How do I buy tickets?
Tickets to our weekly show in Encinitas are cash only, and you can pay at the door. Tickets to our monthly show at the Ken Cinema can be bought online or at the door. Tickets at the door are first come first serve and we sometimes sell out for special shows and around Halloween, so plan ahead!
Should I watch the movie before going to the show?
If you want to know what’s going on, yes! People will be shouting jokes throughout the show and they’ll be a lot funnier if you’ve seen the movie before. That being said, it’s a lot more fun to watch it with us! Going to a Rocky Horror shadowcast show is a much more exciting experience than watching it by yourself on the couch.
What time should I arrive?
La Paloma: For average shows, plan to arrive 15-20 minutes prior. This will give you time to get a prop bag and secure a good spot in line. You DO NOT need to have your ticket-- you will purchase your ticket on the way into the theatre.
For special shows, such as Lingerie Night and Friday the 13th, you should consider arriving 25-30 minute prior. For Halloween shows, plan to arrive at least 30-35 minutes prior as those are usually our biggest shows of the year and may sell out.
Ken Cinema: Plan to arrive 30-35 minutes prior. This will give you time to get a prop bag and secure a good spot in line. You DO need to have your ticket before you get in line. Tickets can be purchased online or at the theater. It is always a good idea to buy your ticket online, especially for shows around Halloween as those shows may sell out.
What if I'm under 18?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is rated R and comes with all the same rules as any other R-rated movie.
We do not allow those under 18 to participate in our lingerie night contests or virgin games. Nothing personal, we are just really passionate about respecting local laws and regulations.
Should I dress up?
Yes, but you don’t have to. You can come in costume, in lingerie, or in something that makes you feel sexy. If you can’t find anything festive in your closet, pick up an instant costume from our merch table.
If you’re planning to go all out and let your freak flag fly, just remember to keep it street legal (no thongs or pasties at our Encinitas show).
Should I bring stuff to throw?
Feel free to bring your own props, but please don’t bring any rice, toast, confetti, or anything else icky, sticky, ooey, gooey, small, or granular.
Things you can throw are things you can find in our handy dandy prop bags that we sell at the show for only $2! They include toilet paper, a squirt gun, a lighter, playing cards, and a newspaper. Everything you need for the full audience participation experience!
Can I take pictures?
Yes and no. Cast is happy to take pictures with you before or after the show, be sure to tag us #crazedimaginations .
The movie itself is copywritten, so you can’t take photos during the show. We do have a cast photographer who will be taking pictures throughout the night. You can check out pictures of the show on our flickr.
Will I be offended?
Probably – at least a little bit. The movie and our callbacks are a kind of taboo-celebrating humor that will definitely not be everyone’s cup of tea.
That being said, our cast is aware of when things go too far, and when one person’s humor can become another person’s severe discomfort. We try to avoid most slurs and the sort of jokes that are the likeliest to make someone remember a traumatic experience. Keep in mind, though, that we cannot control what our audience says (or shouts).
RHPS has become a haven for people who feel like outcasts in wider society because of who they are, who they love, how they dress, and what turns them on. We are happy to be a place where folks of all kinds can enjoy a silly, irreverent, taboo experience together without judgement. But while this space that we create every Friday night is a place where you can feel free to be yourself, we cannot guarantee a 'safe space'.
However, if someone says or does something that really upsets you, please reach out to us here and let us know. We want Rocky to be fun – for everyone.