waiting list to be called if we add more shows.

Strand Gallery Ballroom and Backstage Pass Series Shows

The Strand Center for the Arts often hosts small concerts, play readings, full productions and comedy shows in the beautiful Strand Gallery Ballroom or in our Backstage Pass Series format, where the audience actually sits ON stage with the performers. Because of the size of these unique alternative spaces, these performances are more intimate than main stage productions. They will often include discussions with the artist on a basis you will not see in a larger venue. Both the classics series and playwright’s series must be purchased at the door on the day of the show.