Catalog Shopping Finally Pays Off
If you arení»t interested in waiting on lines at BosTix, perhaps you should consider subscribing to ARTS/Mail. Self-described as "Bostoní»s only free mail order catalog featuring discounted tickets to the arts and cultural travel," ARTS/Mail is the theater-loverí»s discount dream. (It is actually published by of ARTS/Boston, a nonprofit organization that also finances BosTix.) The monthly compilation includes descriptions on local productions offered at discounts to subscribers. Available seats range from the Boston Ballet at the Wang Center to independent, avant-garde productions. Though you may not find listings for the most coveted Boston theater, ARTS/Mail is a great way to discover original shows and start-up productions.
Ticket orders can be placed by mail or fax using the order form found in the ARTS/Mail catalog. To receive the catalog (which includes information about fantastic foreign travel programs), call 1-800-ARTS-MAIL.