Center Theater Group LA is REALLY setting the standard for getting art into the hands of the youth!
Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced the new FreePlay program. Anyone who is 25 years old or younger will be able to reserve free tickets to the first preview of all Center Theatre Group productions at the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. Reservations are free if made in-person at the box office. There will be a $5 per ticket handling fee to reserve online at CTGLA.org/FreePlay or over the phone by calling (213) 628-2772.
“Center Theatre Group’s mission focuses on introducing the largest possible audiences, from all across Los Angeles, to theatre,” said Ritchie. “Through programs like FreePlay, we are making a direct effort to welcome new theatregoers by lowering any perceived barriers of our organization or live theatre overall. It’s imperative that we strive to create a more vibrant Los Angeles with a stronger cultural fabric that supports such accessible experiences.”
Reservations will be made available approximately two weeks before the first preview of each production – people who would like to receive emailed notifications of each production’s availability can sign up at CTGLA.org/FreePlay. Beginning Friday, August 17 reservations will be available for “Sweat” at the Mark Taper Forum (first preview on August 29) and for “School Girls” at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (first preview on September 2).