Hennepin Theatre Trust works with Twin Cities educational, cultural and social service providers through our Access Program to offer tickets to underserved members of our community. Through Access, these individuals can experience the best of Broadway, music, lectures and dance, when they might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend a live theatre event, Family Day event or workshop with one of our teaching artists. Hennepin Theatre Trust's Access Program raises awareness of the cultural options in the Twin Cities, and it encourages patrons to bond with friends and family.
If you have tickets for an event at one of our theatres and cannot attend, please consider donating your tickets to the Trust's Access Program. Simply contact Melissa Ferlaak at 612.455.9530. Your donation is 100% tax deductible for the full face value of the tickets. You will receive a letter from us to use for your tax deductible purposes.
If your organization is interested in becoming an Access Program participant, please download the application and submit it for consideration.
Below is a list of just some of the organizations participating in the 2013-2014 Access season:
Asian Media Access
Cornerstone Passage Community
Kulture Klub Collaborative
The Lundstrum Center for Performing Arts
Minneapolis Public Housing Authority
Sabes Jewish Community Center
The Aliveness Project
Tix for Tots
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By partnering with Hennepin Theatre Trust, the cast of Catch Me If You Can performed at the Minneapolis Children's Hospital during the holidays for children and their families experiencing pediatric terminal or chronic illness. Through the live and internally telecasted performance in the Star Studio, many children watched from their hospital rooms, and never missed a beat!
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What Participants Are Saying:
"Thank you very much for making tickets to David Copperfield available to HopeKids! Our son had his 2-year anniversary of his bone marrow transplant recently and it was a perfect way to celebrate life. Thank you so much for your generous donation!"
- Tenhoff Family, HopeKids
"Your donation helps us continue building on an 85-year legacy of fulfilling dreams on the North side of Minneapolis and beyond by teaching children the art of dance, voice and theatre. We thank you for believing in us and making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve."
-Kerry Casserly, Artistic Director, Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts
“Thank you for all of the tickets we have received over the years. I consider myself very fortunate to be involved with this wonderful and rewarding program and I am most appreciative of the sponsors who continue to support this worthwhile and important program. They are providing the opportunity for many people who otherwise would not have the means to attend the performances of the many fine shows that come through the Twin Cities.”
-Barbara Bakal, Volunteer, Passage Community Center