Frequently Asked Questions about Dracula
When are performances?
Friday, October 4 through Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 6 p.m
Special Halloween Week Performances: Tuesday, October 29-Thursday, October 31 at 8 p.m.
How much are tickets?
October 4 – October 27:
ADULTS -- Thursdays: $29
ADULTS -- Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: $38
SENIORS (over 65) – $29
STUDENTS (under 25) -- Thursdays and Sundays only: $20
Tuesday, October 29 – Thursday, October 31: ALL TICKETS $38
GROUPS (10 or more adults) – $30 – Payment must be received in advance. Call the Box Office for more information (410-313-8661).
NOTE: There are no service/handling fees added to ticket price.
How do I buy tickets?
Click HERE to purchase your tickets online.
For phone orders, call our Box Office (410-313-8661) Monday through Friday, 10am – 2pm.
Can I buy tickets at the show?
Any tickets not sold as of 3 hours before showtime will be available for purchase at the door.
We accept cash, checks or credit cards.
Where do I pick up my tickets?
We hold all tickets at the ticket tent in the PFI Historic Park. The ticket tent is located just inside the small gate at the PFI.
(Please note: The entrance is NOT across from Church Street – where the large sign is – to reach the ticket tent, continue up the hill to the PFI private driveway.)
The gate will open at least 45 minutes before the performance (7:15pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30pm on Fridays, 5:15pm on Sundays)
Where do I park, and is there a shuttle?
Parking is in the Howard County Courthouse Parking Lot. There is no shuttle. Please allow 15 minutes to walk 1/5 mile up the hill. Patrons with mobility issues may be dropped off at the PFI.
There is handicapped parking available for those patrons with valid handicapped tags at the top of the hill.
Can I picnic?
In October, it’s dark, it can be pretty cool, and there’s not a lot of time, so most people choose to eat before they arrive.. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage (alcohol is allowed. Warm (non-alcoholic) beverages and light snacks will be on sale before the performance and at intermission.
How does a Movable production work?
Instead of sitting in front of a stage, you will walk from place to place in and around the Ruins. You’ll watch one scene under some trees, walk into the Ruins for the next scene, and then move to the other side of the building to watch another. There will be guides to lead you from one location to the next.
What about seating?
We will have seating at certain scene locations but it may not be enough for everyone to sit at the same time. There are also scenes where there will be no seating available at all. Slouching against a wall is always permitted. You certainly may bring your own chair, but people generally find them annoying to deal with and ditch them.
I have mobility issues. Is this the show for me?
Please call the office at 410.313.8874 to speak to a staff member in person about this. We have had patrons in wheelchairs (we have handicapped parking at the site) successfully navigate our movable productions in the past.
When and what are Extended Versions?
Extended Versions are free pre-show talks centering on issues raised by the play. There will be an Extended Version before every Friday show (October 4, 11, 18 and 25). These discussions begin at 7pm. (On Fridays, the Ticket Tent will open at 6:30pm).
I’ve never been to the Ruins in the fall, what should I remember?
- Dress in layers as the weather in October can be unpredictably cold or warm, and temperatures can get rapidly cooler through the evening
- Wear comfortable shoes for walking and standing
- Bring a flashlight
Can I bring my pet to the park?
No. Dogs are not permitted.