Resources For Teachers

Ticket Discounts and

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 2015-2016 Ticket Subsidy Guidelines.

Click Here for the 2015-2016 Ticket Subsidy Application.

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


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

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Ohio Arts Council's Big Yellow School Bus

The OAC recognizes the important role that school field trips play in comprehensive arts education efforts. The Big Yellow School Bus program provides up to $500 to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to arts and cultural activities. The recently published Status of Arts Education in Ohio’s Public Schools report documented that field trips in the arts were less prevalent in Ohio than nationally. The inability to travel was cited as a barrier to cultural participation for Ohio schools with limited funds. This grant enables schools and associations for home-schooled students to fund student field trips to art galleries, museums, exhibits, and music, dance, and theater performances.

Learning in the arts is critical to a child's academic development. These educational visits will help to foster creativity and innovation, among the most important skills for students to develop. The Big Yellow School Bus program is designed to cultivate partnerships between schools and arts and cultural organizations so students across the state can explore their creativity and experience all that Ohio’s cultural life has to offer.

Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than eight weeks prior to the date of the proposed field trip. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a rolling basis for as long as funds are available. Priority status will be given to rural and urban students from underserved areas of Ohio.

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