Public Ticket Discounts and Donations

All You Need to Know

Ticket Discount and Incentive Programs

TCT Red Bank Road Ticket Office hours:  Monday-Friday 10 AM to 4 PM  (The Ticket Office will be closed for lunch each weekday from 12 PM to 1 PM.)

Taft Theatre Box Office hours:  Monday-Friday 11 AM to 3 PM

On days of shows, Taft Theatre Box Office opens 60 minutes prior to showtime.

ArtsWave ArtsPass

For the TCT MainStage production of SLEEPING BEAUTY on Saturday, April 27 at 2 PM.

Members receive BOGO in Price Level 2 ($30 Balcony) or BOGO in Price Level 3 ($25 Balcony seats).  Redeemable exclusively via Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (Ticketmaster service fees apply).  Use the password you received from ArtsWave.

Offer can be used 1 time during the 18-19 Season.  Limit 4 tickets, while supplies last.  Valid for first Saturday at 2 PM performances only during the 2018-2019 MainStage season at the Taft Theatre, excluding our Showtime Series at Red Bank productions.  Single ticket purchases only.  Cannot be used to purchase subscriptions.  Subject to availability.  Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.  Tickets must be purchased via Ticketmaster, not via phone or in person.  All MainStage performances are at the Taft Theatre at 317 E. 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH  45202.  Please note:  Every person regardless of age, needs a ticket.  Children ages 12 months-old or younger who do not need a seat and will sit on your lap will be required to have an Infant Lap Pass for $1 for every show in every seating location throughout the theater. These may be purchased at the theater on the day of the show up to 60 minutes before showtime.

Military Discount

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offers a special military discount for the active military personnel and their families.

You can purchase half-price tickets for each MainStage production ($20 and $10 seats are not discounted). 

Up to four tickets.

Single ticket purchases only. 

Cannot be used to purchase season tickets.

Subject to availability. 

Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Redeemable at the Taft Theatre Box Office one hour before the show begins.

Please present your valid military ID when purchasing tickets.

Cannot order by phone.

First Responders Discount

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati offers a special first responder discount for the region's police officers, firefighters and paramedics.

You can purchase half-price tickets for each MainStage production ($20 and $10 seats are not discounted). 

Up to four tickets.

Single ticket purchases only. 

Cannot be used to purchase season tickets.

Subject to availability. 

Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Redeemable at the Taft Theatre Box Office one hour before the show begins.

Please present your valid personnel ID when purchasing tickets.

Cannot order by phone.

Most Valuable Kids

Tickets to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati are non-refundable, but if you can't attend a show you may turn them in to the TCT Box Office before the performance. The value of the returned tickets can be considered a fully tax deductible gift to The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati.

We also encourage you to donate your tickets to Most Valuable Kids of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. MVK overcomes the financial obstacles associated with live events by distributing unused tickets to kids who would enjoy the opportunity to go to an event, but would otherwise not be able to because of the high costs associated with tickets. These tickets are distributed to boys and girls,18 and under, through local tax-exempt organizations that focus on children in low-income and underserved households. They require 24 hours in advance or by noon on Friday for a Saturday or Sunday performance.  For details visit:  Most Valuable Kids.

Donation Requests

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is located in Cincinnati, OH and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

While we would like to grant all requests made to us, as a non-profit organization we must limit the number of contributions we make.  

Requests will only be accepted during the month of August 2019 for the 2019-20 Season.  

An online submission form will be posted here on August 1, 2019.

No phone calls or emails please.

It is our policy to donate only to other 501(c)(3) organizations.

Priority will be given to the following groups:

  • The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati constituents
  • Local education organizations
  • Arts organizations
  • Local social service organizations dealing with children
  • Local social service organizations that complement TCT’s mission of diversity and inclusion

Due to limited availability, we are not always able to contribute to priority organizations. Please note, we will often only be able to donate every 24 months to the same organization.

We regret we are unable to make donations to the following types of benefits and organizations:

  • Benefits for a specific individual or family
  • Fundraisers for political purposes
  • Secondary requests on behalf of a National Organization (for-profit organizations or individuals raising money for another group such as United Way, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen, etc…)

We are unable to provide cash donations/sponsorships.

Thank you so much.