Ticket & Travel Fund
The Palace Theater Ticket and Travel Subsidy Fund is a program designed to provide financial assistance to Title 1 Schools and non-profit organizations whose students otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience a live theater performance. For many of these children, a school field trip is their first experience at a live, cultural event - a crucial engagement that can help foster a lifelong appreciation for the arts.
Schools applying to receive these funds are selected on a legitimate need basis and receive up to a 100% reduction in ticket prices to age-appropriate Broadway shows and educational stage presentations endorsed by the CT Association of Schools.
The Ticket and Travel Subsidy Fund has had several contributors over the past years, both corporate and individual, as well as public and anonymous. Last year alone, the Fund provided 1,230 subsidized tickets to local schools and organizations. To date, the Fund has provided ticket subsidies to over 20,000 students throughout the state of Connecticut.
As the need for subsidized tickets continues to outnumber the available funding, the Ticket and Travel Subsidy Fund will remain an integral piece of the Palace’s mission. Any businesses or individual interested in running a Ticket and Travel Fundraiser, or those who wish to donate to the fund, are encouraged to contact Palace Development Officer Natalie Lawlor at 203.346.2009.