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May 14 - June 2, 2019
Cobb Great Hall


May 14 - June 2, 2019
Cobb Great Hall


Program, Synopsis, and Run Time

View the Program (PDF) / Hamilton Synopsis (PDF)

Hamilton is appropriate for ages 10+. The show contains some strong language.

This performance will include haze, open flame, prop pistols and muskets (gunshots), and strobe effects. Please ask an usher for details.

Running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.

Security Policy

The safety and security of all Wharton Center patrons, artists, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Important security information is listed below.

  • Entry into the building will be limited to the Bogue Street (front) entrance and the Atrium entrance adjacent to the parking ramp. The southwest entrance on Wilson Road will be closed.  
  • All patrons entering the premises will be asked to pass through a metal detector and will be subject to bag checks.  
  • Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, firearms and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives) and oversized bags including backpacks. View a list of additional prohibited items.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre.
  • There is no storage area and confiscated items will not be returned. 
  • Plan your arrival to allow time for security screening.

For more details, view Wharton Center's Security page


American Sign Language interpretation is available on Sunday, May 19, at 1pm.

Audio Description is available on Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm, Sunday, May 19 at 1pm, and Saturday, May 25, 2:00 pm.

Open captioning is available for Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm; Friday, May 31 at 8pm; and Saturday, June 1 at 2pm.

Additional accessibility options

#HAM4HAM Lottery Details

There will be 40 Orchestra-level seats offered for $10 at each performance.

Hamilton lottery registration is available ONLY by downloading the official free Hamilton app. The app is available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

The lottery will be open at 11am two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9am the day prior to the performance. Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11am the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).

  • No purchase is necessary to enter or participate.
  • Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
  • Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4pm the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email.
  • Tickets not claimed by 4pm the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
  • Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with valid photo ID.
  • Lottery tickets are void if resold.
  • Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter.

Additional rules may apply.

Consumer alert about resellers/brokers

If you search Hamilton East Lansing, you will likely find many reseller sites advertising Hamilton tickets at prices higher than those on our official site. Be aware of what website you are on before you make any purchase. If you purchase through other sources, we are not able to guarantee the validity of your seats and you are very likely to pay far more than the face value price.

View the consumer alert for more information

When you buy from an unofficial source:

  • We cannot be responsible for tickets purchased through unauthorized third parties.
  • We cannot guarantee that your tickets are valid and, therefore, cannot guarantee admittance.
  • We cannot replace your tickets if they are lost or stolen.
  • You may be paying much more than the ticket’s face value.
  • We cannot contact you with information regarding time changes, show cancellations or other information.
  • We cannot issue a refund to you in case of an event cancellation.

Ticket Purchasing FAQs (reprints, exchanges, etc.)

How many can I buy?

There is a four (4) ticket limit per household. All orders will be reviewed for duplicate accounts, bots or other means being used to circumvent the Four (4) ticket limit. Over limit and fraudulent ticket orders may be cancelled without notice.

What method of payment do you accept?

Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the Ticket Office. Wharton Center accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express card and Wharton Center Gift Cards. Note, if you are using a credit card, you must bring a valid photo ID that matches the name on the credit card. Credit cards must be present in order to be used.

How much will tickets cost?

On sale prices will range from $73.50 to $163.50 with a limited number of $398.50 premium seats available for select performances. Prices include a $3.50 facility fee. Additional fees may apply based on method of purchase.

When will I receive my tickets?

You will receive your tickets by May 6 if you purchase with a credit card. All Hamilton tickets will be mailed to the address specified in your account. Digital delivery is not available.

What if I can’t find my tickets or they get lost in the mail?

  • Please notify Wharton Center Ticket Office if you have not received your tickets by May 13, 2019.
  • Once Wharton Center has been notified, and it has been determined the ticket purchase was legitimate, the tickets will be reprinted.
  • The reprinted tickets will invalidate your original tickets.
  • Reprinted tickets will be held at Will Call under the original account-holder’s name.
  • A valid photo ID is required to pick up the reprinted tickets beginning two hours prior to curtain time on the performance date ONLY.
  • No exceptions will be made to the process outlined above.

Why is there a four-ticket limit?

The ticket limit is in place to allow as many people as possible the opportunity to purchase tickets for Hamilton. Any and all transactions online or in person that are detected to be bot purchases, patrons creating duplicate accounts in order to purchase more than four (4) tickets, or any action that indicates a purchase in excess of the four-ticket limit may be canceled without consideration.

What are limited-view seats?

Limited-view seats are in locations that may have an obstructed view of the full stage. There are very few limited-view seats at Wharton Center; those seats will be available for purchase across all sales channels for all performances.

Are there ASL/Open Captioning performances?

ASL is available on Sunday, May 19, at the 1:00pm matinee.

Open Captioning is available for Thursday, May 16 at 7:30pm; Friday, May 31 at 8pm; and Saturday, June 1 at 2pm.

Will more tickets be released later? 

Additional seats may be made available for sale at a later time. Patrons are advised to check Whartoncenter.com and Wharton Center social media regularly for updates.

Can I get on a waiting list for tickets?

There is no waiting list for Hamilton tickets.

What if I can’t attend my purchased performance?

There are no exchanges for Hamilton. All sales are final. Be sure to check the following information before completing your purchase: show title, day, date, time of performance, and number of tickets.

Are there any discounts available?

There are no discounts for Hamilton.

What is the running time for Hamilton?

Running time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, including intermission.

Is there an age recommendation?

Hamilton is appropriate for ages 10+. The show contains some strong language. Every patron, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Is the original broadway cast performing in the tour?

The East Lansing production of Hamilton is part of the Angelica National Tour. Casting for the tour reflects the same talent, attention to detail and high quality as the Broadway production.