FAQ

HOW CAN I BUY TICKETS IN PERSON WITHOUT SERVICE FEES?
We have three locations in Madison where you can purchase tickets in person and avoid service fees.

THE SYLVEE: Monday-Thursday from 12PM-3PM, Fridays from 10AM-3PM, Saturdays from 12 PM-3PM and on all show days from 12PM through showtime.

ORPHEUM THEATER: Saturdays from 12PM-3PM and on all show days 3 hours before door time on show days.

ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER: Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM.

I HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT MY TICKET – WHO CAN I CONTACT?
For specific ticking needs (ie transfers, lost receipts, to purchase ADA tickets, etc) please contact:

Madison Ticket Agency
Located in the West Lobby of the Alliant Energy Center Coliseum
1881 Expo Mall East, Madison WI 53713
(608) 267-3995 Monday – Friday 10am-5pm CDT.
For recording (608) 267-3999.

DO YOU HAVE ADA AREAS / SELL ADA TICKETS?
Yes.  Please call our ticketing office via the contacts listed above, and they can help you.  We have specific ADA seats in our balcony as well as an ADA area on our ground floor at the railing surround the pit.  Please find venue staff if you need assistance day of show.

DO YOU SELL GIFT CARDS? WHAT CAN I USE MY GIFT CARD FOR?
Yes! You can purchase gift cards in person at our box office during their business hours or on our website on the Merch tab.

Sylvee gift cards are redeemable in person at the box office for concert tickets. You can also use them for beverages and Sylvee merch at the show. Check your gift card balance HERE.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
The Sylvee is located in downtown Madison at 25 S. Livingston Street a block east of High Noon Saloon. We are about a 10 minute walk from Capitol Square.

PARKING
The South Livingston Street Garage is located just across the street from The Sylvee at the corner of Livingston and Main Streets. Out of consideration for our residential neighbors, parking on neighborhood streets north of East Washington Avenue is strongly discouraged. Free on-street parking is available in non-residential areas near the Sylvee.

You can also visit the City of Madison Parking Utility website for a list of all downtown parking garages and lots.

HOW MANY SEATS ARE THERE?
Our main floor is GA standing and there are also 158 seats in the balcony available for Platinum Reserved pricing.

SO, IS THE BALCONY ENTIRELY SEATED?
Only the 158 seats mentioned above, the remainder of the balcony is standing GA. 

WHAT ARE PLATINUM TICKETS?
Platinum Tickets are tickets that are dynamically priced up and down based on demand.  Platinum Tickets are not part of VIP packages – they are tickets only. Click Here to learn more about Platinum Tickets.

DO YOU HAVE A COAT CHECK?
Yes!

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE VENUE?
Restricted Items:

(Keep in mind: priority number 1 is to HAVE FUN! Just please do it without the items listed below)

  • No guns, knives, weapons, pepper spray, projectiles of any kind, or any other item that could be used to inflict harm.
  • Replicas of any type of weapon are NOT permitted.
  • No drugs, drug paraphernalia or illegal substances of any kind.
  • No outside food or drinks – cans, bottles or coolers.  This also includes empty water bottles.
  • No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, drones, masks or laser pointers.
  • No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms or commercial use rigs)
  • No unsealed liquids or gels of any kind.
  • No jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm.
  • No large bags over (10″ x 10″), backpacks, Camelbacks or Bota bags.
  • No stuffed animals, toys, lawn furniture, fireworks, or umbrellas.
  • This list of prohibited items is subject to change at the discretion of venue management.

Zero Tolerance for Drug Use or Possession

The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue. Security personnel and narcotics officers will be working and enforcing all drug related laws. Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. If you are found impaired at the door, security will not allow you to enter the venue. Event staff reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone. Please come with a smile and be prepared to enjoy a fun filled night of music and dancing.

WHAT BASIC INFORMATION SHOULD I BE AWARE OF BEFORE COMING INTO THE VENUE?
We encourage you to review our safety and security information below prior to arrival at the venue.

