The Kennedy Center’s new MyTix program, designed to increase access to performances for young people aged 18-30, the underserved, and members of the armed forces, launches today. Funded by Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and his wife Alice Rubenstein, MyTix is part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program which enables audiences to engage in more ways, at more times, and in more places than ever before.
This new MyTix program offers its members discounted, complimentary, and last-minute tickets to select performances, and works through its partnerships with community organizations to reach members of the underserved population. After registering at kennedy-center.org/mytix, MyTix members can build an online profile where they may indicate genre preferences, sign up for a bi-weekly newsletter and ticket alerts, join the MyTix online community through Facebook and Twitter, and have access to other benefits such as discounts on food and beverage service and at the Kennedy Center Gift Shops.
MyTix members have opportunities to win complimentary tickets to Kennedy Center events throughout the season via online giveaways. Members are eligible to win up to two free tickets per performance for a maximum of three engagements per season. In order for MyTix members to receive their tickets to attend their first performance, a government-issued ID must be presented at the Box Office to verify proof of age or military status. Once eligibility has been verified, MyTix members are able to use the print-at-home option for future tickets.
The entry period for the Kennedy Center’s 40th Anniversary Ticket Giveaway, which kicks off the MyTix program, closes today, September 19, 2011. Over the past three weeks, participants in this giveaway have been able to register to win a pair of tickets to performances in the 2011-2012 season. The winners will be randomly selected and listed on the Kennedy Center website on September 22, and those selected will receive their tickets by mail.
For more information about MyTix visit www.kennedy-center.org/mytix.