Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council approved the Arts for All program, a joint City-County initiative that provides eligible residents free tickets to Broadway performances at the Eccles Theater. The program will launch February 2018 with ticket distribution starting with The Sound of Music. Other confirmed titles include Riverdance, Hamilton, Jersey Boys, Daniel Tiger, and the Phantom of the Opera.
“There’s really nothing like seeing a live Broadway performance in the heart of our City,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “The Arts for All program provides incredible opportunity for residents to be inspired by the arts and to enjoy world-renowned performances.”
“The Eccles Theater is a place where families can experience excellent shows and make memories while doing it,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “ Arts for All creates an opportunity for more people to be able to take in a show at the Eccles.”
The program will offer an average of 25 tickets to each Broadway event though a random drawing. To be eligible to enter the drawing for tickets, City and County residents must receive SNAP benefits or be eligible for free or reduced lunches.
75 percent of tickets will go to Salt Lake City residents and 25 percent to Salt Lake County residents. Tickets are distributed based on ownership of the Eccles Theater between Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County.
The program is funded by a $0.50 fee on all tickets sold at the Eccles Theater, with the fees and program managed by the Salt Lake County Center for the Arts. All Arts for All funds collected are spent in purchasing and distributing program tickets.
Eligible residents will be able to register online, by phone, or in person at the Eccles Theater.
More information will be available in February regarding ticket registration, availability, and pickup.