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Circle of Friends

2013-2014 StageSource Circle of Friends Card Renewal

The Circle of Friends card is a two-for-one ticket card distributed to over 50,000 households to promote greater awareness of theater in our region. Your theater is invited to be listed on the COF card and to distribute cards as a benefit to your subscribers/members.  This card is valid through September 30, 2014, and we state on the card that the card is not valid at the issuing theater.  You may set your own theater’s policy regarding the performances at which the card will be honored.  We will be compiling a list on our website of participating theaters’ policies although cardholders should still check with the box office when ordering tickets.  Listing on the card is available only to StageSource Organizational Members. Circle of Friends continues to be rated one of the top programs by our members and theaters with 84% of responders using the card at least 1-4 times a year.


There are only two criteria for being listed on the Circle of Friends Card:               

¨       The organization must be a current StageSource member

¨       The organization must hold publicly announced performances

We ask that organizations try to monitor effectiveness of the Circle of Friends Card to help StageSource improve this service.

The cardholder is responsible for calling the box office of the theater they wish to attend to:

¨       Identify themselves as a Circle of Friends cardholder

¨       Determine the availability of tickets

¨       Determine the theater’s Circle of Friends policy

¨       Make reservation/purchase

Last year over 71 theaters took advantage of this audience development tool and we want even more theaters this year!  If you wish to participate, please fill out the registration form and return to StageSource before June 21, 2013.

Circle of Friends 2013-2014 App (Word)

Circle of Friends 2013-2014 App (PDF)


Email forms to, or mail to:
15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston, MA 02210


If you are an audience member that may not be interested in full membership to StageSource but would still like to take advantage of the 2-for-1 discount, consider the Theater Lovers program.  More info here.

The 2012-2013 cards lists over 70 theaters throughout New England including new companies in the Berkshires, Merrimack Valley, Cape Cod and Rhode Island.

Click here for a list of theater companies' Circle of Friends card policies.

Read more about what our members think of the Cirlce of Friends card at our blog!