Resources For Teachers

Discounted Tickets

Ticket Subsidy Program

Schools with 50% or more Free and Reduced Lunch may qualify for the The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Ticket Subsidy Program for assistance to select performances. Please fill out and submit our official form. You will be contacted by either Tina Marshall, our Education Sales Director, or Pam Young, our School Coordinator, with details.

Click Here for the 2013-2014 Ticket Subsidy Application.

Click Here for the 2013-2014 Ticket Subsidy Guidelines.

We know that sometimes arts funding is hard to come by. Here are some ideas for assistance.

Target Grants

It’s become increasingly difficult for schools to fund learning opportunities outside the classroom. To help, Target launched Field Trip Grants in 2007. Since then, they’ve made it possible for millions of students to go on a field trip. As part of the program, Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. They accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and noon CST Sept. 30.

Music, art, dance, drama and visual arts are all part of the well-rounded education our kids deserve. Through grants, Target helps schools bring more arts and culture into the classroom, enabling them to expand their creativity... and their horizons. Art, Culture + Design in Schools Grants are $2,000. Grant applications are typically accepted between March 1 and April 30 each year.

Target's Field Trip Grants

Target's Arts, Culture + Design in Schools Grant

ING Unsung Heroes

Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for students.



For more than 15 years, and with nearly $3.8 million in awarded grants, ING Unsung Heroes has proven to be an A+ program with educators. The program’s “alumni” have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.

Applications for the 2014 awards are now available. The application deadline is April 30, 2014.

Unsung Heroes Application

Deadline: April 30, 2014

For assistance with busing to the Taft Theatre, please consider ArtBus:

Download the ArtBus PDF