Book tickets in advance, so we said.
How? Let me count the ways.
Over The Counter
Tickets can be bought at Ranga Shankara (36/2 8th Cross II Phase J P Nagar Bangalore 560 078), at their ticket counter right at the entrance. Tickets are usually available for the entire month, soon after the month’s schedule is announced.
Payment mode is cash only.
The ticket counter timings are: 10AM-12.30PM and 5PM-7.30PM; Monday is a holiday.
The telebooking number is mentioned against each play on the Ranga Shankara schedule. This number is specific to the play/troupe, it isn’t a common Ranga Shankara number. It’s also prominently advertised in press releases, websites etc. Look for it, it isn’t easy to miss.
After telebooking, you need to reach Ranga Shankara around 30mins in advance to collect the tickets from the theatre troupe, else they’re released for current booking.
Payment is to be made after reaching the venue when tickets are collected. Payment mode is cash only.
Sites like Explara and Book My Show give us the luxury of booking play tickets online. Book tickets online, choosing from a range of payment methods (credit/debit card, net banking, e-wallet, etc). There is a small service charge for each ticket.
Theatre troupes tie up with other outlets to sell their tickets. Landmark bookstore, Cafe Coffee Day, KC Das are some popular sellers. Keep a watch on the ads released by the theatre group to know which outlets would be selling the tickets you want.