Signature Ticket Initiative

Signature Ticket Initiative

Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access

The Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access is an unparalleled commitment by a theatre to accessibility, equity, and outreach. The Ticket Initiative launched in 2005 to provide all theatergoers, both frequent and new, with affordable access to the performing arts.

A major barrier to cultural participation is cost. Signature created the Ticket Initiative to eliminate this obstacle by offering affordable tickets to every seat for every performance during the initial run of Signature’s productions. Signature produces diverse writers with distinct voices and perspectives, and the Ticket Initiative ensures that our audiences reflect the work on our stages.

In the 2018-19 Season, Signature will offer over 70,000 $35 tickets without age restrictions, lotteries, or rush lines.

For over 13 years, the Signature Ticket Initiative has made it possible for hundreds of thousands of people to enjoy and share the transformative experience of high-quality theatre by our resident playwrights at an affordable price. Signature provided its one millionth subsidized ticket in spring 2019.

Have you seen a play at Signature and taken advantage of our affordable ticket price? This groundbreaking program is made possible thanks to the support of contributions from our audience and institutional partners. Please help us keep the Signature Ticket Initiative going by making a donation!

A gift of any size counts! Help us celebrate by contributing to our artistic Residency Programs and The Signature Ticket Initiative, our groundbreaking effort to provide affordable tickets for everyone!


Additional support provided by
margot adams
The SHS Foundation


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New York City Cultural Affairs
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation

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Pictured above: Students at TheatreFest 2016, photo by Cecile Oreste.

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