Community Ticket Grant applications for the 2018-19 Season are now open!


Actors Theatre welcomes community groups and charities to celebrate new work 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 world-premiere 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.

Community Ticket Grant Applications for the 2018-19 Season are due Friday, August 3, 2018.


Who Can Apply for an opening night Ticket Grant?

  • 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.)

What are the rules?

  • Applications must be received by the 2018-19 Season application deadline (Friday, August 3, 2018)
  • 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. Charities that sell any donated tickets will be permanently disqualified from the program.

Are there restrictions?

  • 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.

How do I know if my group is granted tickets?

  • 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.

What else do I need to know if tickets are awarded to my group?

  • On the date of your production, please plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the House Manager.
  • Paid parking is available in the Actors Theatre Garage, with entrances on Third Street and Main Street.

Thank you for your interest in the Actors Theatre Community Ticket Grant Program. We look forward to working with you!


Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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