2019 Elly Awards FAQ

When and where do the 2019 Adult Elly Awards Ceremony take place?

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Doors open at 5:30 PM
Cocktails begin at 6:00 PM
Ceremony begins at 7:00 PM
The Center at 2300
2300 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento

In what order do they give out the awards?

The Adult Elly Awards are given out by type of award for Comedy, Drama, Musical and Original Works.

How long is the Adult Elly Awards ceremony?

The Adult ceremony is approximately 90 minutes long with no intermission.

What is the suggested attire?

This year’s theme is The Ellys in Wonderland. Cocktail dresses and sport coats or jackets are required

Is there a reception before or after the award ceremony?

This years’ ceremony will include light appetizers and dessert to nosh on prior to and after the ceremony There will also be a no-host bar that will be open throughout the evening. 

What kind of parking is available?

There is plenty of free parking at this venue.

Is there any live entertainment?

Yes, there will be musical numbers will be performed by the theatres nominated for Overall Production in a Musical.

Is there an intermission?

No, the ceremony will be completed in approximately 90 minutes.

Can I take flash photos?

Yes, flash photos are encouraged.

Are there restaurants nearby The Center at 2300?

Yes, there are several nearby restaurants at Arden Fair Mall and throughout the Arden Arcade area.

How much do tickets cost?

Discounted Advanced purchase ticket prices are listed below:

$15 Nominees
$25 groups of 10 or more
$25 SARTA members
$30 general admission

Event day tickets will cost $5 more.

How do I purchase tickets?

Please visit   to purchase tickets online. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8am at www.brownpapertickets.com.

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.

Can I purchase my tickets at the SARTA office?

No, tickets are available for purchase on-line at www.brownpapertickets.com . If you have any questions regarding placing a ticket order, please contact the SARTA office so we resolve the issue asap at 916-443-8229.

Will there be tickets available at the door on the night of the event?

Yes, tickets will be for sale at the door if space is available. Please note that event day tickets will cost $5 more.

Event Day Tickets

$20 nominees
$30 groups of 10 or more
$30 SARTA members
$35 General Admission

Are tickets refundable?

No, tickets are not refundable.

Are these reserved seats?

NO, this year will be open theatre-style seating.

Do musical performers have to purchase tickets?

No, theatres are provided with complimentary tickets for up to 10 performers, if needed. Please contact the SARTA office at sarta@sarta.com if you need additional tickets.

Do presenters or plaque carriers have to purchase tickets?

No, presenters and plaque carriers do not need to purchase a ticket. 

Do Elly judges have to purchase tickets?

No, each Elly judge may request two complimentary tickets for the Adult Elly Ceremony from the SARTA office if they judged Comedy, Drama, Musicals or Scripts in the 2018-19 season. Please email us at sarta@sarta.com.

If I am volunteering at the event, do I need to purchase a ticket?

No, volunteers do not need to purchase a ticket.