Second Stage Paperless Policy

Second Stage is now a paperless organization (except for posters)! That means that ticketing and programs (for the most part) are done electronically.

Ticketing Policy

Note: this is only applicable if we are managing your tickets.

All Second Stage shows have free admission. Tickets go live at 12:15PM on the day of each performance. The link to tickets for each night will be available on the front page of this website, and you can publish the link on social media before tickets go live (tickets will automatically go live at 12:15PM at the appropriate day).

We do ticketing this way because there aren't (or at least shouldn't be) any classes at 12:15PM so tickets are available to everyone. Additionally, many Second Stage shows sell out extremely quickly, so ticketing on separate days gives people an easier opportunity to focus their ticket-reserving attention.

Usually, we allow two (2) tickets per person. If your show has a low number of seats, you can lower the limit to one (1) ticket per person.

Anyone who isn't able to reserve a ticket online can come to the show early and be on the waitlist. We can't seat more people than seats are provided, though.


If you would like to reserve tickets for non-Wesleyan students, you can do so by providing a list of people for specific performances to your stage manager by risers (Wednesday of your tech week). Additionally, designers can reserve tickets for themselves through this process as well. 

Poster Policy

The cost for posters should be worked into your show budget. The average cost allocated to publicity is $45, which covers printing for show posters through the Cardinal Print Shop. This should get you thirty (30) copies on your poster at 11" x 17".

Posters need to have the following information:

  • "Second Stage Presents"
  • Any trigger warnings
  • Dates and times of the performance (including the year)
  • Any information necessitated by your rights agreement (name of show, author, etc.)

Additionally, we recommend audition posters for your show. These are not usually worked into your budget since audition posters tend to be printed on normal 8.5" x 11" paper, which if you're sneaky enough you can get printed free at certain places on campus. Second Stage does not have a printer though, so we cannot assist in this process.

Program Policy

History shows that shows wasted an enormous amount of paper with printed programs. Thus, we've gone paperless! This means no printed programs period for shows. If you do decide to print programs, we will not allow you to allocate part of your budget towards printing the programs.

We have several suggested alternatives to printed programs such that you can still credit your cast and crew:


We will always put your show's information on our website (front page) for the weekend of your performances. You can send us any information and images you'd like to be online as well.


You can design/print a large poster to put in the Zelnick Pavilion prior to the show so that people can see the cast and crew while waiting for doors to open.

QR Code

If you want to put your program anywhere else online (or just want to link to the Second Stage website), you can print QR codes that people can scan in Zelnick to take them directly to the page and/or file.