RESERVE THE EXPERIENCE TODAY

Join us on the green, under the stars…

TICKET POLICY: As an outdoor theatre with open seating, knowing what date you would like to come helps us compile a guest list for notification in case of inclement weather. However, because seating is first come first serve, you can buy tickets for ANY night, and they can be redeemed at any performance for that production regardless of the date.

TICKET PRICES

1st PREVIEW: $10
2ND PREVIEW: Free admission courtesy of Community Appreciation Night sponsored by the Park District of Oak Park
GENERAL ADMISSION: $29
SENIORS (65+): $24
STUDENTS (with ID): $15
Children under 12 & dogs, free!


BRING A GROUP AND SAVE UP TO 50% OFF THIS SUMMER!

Experience the wonder of Oak Park Festival Theatre as it’s meant to be seen—with a group! Whether you’re organizing a family reunion, client appreciation night, fundraiser or a night on the town with friends, bringing a group to OPFT offers your guests the magic of theatre and the experience of one of Oak Park’s cultural gems—at big savings!

GROUP PRICING:
Groups of 10-20: will receive a discount of $10 off per ticket
Groups of more than 20: will receive a discount of 50% off tickets

Make a group reservation by calling our Box Office 708-445-4440

MAP • DIRECTIONS • PARKING

AUSTIN GARDENS • 167 Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL

BY CAR
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) to Harlem Avenue (Illinois 430), exit north and continue to Lake Street. Turn east and continue three blocks to Forest Avenue. Proceed north one block to the Park (on the west side of the street).

PARKING
Parking is available in at the Vantage Oak Park development at Lake Street and Forest Avenue.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The most direct and convenient access is to take either the Metra / Union Pacific West line to the Oak Park Station, or CTA Green Line “L” to the Harlem/Marion station. Walk north on Marion to Lake Street. Turn east and walk two blocks to Forest Avenue. Turn north, walk one block and the park is on your left.

167 Forest Ave, River Forest, IL 60305, USA

BOX OFFICE

The box office is open one hour before the performance. If you come early for your picnic or to stake out your preferred spot, just check in at the box office once it is staffed.

Austin Gardens is a public park. The gates except the main entrance/box office are closed 45 minutes before the performance.

SEATING

Beautiful Austin Gardens has a lush green lawn and plenty of space. We have accommodated as many as 350 with no worries of crowding or sight lines.

  • There are bleachers set up towards the rear of the “house.”
  • We offer plastic chairs for a $2 rental but most patrons prefer to bring their own chairs or blankets along with their picnic hampers. Chairs are not set up in advance except for some group sales.
  • Children (children 12 and under are our guests and do not need a ticket) are encouraged to sit  close to the stage.
  • If you need help placing or setting up you chairs/blanket we will be happy to assist you.

WEATHER

Sometimes a light rain will break out during a performance. We may continue to play through a light rain, or pause, allow you to seek cover until it blows over and then resume. A downpour or the presence of lightening will cancel a performance. Your ticket will serve as your “raincheck.”

Much as we hate to, we must sometimes cancel a performance because of weather. Canceling is a tough decision and we make that decision as close to “curtain” as possible in the hopes of getting in the evening’s show. If you have already purchased a ticket and the performance is cancelled, we apologize and ask that bring your ticket or purchase receipt to the box office on another day and it will be honored.

If we are rained out the entire last week of the season or closing night, and you were in attendance, please call (708) 445-4440 and leave a message for our Box Office Manager to discuss the situation.

BOX OFFICE

708-445-4440

PERFORMANCE VENUE

AUSTIN GARDENS
167 Forest Avenue
Oak Park IL 60301
Only 25 minutes from downtown Chicago!

MAIN OFFICE

125 N Marion, Suite 205
Oak Park, IL 60303
708-445-4440

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