  • Please arrive early to the venue to allow enough time for you and your guests to move through the queue and enter the venue.
  • Prior to entering the venue, guests will be searched (wand or walk through metal detection and/or pat-downs) to ensure that none of the restricted items enters the building.
  • We suggest you leave valuable and unnecessary items at home.
  • You may be asked to empty your pockets of all items so that they can be examined.
  • All alcohol and narcotic laws will be strictly enforced.
  • All bags will be searched, no large bags or backpacks will be allowed.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. If you see something that concerns you, please say something to our Management or Security so we can ensure the best experience possible.

MY TICKETS ARE AT WILL CALL, WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO PICK THEM UP?
All guests picking up tickets at Will Call must show the following: photo ID, credit card used to purchase the tickets, and the ticket confirmation number. Please be sure you bring all of the above because your Will Call tickets will not be honored without them. Will Call tickets can only be picked up the night of the event.

MY FRIEND HAS TICKETS AT WILL CALL, BUT CAN’T MAKE IT.. CAN I PICK UP THEIR TICKETS?
We are only allowed to distribute tickets to the ticket purchaser or winner directly. The box office cannot transfer the names on tickets purchased through third party sites, tickets won through giveaways or any names on a guest list. To transfer a name on any of these orders please contact the point of purchase directly.

I THINK I’M ON THE GUEST LIST?
Artist guest lists are usually at the box office about a half hour before doors open on the day of the show. To redeem your tickets, please present your valid Photo ID. To avoid any confusion, we recommend double checking with your contact the day before the show to eliminate any miscommunication the night of.

CAN I REFUND MY TICKETS?
All ticket sales are final. Tickets will only be refunded if an event is canceled. Show times and support acts are subject to change without notice. In the event that a show is canceled, refunds are available at the point of purchase. For online purchases, refunds will be issued automatically to the card on which the tickets were purchased.

I’M UNDER 21, CAN I COME IN?
Most of our performances are all ages, unless otherwise noted. Please check our calendar or call the box office for age restrictions on specific performances.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR MY CHILD?
YES, everyone who enters the venue must purchase a ticket to the event. However, children under the age of 2 do not need a ticket, but must sit on the lap of a guardian. If you have any further questions on this, please contact info@thesylvee.com

I’M COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN AND WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT. WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
Please see our list of preferred hotel providers listed here.

CAN I BRING A CAMERA TO THE SHOW?
Patrons are allowed to bring in a SMALL personal camera. Professional cameras, or anything with a detachable lens is not allowed. Please note that permission to take photos is at the discretion of the artist. Video recording is not permitted. Cell phone usage and any photography is strictly prohibited at all comedy performances.

DO YOU HAVE A LOST AND FOUND?
If you left an item at The Sylvee please call our box office and they can check to see if it was turned in.

DO YOU SERVE FOOD?
No, we do not, but there are several restaurants very close by.

IF I LEAVE CAN I COME BACK IN?
Re-entry is permitted with your original ticket and show specific stamp. Please receive your stamp upon exiting the venue. If you are re-entering the building you will need to go through the security checkpoint again.

CAN I SMOKE IN THE VENUE?
No, smoking is not permitted in the venue; however, a designated smoking section is available outside.

ARE YOUR SHOWS ASSIGNED SEATING?
The main floor is typically all general admission, with reserved seating available in the balcony.

SAFETY AND MEDICAL
The Sylvee is dedicated to providing a safe environment. Public and private security will be present throughout the entire event. The Security Staff will be available to assist your needs including any medical requests.

DO YOU HAVE A DRESS CODE?
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.

IS THE SYLVEE AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL EVENTS?
Yes, we would love to host your event! Wedding receptions, high school proms, business events, holiday parties – you name it! The Sylvee is a beautiful space for many special occasions. Please contact our Senior Special Events Manager, Abby Polnow, at Abby@FPC-live.com for more information.