This year we’re launching a brand new admissions model: pay-as-you-go.
That means you can reserve online for free or just come directly to the door, enter, and enjoy the show. At the conclusion of the event, we ask that you to donate to our cause. This new model is one of our many efforts this season to ensure our shows are as accessible as possible.
When we started in 2015, we offered $10 tickets. The $10 ticket price was increased to $15 in Fall 2017. We have always had free admission for students and kids. As students ourselves, we had trouble going out to shows because it was too expensive. With VCO, we wanted to ensure that all our friends could come see us perform, and that their families wouldn't be charged by the head.
For a while, this model worked. However, more and more people have told us that we should raise our ticket prices. As the world becomes more expensive, so too do our operations. Folks regularly pay far more in admission at other opera and entertainment venues: raising VCO ticket prices would not be unfounded.
At the end of the day, we can not and will not ignore the quiet gratitude expressed by families for our affordable pricing. They thank us because, unlike a lot of other things, our shows are a place they can go for enjoyable and affordable entertainment.
You now have the power to support VCO in a big way with your show-day donation. With your help, we can offer better quality programming and artist compensation, all while making our shows as affordable to the public as possible.
Click here to RSVP for free to a show next season . Reserving only takes one minute per show. By reserving online you'll get updates about the event, early access to show programs, and give us peace-of-mind before the show.