Festival Passes on sale December 1, 2023. Passes will be reserved seating and may sell out for this year's festival, so book early! 

To book passes, please visit The Virginia Theatre box office online, by phone at (217-356-9063), click the button below, or in person at 203 Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820.

Get Your Tickets

Individual Festival Pass: $200
Plus a per-pass processing fee of $10

4-Pack of Festival Passes: $700
Plus a per-pass processing fee of $9

College Student Festival Pass: $150
Plus a per-pass processing fee of $8
(*Students must present a valid Student ID when picking up your pass)

Evening Festival Pass: $70*
Plus a per-pass processing fee of $6

Saturday Festival Pass: $70**
Plus a per-pass processing fee of $6

All Festival Passes and Individual Tickets include reserved seating. Seats are chosen when completing your pass/ticket purchase.

Pass costs include a $10 contribution to the restoration fund for the theatre.

*New for 2024, the Evening Pass grants access to the final film on each of the four days of Ebertfest: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 

**New for 2024, the Saturday Pass grants access to all films on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Individual Tickets 

Individual tickets may be available in the weeks before the festival. Availability may be limited, so make sure you reserve your seat(s) early! If available, individual tickets will be $20 +$2 processing fee. Individual Student tickets will be $15 +$2 processing fee.

Ticket Information

  • All films will be announced prior to the start of Individul ticket sales
  • All Passes/Tickets can be picked up at the Virginia Theatre Box Office beginning the Monday before the festival, April 15, 2024
  • ID is required to pick up all Passes/Tickets
  • Pass/Ticket is required for entry to all screenings; email confirmation will not be accepted in lieu of Pass/Ticket
  • Festival Passes provide entrance to ALL screenings
  • Only Festival Pass holders will be allowed in the theater between screenings
  • Passes may be scanned prior to each film; make sure passes are worn at all times