Signature Access

Signature Access

Signature Access

An unparalleled commitment by a theatre to access, outreach and community. Launched in 2005 to provide theatregoers, both frequent and new, with affordable access to the performing arts.

A major barrier to cultural participation is cost, and the Signature Access ((formerly known as the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access) seeks to mitigate this obstacle. With the support of Signature Access partner and donor contributions, subsidized tickets are made available for every production. Signature has a diverse roster of Writers in Residence with distinct voices and perspectives, and our core values of access and community underpin our commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility — Signature Access aids in opening opportunities for access to reflect those values in our audiences.

Share & Give Access

If you’ve purchased an affordable ticket at Signature in the past 15 years, you’ve benefitted from Signature Access. This groundbreaking program is possible thanks to the support of contributions from donors and partners, but now we need your help to maintain affordable access for those who need it.

Now you choose each time you buy a ticket—enjoy an affordable subsidized ticket, or share & give to help give access to others. All Signature Access donations go directly to the Signature Access Subsidy. 


Extended Access

Signature Access offers tickets subsidized to an affordable price for every production for a limited number of weeks, then after the Signature Access run ends, tickets increase to standard dynamic pricing. Further accessible ticket discounts are available for individuals who qualify and submit qualifying identification.

Qualifying Identification

Current student ID (must include expiration date)
Student Metrocard
Union ID (SAG, Equity, Teachers Unions, Autoworker Unions, etc.)
Military or Veteran ID
Medicare/Medicaid Card
WIC Card

If you possess one or more of the above, you qualify for the program. 

Applications take up to three business days to process. If you would like to book tickets sooner than your application is processed, contact Ticket Services at or call 212.244.7529 during business hours.

All participants must show valid ID in person for entry to their first performance. All tickets are subject to availability. Limit two tickets per participant per production. Enrollment expires two years after verification. See terms and conditions.

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Signature relies on the annual support of individuals like you to present the work of world-class writers and to support our groundbreaking Signature Access.  
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Pictured above: Students at TheatreFest 2016, photo by Cecile Oreste.


Extended Access Terms and Conditions

  • Enrollment expires two years after verification.
    Example: If you enrolled and were verified in October 2020, your enrollment would expire in October 2022.
  • Signature Theatre reserves the right to request proof of eligibility at any time.
  • Participants can purchase two accessibly priced tickets to each Signature Theatre production during extension weeks. Ticket purchases are subject to fees when purchasing online or by phone. All tickets are subject to availability.
    To avoid confusion, all audiences regardless of status, subscription or affiliation can purchase accessibly priced tickets to each Signature Theatre production for the first five weeks of production due to the Signature Ticket Initiative, all tickets subject to availability.
  • All seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is not guaranteed for participants.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or at the box office.
  • Tickets may not be resold and are not transferable. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges are offered or available.
  • Participants are bound by Signature Theatre’s standard policies.
  • All production dates, ticket offers, casts and creative teams are subject to change.
  • Participants can be disenrolled by Signature Theatre management for infringement of policy, including but not limited to identification fraud.

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