“We are thrilled to participate in this audience development initiative for the fourth year with hundreds of theaters across the country,” said Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres, on the fourth annual Free Night of Theater— an unprecedented audience development initiative, where theaters across the country offer performance tickets to the public absolutely free-of-charge.
The nationwide program takes place at more than 40 Chicago-area theaters. Visit FreeNightChicago.com between September 9 and 23 to enter to win up to five pairs of free tickets to live performances taking place October 1 – 31, 2011.
At the end of September the tickets will be randomly distributed to participants based on selections and availability. Free tickets are not guaranteed so participants should encourage their friends and family to enter to increase their chances. No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter to win tickets.
The goal of the program is to attract new audiences and increase public awareness of theater. This national program was created and is supported by Theater Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American Theatre. Over the past six years the Free Night of Theater program has introduced more than 250,000 new theatergoers to the thrill of live performance.
“We look forward to building on the success of this program and providing thousands of free tickets for new patrons to discover and experience Chicago’s world-class theatre scene,” continues Clapp.
The League of Chicago Theatres is an alliance of theaters that leverages its collective strength to promote, support and advocate for Chicago’s theater industry locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, the League serves a diverse membership of more than 200 theaters and theater companies, ranging from small storefront, non-union companies to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar facilities and productions.