Youth Elly Awards Ceremony FAQ

When and where does the 2016 Youth Elly Awards Ceremony take place?

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center
8350 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95757
Doors open at 6pm; Ceremony begins at 7pm

In what order do they give out the awards?
Education awards are handed out first, followed by Young People’s awards, Children’s Theatre awards and Original Works- Youth.

How long is the Youth Awards Ceremony?
The Youth Ceremony will last about  2 ½ hours with a 20 minute intermission.

What is the suggested attire?
The recommended attire is semi-formal. Cocktail dresses or long dresses are appropriate for women and jackets or sport coats and ties are appropriate for men.

Is there a reception either before or after the Youth award ceremony?
No, there is no reception for this event.

What kind of parking is available? Is there a cost?
There is free parking available in the parking lot in front of the theatre.

Is there any entertainment?
Yes, there will be musical numbers performed by Elly nominees from the Young People’s Musicals-Overall Production categories to pre-recorded music.

Is there an intermission?
Yes, there is a 20 minute intermission. Cold drinks and snacks will be available for purchase outside the theatre.

Can I take flash photos?
Yes, flash photos and videos are encouraged.

Are there restaurants nearby the Cosumnes Oaks High School Performing Arts Center?
Yes, there are several restaurants near Highway 99 on Elk Grove Boulevard and Laguna Boulevard.

How much do tickets cost?
Pre-purchased tickets are discounted:
$10 Nominee
$15 SARTA members / groups of 10 or more
$20 general admission
Event day tickets will be $5 more for all ticket levels.

How do I purchase tickets for the Youth Elly Award ceremony?
You can buy tickets online at for a reduced price. Tickets will be on sale at the door beginning at 6pm if there are seats available.
Please remember that Event Day tickets will cost $5 more:
$15 nominees
$20 SARTA member or group of 10 or more
$25 General Admission

How will I receive my tickets once they are purchased?
You may choose to have your tickets mailed; printed at home or held at will call.
Please remember that all ticket sales are final.

What if I want to purchase tickets for Adult Elly Ceremony in addition to the Youth Elly Ceremony?
Please visit purchase tickets for the Adult Elly ceremony.

Can I purchase my tickets at the SARTA office?
No, tickets are available for purchase on-line only at .If you have any questions regarding placing a ticket order, please contact the SARTA office so we can resolve the issue asap at 916-443-8229.

Will there be tickets available at the door on the night of the event?
Tickets might be for sale at the door if there are seats available. Last year’s event was a sell-out.

Are tickets refundable?
No, tickets are not refundable.

Are these reserved seats?
Yes, this theatre offers reserved seating. You will need to select your seats at the time of your ticket purchase or they will be selected for you. Order early for best seating selection.

Why is there a charge for nominee tickets this year?
As the costs for this event continue to rise, we must pass along the costs to our attendees.

Do musical performers have to buy tickets?
Theatres are given up to 10 complimentary tickets for their performers. If their group has more than 10 performers, then they will need to purchase tickets at the nominee rate for the remainder of their performers. Please contact SARTA directly for questions.

Do presenters or plaque carriers have to buy tickets?
No, presenters and plaque carriers do not need to purchase tickets.

Do Elly judges have to purchase tickets?
No, each Elly judge may request two complimentary tickets from the SARTA office if they judged in the Education or Young People’s or Children’s Theatre categories during the 2015 -2016 Elly season. Please call 916-443-8229 or email us at

If I am volunteering at the event, do I need to purchase a ticket?
No, volunteers do not need to purchase a ticket.