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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who are you?
Upstream Theater is a professional production company dedicated to presenting new works and inventive stagings of classical plays, with a special focus on joint ventures involving artists from other countries. We offer a theater that is spiritual and sentient, witty and engaged, multilayered and syncretic. Our goal is to move you, and to move you to think. Our outreach has three prime aims: to offer St. Louis audiences an international perspective in theater, to engage local communities from cultures outside the United States, and to help develop younger audiences.
2. Where are you located?
We are now performing in two venues: The Kranzberg Arts Center in Grand Center, located here, and the Little Theatre on the Park, at 305 S. Skinker Blvd., located here.
3. How do I purchase tickets?
You may purchase in advance by credit card through brownpapertickets.org or at the box office one hour before the show. For group rates or press tickets please write us at email@example.com.
4. May I reserve tickets without paying?
We no longer accept advance reservations without payment. Please visit brownpapertickets.org to purchase tickets. If you are unable to purchase online please contact us at 314-863-4999.
5. Where can I park?
a. For the Kranzberg, you may request a pass in advance that will give you a discount at the Scottish Rite Parking Lot. There is also on-street parking or you may use one of the available paid lots in the Grand Center District.
b. For 305 S. Skinker, you may park free of charge in the Missouri Historical Society lot across the street on Fauquier, or else on the street.
6. Is the seating reserved?
No: first come, first served.
7. Can you accommodate special needs?
Yes. The Kranzberg is fully accessible and we provide special access at 305 S. Skinker—just let us know in advance.
8. I would like to volunteer: how do I sign up?
Just sign up here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, attn. Jeanette Maness.
9. I would like to support Upstream Theater: how do I do that?
You may donate online by clicking the PayPal button on the top of this page! If you prefer you may mail your donation to:
P.O. Box 300006
St. Louis, MO 63130.
Your donation is tax-deductible.
Box Office Policy
No refunds will be given on the day of the show.
Groups of 10 or more must reserve and pay one
week in advance for special rate.
Walk-ins are welcome. They will be taken after
all reservations have checked in, on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Student discounts are for full-time students with valid ID.
Senior discounts are for people 65 or over.
We are happy to accommodate any special needs:
just give us a call!
Late seating policy
Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed a seat. We will try to accommodate as best we can: this may result in a seat with reduced visibility.
Certain shows may be staged in ways that does not allow for any late arrivals, out of consideration to artists and other guests.
No smoking is allowed in the theater.
Concealed weapons are not allowed.
Please turn off all cell phones.
Photography is not permitted.
Upstream Theater posts all auditions through the Actors’ Equity Association casting call, as well as on stlouisauditions.com. The majority of our actors are union members, but we welcome candidates and non-union members at all open-call auditions. For specific guidelines, or to send a headshot and resume, please contact Carrie Houk, Director of Casting, at email@example.com.
At present we do not have the staff to read all scripts submitted, but inquiries are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Familiarity with the mission of the company is appreciated in all solicitations.