Count Basie Theatre

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What are your box office hours?


A: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday - 12:00pm-3:00pm;
Sunday: Closed – unless there’s a performance.

The box office remains open until 30 minutes after the beginning of every show. On Sundays, our box office opens three hours prior to showtime, and closes 30 minutes after showtime. On Saturday show days, the box office will remain open until show time.

Q: How do I get tickets?

A: The only approved outlets to acquire tickets to Count Basie Theatre shows are its box office at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, its charge-by-phone number at 732-842-9000 and its official Web site, www.thebasie.org.

Q: How long is the show I’m going to?

A: Show lengths vary greatly by performance. On some nights, an usher may be able to provide you with an accurate answer – but even then, artists can perform longer than originally planned. 
 
Q:  Are there extra fees involved?

A:  On all tickets, a non-refundable, $2 per ticket restoration fee applies. This is the only fee collected when purchasing tickets at our box office. 
On phone orders, there is a $5 service fee in addition to the non-refundable, $2 restoration fee.
On online orders, there is a $7.50 per ticket service fee in addition to the non-refundable, $2 restoration fee. Click here for information about reduced fees for contributing members.

Q: How are ticket prices determined?

A: Generally, artists determine ticket prices to shows at any venue, including the Count Basie Theatre.
 
Q: What can I get to eat or drink at the Basie?

A: The Count Basie Theatre offers several, full service bars to patrons age 21 and older, serving beer, wine and spirits prior to and during each performance. These concessions areas also serve popcorn, candy and bagged chips / snacks. Please note that state-issued identification is required by anyone purchasing or consuming alcoholic beverages.
 
Q: Can I bring my own food and beverages into the theatre?

A: Unfortunately, the Count Basie Theatre cannot allow outside food or beverage into the theatre. 
 
Q: I have a young child. Do they need a ticket?

A: All patrons require a ticket to all Count Basie Theatre performances, regardless of age. 
 
Q:  How can I find out about upcoming Count Basie Theatre performances?

A:  Sign up for our mailing list here. Or, make a point to visit www.thebasie.org every day!
 
Q: I have a service animal. May they come into the theatre?

A: Service animals are permitted at the Basie.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines a service animal as any dog, such as a guide dog or signal dog that is individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.  This includes psychiatric service animals that are individually trained to provide service to individuals with psychiatric or neurological disabilities, such as preventing or interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.  Service animals must be harnessed, leashed or tethered at all times, unless special circumstances exist, and will be required to rest in the seating area of the individual with a disability, rather than in the aisle.  A guest whose service animal poses a threat to the safety of other guests and employees, or whose animal is not housebroken, may be asked to escort the animal off the premises.
 
Q:  I attended a show and lost a personal item. What do I do?

A:  Call 732-224-8778 during regular business hours for information on our lost-and-found.

Q:  I ordered tickets, but haven’t yet received my e-ticket email, or they haven’t yet come in the mail. What do I do?

A:  Call 732-842-9000 during regular business hours and we’ll get it cleared up.

Q:  I ordered ticket through an artist’s website, but I haven’t heard anything back. What do I do?

A:  You should reach out to whichever company handled that ticketing via the information provided on the artist website or in your original confirmation email. 
 
Q:  I bought tickets on StubHub. Are they authentic?

A:  The Count Basie Theatre can only guarantee ticket authenticity on tickets purchased via our phone, online or box office outlets. We discourage patrons from purchasing tickets to our events via third-party “broker” sites as they can sometime be prone to fraud. 

Q:  If it’s raining, snowing or worse, is my show canceled?

A:  Weather-related cancellations are unique. In some cases, shows will be canceled or postponed, and in others, ‘the show must go on,’ as they say. For information on your particular performance, view our EVENTS page or call 732-842-9000.  
 
Q: Are there any good restaurants or hotels in the area?

A: There sure are, and many of them contribute to the nonprofit Count Basie Theatre! Click here for our recommendations.
 
Q: Where do I park for Count Basie Theatre shows?

A: There is metered street and lot parking throughout the city of Red Bank. Click here for more information.
 
Q: I purchased a Meet & Greet / VIP package for the show. When does the meet & greet take place? When do I get my stuff?

A: This depends on the show. Generally, artists will supply this information to us no later than 24-48 hours prior to show time. Once we have it, we’ll send an email to the address used to order the tickets, outlining all official information and event times. Meet & Greet and VIP packages are determined by the artist – these elements are out of the Count Basie Theatre’s control. 
 
Q: How many people does the Count Basie Theatre hold?

A: Between its orchestra, loge and balcony sections, the Count Basie Theatre has 1,568 seats. No seat is further than 100 feet from the center of the stage – the Basie prides itself on being an acoustically-perfect and intimate setting for a range of live performance events!
 
Q: Do you offer group sales?

A: On some shows, the Count Basie Theatre can offer discounts to groups purchasing 12 or more tickets. To inquire, call 732-224-8778 x 132.
 
Q: I see that the Count Basie Theatre is a non-profit organization. What does that mean?

A: What that means is that we strive to be a community asset – not just a concert hall or a place to see funny comedians. The Count Basie Theatre’s primary mission is to serve the people of the State of New Jersey by providing a broad spectrum of quality entertainment and education programs that reflect and celebrate the diversity of the region; to foster understanding and appreciation for the ennobling power of the performing arts, and to create opportunity for cultural enrichment for people at all economic levels. You can read our Mission Statement here.
 
Q: Who was Count Basie?

A: William “Count” Basie is one of history’s greatest jazz artists – and he grew up just a few blocks from the Count Basie Theatre.  For more information on Mr. Basie, click here.
 
Q: Are you hiring?

A: Job openings are posted here.
 
Q: I'm interested in renting your theatre for a show I'm producing, and/or for a private event. How do I do this?

A: For information on renting the Count Basie Theatre, click here.
 
Q: My company is interested in advertising at your theatre. Where can I find more information?

A: Advertising and sponsorship information can be found here.
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