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Do You Love Live Theatre?

Many people can't answer that question. Maybe they have never been exposed to theatre. Maybe they aren't able to afford a ticket. Maybe they feel like theatres aren't spaces where they belong.

To break down these barriers, we have launched Pay What You Can nights (or "Theatre Thursdays") at Civic Theatre. For one Thursday performance of each production, our community is invited to purchase tickets at whatever price they can pay, starting as low as $5. We want everyone to experience the magic of live theatre and to feel comfortable walking through our doors. Theatres are places where we can grow, laugh, and heal together.

It seems that the community agrees. The results of our first Pay What You Can night on October 20, 2022, blew us away, and we're thrilled to share them with you:

99% of the seats were filled
The average ticket price paid was $7.50
56% of audience members were first-time patrons

We can't wait to continue offering these special performances, and we invite you to help us make them possible. Our standard ticket price is subsidized by donations, grants, and sponsorships, allowing us to charge only 50% of the cost of producing our high-quality shows. By comparison, Pay What You Can ticket prices only cover 10% of our production costs.

We invite you to #GiveOnTuesday to support Theatre Thursdays, and help introduce more people to the transformative power of live theatre!

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