Frequently Asked Questions

A full house in the Austad Auditorium

Is there is a dress code?

Many guests will be wearing business clothes or slightly dressy casual clothes, but you’ll see everything from jeans or khakis to cocktail dresses. Some people enjoy dressing up and making a special night of it and you can too. Still, evening gowns and tuxedos are pretty rare unless you’ve bought tickets for a fancy gala and if you have, you’ll know.

Why come early?

Plan to arrive at the theatre doors 30 minutes before the show so you can find your seat, turn off your cell phone, take a look at your surroundings and absorb the atmosphere. You’ll be surrounded by others and the buzz and anticipation of a special event. Most events start on time. If you’re late, you may end up listening from the lobby. Most shows ask that our ushers hold late arrivals in the lobby until a suitable pause in the program, so your entry won’t disturb those guests trying to enjoy the show.

What if I am one of those late arrivals?

You should also budget for 5-8 minutes to park and walk to the theater. Rushing to the Browning Center at the last minute doesn’t really give you enough time to get settled, so you may not fully enjoy the first part of the show. And there’s another good reason to come early: most events start on time. If you’re late, you may end up listening from the lobby. Most shows ask that our ushers hold late arrivals in the lobby until a suitable pause in the program, so your entry won’t disturb other guests.

How long do shows normally run?

Most shows and concerts are usually two to three hours long and most have an intermission. It’s a good idea to take a look at the program to get an idea of what to expect.

How does intermission work?

Most intermissions are 15-20 minutes long, which gives you time to socialize with your companions, get a drink, visit the facilities or simply sit in your seat and read the program notes. Do whatever puts you in a good frame of mind for the second half of the show.

What is on the fine print of my ticket?

Ever wonder what the fine print says on the back of your ticket? Here it is:

The holder of this ticket assumes all risk and danger incidental to the performance, game or exhibition whether occurring prior to, during or after the actual occurrence of the event and agrees that all involved in the production of this event are not liable for injuries resulting therefrom. If the ticket holder’s conduct endangers or disrupts the actors, performers, players, coaches, officials or other patrons, the University reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises. No refund will be made. Tickets presented and used for admission once are not valid for readmission. Any person old enough to walk must have a ticket to enter Weber State University facilities which include the Dee Events Center. Age limitation requirements will apply for individual performances and events. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS INCLUDING THE DEE EVENTS CENTER AT ANY TIME. PATRONS WILL CONSENT TO REASONABLE SEARCH. No cans, bottles, thermoses or other containers are permitted in any theater, auditorium, stadium, the Dee Events Center or any other facility whereof this ticket is accepted.

Above all, enjoy your experience at the Browning Center and know that we are here to help. If you have a question or need assistance of any kind, please just ask a member of our staff. Our mission is to be your favorite place for live entertainment.

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