Frequently Asked Questions & Policies


April 2, 2020: 6th Street Playhouse suspends all programming for 2019-2020 season.

During these past three years of fire, smoke, and now the new Novel Coronavirus Crisis, 6th Street Playhouse has always been committed to bringing you engaging professional quality theatre while maintaining the health and safety of our patrons and artists. However, with the necessary “Shelter In Place” rules in place and the uncertainty before us, the Board of Directors of 6th Street Playhouse has decided we must cancel the rest of our 2019-2020 season and School of Drama’s spring session.

The impact of these cancellations has forced 6th Street to furlough most of our staff including full-time and part-time employees, our teachers, and to cut the salaries of remaining staff. We hope to re-hire our team as soon as we are able.

The Board had hoped to present our 2020-2021 season weeks ago but because of these unknown times we had delayed the announcement. In the coming weeks as we understand the longer term ramifications of the situation, we will introduce our show lineup. We are excited to say that both The Legend of Georgia McBride and Hair will be moved to the 2020-2021 season. Currently, we hope to resume our School of Drama programming with our Summer Camps starting in mid-June. Enrollment is still occurring with a deposit that is fully refundable should we have to cancel the camps.

For ticket holders and students, our Box Office will be in touch with you to help with account credits, tax-deductible donations of tickets and registration fees, or refunds. We appreciate your generosity and consideration throughout this process.

Right now, while the theatre has no income, you can help the Playhouse by making a tax-deductible contribution through our website here. Your support will ensure the future of the Playhouse, which has provided Santa Rosa and Sonoma County with engaging theatre for nearly 50 years.

Read full announcement here
For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Sonoma County Department of Health Services website.


What is your wait-list policy?
When a performance is listed as sold-out online, we are often able to accommodate a few additional patrons due to last minute cancellations or no-shows. Seating is not guaranteed, but if you follow the Wait List procedures, chances are you’ll get in to see that sold-out show. Just because we’re sold-out doesn’t mean you have to miss out!

Often seats will also become available online if a subscriber exchanges tickets. However, the Wait List is the best way to ensure you are notified when seats become available.

Here's how it works:

One hour before show time (1 pm for Matinees, 6:30 pm for Evening Shows) the Box Office will open and a Wait List will be offered for that show only, on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Submit your name at the Box Office window to be added to the Wait List
  • You are welcome to wait in the lobby, enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and read the playbill while waiting for your name to be called
  • If you leave the building, be sure to return to the theatre no later than 10 minutes before show time (1:50 or 7:20 pm)
  • At show time (2 pm or 7:30 pm) the Box Office will assess available seats and call on Wait-Listed patrons in the order in which they arrived

If seating is not available for that performance, you will be given the opportunity to make reservations for another upcoming performance (subject to availability) as soon as the Box Office is available to assist you. (Usually after the theatre doors are closed and the show begins.)

Where can I address concerns with a ticket order? Did my order go through?
If you are trying to buy tickets online, have entered your payment information, and there is a processing issue leaving you unsure if your order was completed, please let us know before attempting to re-purchase either via email, by phone (24 hr. voicemail), or in person during Box Office hours. PLEASE NOTE: You are liable for charges to your credit card unless you inform us of an issue and receive confirmation. Please send any ticketing concerns to

Can I get a refund or exchange tickets that I bought?
All ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We will gladly accept your unused ticket as a donation to the Playhouse. Subscribers may call to change tickets dates free of charge. Become a season subscriber here!

Can I pick where I sit when buying tickets? Or I have already bought a ticket and want to know where I’m sitting.
All seats in 6th Street Playhouse's GK Hardt Theatre and in the Monroe Stage are assigned. You may choose seating when making purchases online, in person, and over the phone. See the seating chart here.

Is there a service charge?
There is a service charge if you choose to purchase tickets through our website. Please give us a call (707) 523-4185 ext. 1, or come in person during Box Office hours to avoid any service charges. We are also available via email at Box Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-4 pm, Saturday 11 am-2 pm, and one hour prior to a performance.

Where is will-call and when does it open?
There is a will-call in both the GK Hardt Theatre and Monroe Stage, located on one side of the lobbies. Will-call opens one hour prior to the performance start time. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes early when retrieving tickets from will-call.

Are gift certificates available?
Yes! We offer gift certificates in increments of $50. You may make your gift certificate purchase here.


Getting to the Playhouse:

Where can I park?
Please park only in parking spots designated with white lines. Do not park in the loading zone or in the middle of the parking lot. That area must remain clear for ease of movement and for emergency vehicles. Cars parked in the middle area will be towed.

Are you close to the Smart Train station?
Yes, we are located within a short walking distance of the Santa Rosa Smart Train station. See a map of our location here.

What if I arrive late?
Late seating is not always allowed, but when it is, our Stage Manager will direct the usher to show you to a seat at a non-interruptive moment in the performance. You may be asked to wait until intermission to take your assigned seat. Transportation, traffic, and parking can be unpredictable, so please allow extra time in order to make your outing stress-free.



Is your theatre wheelchair accessible?
Yes, both our GK Hardt Theatre and Monroe Stage are wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office in advance to ensure wheelchair accessible seating.

Can I bring my child under 5?
To ensure quality for both patrons and performers, 6th Street Playhouse productions are generally best enjoyed by children over the age of 5. Consider selecting an aisle seat when bringing your child to a production in case an unavoidable bathroom break is needed. Everyone entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket, and children must occupy their own seat - no lap sitting. Any patron, of any age, creating a disturbance will be asked to leave and the tickets will not be refunded.

Can I bring my animal?
To ensure that everyone has a magical experience, we do not allow pets or animals of any kind. Under ADA guidelines, any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability, is permitted into the theatre.

Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code, you should wear what makes you comfortable. Some people may be wearing jeans, while others use the theatre as a reason to dress up.

Will concessions be available?
Yes! Snacks, including brownies, cookies and nuts, and drinks, including beer, wine, coffee, tea, soda and water, are available in both the GK Hardt Theatre and Monroe Stage.

Can I bring outside food or beverages to the theater?
Only bottled water or beverages purchased at concessions in the lobby before or during intermission are permitted inside the theater. Beverages besides bottle water must be contained in a "sippy cup" (plastic cup with snap-on lid) in the G.K. Hardt Theatre and the Monroe Stage, and any other concessions must be consumed before stepping into the theater. "Sippy cups" can be purchased at our concessions before and during intermission of a performance.  Food is not permitted in either theater.

Can I take photos/video of a performance?
There is no photography or filming allowed during the performance. This includes School of Drama productions. You are welcome to take photos in the theater before or during intermission. On opening nights, the cast will be present in the lobby to mingle and take photos with audience members if requested.

Are there good places to eat/drink nearby?
There are a number of good restaurants and cafés nearby to enjoy either pre or post-show, including:

Stark’s Steakhouse
The Pullman Kitchen
Jack & Tony's Restaurant and Whiskey Bar
Lococo’s Cucina Rustica
A'Roma Roasters Coffee & Tea
Flying Goat Coffee
La Gare
Chevy's Fresh Mex