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Virginia Rep Adds Free-view Lottery and Community Tix Grants Program

In keeping with Virginia Rep’s longstanding policy of providing 10 percent of tickets free of charge, Virginia Rep announce two programs to streamline its free community tickets initiative.

Win free tickets to select preview performances
in our Signature Season

Virginia Rep is giving away 50 free seats to every Wednesday Preview of the Signature Season. Patrons can enter their name to win two seats per person for the 7:00 p.m. performance by registering here.

Registration will open the Wednesday 1 week prior to the preview performance. Winners will be notified by Monday evening at 5:00 p.m. Any patrons who do not use their tickets will not be able to enter the lottery for future shows.

Preview Performances

A preview is a full performance prior to opening night of a new production. The preview is presented with the same level of preparation as opening night, but audience participation creates a special opportunity for the creative team to gauge audience response before the theatre welcomes the press.

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Enter to win tickets to the preview performance of A Christmas Story on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.


Community Tickets Grant Program
As part of its commitment to make theatre available to all children and adults, Virginia Rep will launch a citywide grant program to expand free and discounted ticket access to those in the community for whom the price of a ticket is a barrier.

This program will build on and replace the Tickets for Kids program and expand the longstanding policy of offering 10 percent of tickets free of charge. Virginia Rep invites nonprofit community organizations to apply for blocks of tickets for groups they serve. These tickets are for specific performances only. A waiting list of applicants will be maintained for those who would like to be considered for tickets, but cannot attend on the designated dates.

Who Can Apply Nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organizations that serve individuals in the Richmond Metro area who do not have the resources to otherwise attend a show. Each organization can apply for up to 3 performances. Ticket requests can be made for up to fifty tickets.

How to Apply Online applications are available and due on September 15 and January 15. The application is very simple and based on the organization’s mission, the individuals served, and ability to fully utilize donated tickets. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application at least 3 weeks prior to the performance date, with details on how and when to pick up the tickets.

For applications, rules and regulations, and performance dates visit

About Virginia Repertory Theatre Virginia Repertory Theatre is the regional professional theatre in Richmond, Virginia. With a budget of $5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience over 530,000, Virginia Rep is one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Virginia Rep stages four seasons annually: the Signature Season at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, Theatre Gym Season in partnership with Cadence Theatre Company, Virginia Rep’s Children’s Season at Willow Lawn, and the Hanover Tavern Season.

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