Ticket Policy

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Ticket Sale Terms and Conditions

Contributors to the not-for-profit Ravinia Festival have priority access to tickets. Sales will open to the public after all requests placed by contributors during their designated request periods have been filled. Admission is subject to terms, conditions, and policies established by the Ravinia Festival Association. Programs and artists are subject to cancelation or change without notice. All concertgoers need a ticket for park admission, regardless of age.


Ravinia is an open-air venue, and performances will go on rain or shine; there are no rain checks. In the event of severe weather, Ravinia cannot guarantee indoor refuge for all guests.

Fees and Service Charges

A per order service charge will be added to all online, phone, and mail purchases. Ravinia does not add a service charge per ticket.

Lawn tickets to most non-classical performances purchased on the date of the concert cost an additional $5 over published prices.

Online Purchase Limits

Ravinia reserves the right to limit the number of tickets that may be purchased online for each event. A maximum of 10 lawn tickets per event may be purchased online per transaction, not exceeding 20 total lawn tickets per event. We reserve the right to cancel any orders and tickets without notice to you if these limits are exceeded. For needs beyond these limits, please call the box office at 847-266-5100.

Concert Content

Ravinia does not censor or control the content created by guest artists. Patrons with sensitivities to adult language or socio-political commentary are advised to be aware of the artists’ work before purchasing tickets to and/or attending their performances.

Refunds / Exchanges / Donations

Refunds: All ticket sales are final; no refunds will be given unless a performance is canceled in its entirety with no replacement performance scheduled. Refunds will not be considered for instances of inclement weather, artist or program changes, show duration, traffic, parking-related issues, or perceived quality of performance.

Ticket Exchanges: The box office is happy to work with you to exchange your Pavilion tickets for a concert later in the season (subject to availability), or for a ticket-credit voucher for use during the 2021 season. Ticket exchanges need to be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the performance time. Lawn tickets, both for reserved spaces and general admission, are not exchangeable. Performances go on rain or shine; there are no rain checks.

Ticket Donations: If you are unable to use your performance tickets, please consider donating them to Ravinia for resale. Tickets for Pavilion seating or reserved Lawn spaces originally required to be purchased in groups may only be donated as a complete group; partial donations of these tickets will not be accepted. Ticket donations may be made in person or by phone up until the time of the performance. You will be emailed a tax receipt for your ticket donation; the value of the tickets may not be applied toward Annual Fund benefits.

Lost Tickets

Tickets and donor benefits for park admission will be delivered digitally for touchless entry at our gates. If you require assistance please email tickets@ravinia.org or call 847-266-5100.

Special Offers and Pricing

Ravinia is pleased to provide special pricing, ticket packages, and other offers for ticket buyers whenever possible. Ticket options and special offers for 2021 are currently under review. Click for more info.