Actors Theatre welcomes community groups and charities to celebrate with us on Opening Night! Through this program, sponsored in part by Brown-Forman, we invite groups who may not otherwise be able to attend on their own to join us for an evening of contemporary American theatre—created in Louisville—at a can’t-miss performance.
Community groups and charities are granted tickets based on the organization’s mission, the individuals they serve and their ability to fully utilize any donated tickets.
501(c)(3) charities and community groups that serve individuals in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area that for various reasons do not have the resources to attend a performance on their own. (Counties served include Bullitt, Shelby, Jefferson, Oldham, Henry and Spencer in Kentucky; and Floyd, Harrison and Clark in Indiana.)
Applications must be received by the season application deadline.
Ticket usage is tracked and groups must use no less than 80% of the tickets donated in order to receive future ticket grants.
Anyone in attendance, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No children under the age of four will be admitted.
Once tickets are awarded, they cannot be exchanged for a different performance.
Tickets awarded through the grant program cannot be resold. Groups that sell any donated tickets will be permanently disqualified from the program.
We ask that you do not use a third party website such as Eventbrite to collect RSVPs and/or generate your own tickets. Only the tickets issued by the Box Office will be accepted, and creation of third party tickets may disqualify your organization from receiving further Community Ticket Grants.
Ticket requests should be made for a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 75 people per production.
Groups may not receive more than one ticket grant per season.
There is no guarantee that any show will be awarded to an applying group.
You must complete all parts of the application. Applications will be available on a date to be determined.
Applications are reviewed by Actors Theatre staff. Approval and seating location will be determined by what is available at the time your application is reviewed.
You will receive an email from an Actors Theatre staff member with the show information for which you have been awarded tickets no later than two weeks prior to the performance date. Actual tickets will not be available at the time of your initial notification.
You will receive a second email from a member of the Box Office staff at Actors Theatre when your tickets are available for pick-up at the Box Office.
A single group representative must make arrangements to pick up the tickets at Actors Theatre with a valid photo I.D. in advance of the performance.
On the date of your production, please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Patrons who arrive after the performance begins are admitted into the theatre at the discretion of the House Manager.
Paid parking is available in the Actors Theatre Garage, with entrances on Third Street and Main Street.