frequently asked questions

For Audiences:


Will face coverings be required? What is Fifth Cellar doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

All audience members and house staff will be required to wear facial coverings at all times when inside the building, with no exceptions. We will have face masks available at the door for $1.


For a complete explanation of our policies regarding safety and sanitation, please visit Fifth Cellar’s Response to COVID-19.



How do I purchase tickets? Can I get them in advance?

Tickets are available for purchase at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. Currently, we do not offer advance ticket sales. Accepted payment methods include cash, standard credit cards, and Venmo.


How do I get to MadJax?

MadJax of Muncie is located at 514 E Jackson St, Muncie, IN. The main entrance for all Fifth Cellar shows will be the pavilion doors located at the corner of Madison and Jackson, also identifiable as the doors to the Guardian Brewery.


Is there designated parking?

The main parking lot is located across from MadJax, on the other side of Jackson street. Signs will be posted for this, and for the overflow lot.


What time do doors open?

This season, doors will open 45 minutes in advance to allow for proper social distancing.


Is there an age restriction for admission? Does my child need a ticket?

While we discourage bringing children under the age of 5, there is no standing age restriction. However, certain productions feature content warnings and may restrict admission. To see if a show features an age restriction, please visit the listing on our Upcoming Shows page.


All children, regardless of age, require the purchase of a ticket. This is important for tracking occupancy and promoting social distancing.


Is MadJax accessible?

Yes, MadJax features remodeled bathrooms and wheel-chair-accessible accommodations. Additionally, Fifth Cellar Productions is able to adjust seating to accommodate wheel-chairs and other mobility aids.


Currently we are unable to provide an Assisted Listening System for our audience members, though we hope to do so in time.


Can I take photos during the show?

All photography and video recording is strictly prohibited unless permission is gained in advance from the current Artistic Director. While some of our shows are in the public domain and are not subject to copyright infringement if filmed/photographed, it is the express wish of Fifth Cellar Productions that all electronic devices remain off and stored away during our performances.


Other Questions: 


What is the standard rehearsal schedule?

Fifth Cellar shows typically rehearse Monday-Thursday from 7-9pm & Sundays from 2-6pm for a period of 4/5 weeks, beginning the Monday following auditions. During this time, rehearsals are conducted on Ball State’s campus. Once we move into our performance venue, MadJax of Muncie, rehearsals will begin earlier and/or run later, depending on the needs of the production.


What are Fifth Cellar’s professional affiliations?

Officially, the only ongoing partnership we have is with MadJax of Muncie; however, in the past we have collaborated with Muncie Civic Theatre, as well as several subsidiaries of Ball State University, specifically the School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Dance.


Is Fifth Cellar a part of Ball State University?

Despite our relationship with Ball State, FCP remains an independent organization, and is not currently subject to university oversight. However, we were founded and continue to be run by both students and alumni, and in the case of 2019’s “Phantom: Reimagined,” our production was partially an academic project; as a result, some of our personnel were BSU faculty.


Who funds Fifth Cellar?

Our shows have mostly been funded personally by the production team out of necessity, though we have also accepted private donations and revenue from program ads in the past.

If you are interested in purchasing a program ad, or becoming a patron to Fifth Cellar Productions, please contact

What happened to the other four cellars?

First rule of Fifth Cellar: don’t mention the other four cellars.