Community Ticketing Program

This program is designed to provide New Haven-based non-profit organizations with cultural and entertainment opportunities for their constituents in the community who might not have the opportunity to experience the performing arts. Each season, free tickets are distributed to over 50 groups in the community through this program. Performances generally include Broadway, dance, and family events.

I believe children should be exposed to other cultures early in life; it makes for better understanding of different people. Thank you very much!

C.W., Village Grandparent

Applications for the 2023/2024 season have now closed.


Who can apply?

Any NEW HAVEN-BASED organization or group may submit an application whose constituents would otherwise not be able to afford tickets to Shubert events AND is able to organize and implement activities for their group OR serves families, teens and/or adults. Groups may be as formal as an established not-for-profit organization, or as informal as a blockwatch or neighborhood group.

PLEASE NOTE: Only ONE application per organization/group will be accepted.

How are groups chosen to participate?

A percentage of applicants from each New Haven Ward will be selected based on the total number of applicants received and pending the amount of funding secured for this program. Organizations who do not meet the program requirements or who have failed to meet past attendance and survey requirements will not be considered.

If our organization is selected to participate, what will we receive?

Up to 6 complimentary tickets to attend a Shubert performance scheduled through June 2023.

If we are unable to offer your organization tickets at the beginning of the season, we will retain your name on file in the event additional shows/tickets become available during the season.

Is it possible to receive more than 6 tickets?

The number of tickets distributed through the Community Ticketing Program is based on funding received by the Shubert from donors who underwrite this program. In order to serve as many New Haven-based non-profit organizations as possible, we must limit the number of tickets to a maximum of 6 tickets for one Shubert performance. Group Discounts may be available for addional ticket purchase. PLEASE NOTE: Children under the age of 3 and babies in arms will not be permitted into the theatre. 

Where will our seats be located in the theater?

Participants will be seated based on availability. Tickets will be given to the Shubert Ticketing Program leader who in turn will be responsible for distributing them to members of his/her organization. *Prior arrangements MUST be made for people who require special accessibility. Please call 203-773-4307 if you will be bringing patrons in wheelchairs.

What is the cost to participate?

There is no cost to the selected organization(s). The Community Ticketing Program is made possible by the Shubert Theatre through support from corporations, foundations and individual donors.

How do you get an application?

How long are applications valid?

This application is valid only through June 2024. All organizations must reapply on a seasonal basis.

How can I get more information?

Please call Kelly Wuzzardo at the Shubert Theatre at 203-773-4307 or email


22.23 Community Ticketing Fact Sheet.pdf