About Kids Tixx
Kids Tixx program provides access to wonderful arts & culture experiences not always in the budget for some of Buncombe County’s families, while also supporting our local arts presenters! Kids Tixx provides free admission for one child and one adult to local arts and cultural events, exhibits, and more.
The Asheville Area Arts Council believes that creative experiences are vitally important to quality of life, and inspire and bring joy to young hearts. Cultural experiences also bring families closer together, and provide moments that become meaningful memories. For some, the Kids Tixx program may be one of the few art related experiences that a child will have all year. We appreciate our donors, who are willing to reach out and nurture joy in our community in this way, while also supporting our worthy arts presenters.
Do I qualify to receive Kids Tixx?
Kids Tixx are made available to families who would otherwise be discouraged from attending events due to the price of tickets. Kids Tixx gives priority to a child and their parent, family member, or mentor, but tixx are often made available to area youth and group leaders and/or mentors from organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sister of Western North Carolina. Still not sure if you qualify? Contact the Asheville Area Arts Council 828.258.0710 for more information.
Are there any other requirements?
We ask that those families who receive Kids Tixx complete a Kids Tixx survey and compose a small thank you note (made out to the Asheville Area Arts Council) after they have attended their Kids Tixx event. We love getting photos from our Kids Tixx events and hand drawn illustrations!
How do I request Kids Tixx for me and my family?
If you or someone you know may be interested in receiving Kids Tixx to a upcoming event, performance, museum exhibition, or concert, please complete the Kids Tixx request form (below), stop by the Asheville Area Arts Council, 1 Page Ave. Suite 144 Asheville, NC 28801, or call today 828.258.0710 for more information. Once you are signed up you will be the first to know about all upcoming Kids Tixx!
I am an art presenter interested in having Kids Tixx families attend my upcoming event, who should I contact?
The Asheville Area Arts Council is always looking for new and creative arts and culture events to send our Kids Tixx families to. If you are an Asheville area art presenter, and think that your upcoming event or performance would make a great Kids Tixx event please complete our Art Presenters Proposal form to be considered for a future Kids Tixx event.
The Asheville Area Arts Council is currently offering Kids Tixx to the following event:
Charlotte’s Web – KIDS TIXX SOLD OUT!
Saturday, November 1 at 2:30 PM at Asheville Community Theatre: The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.
Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata – KIDS TIXX SOLD OUT!
November 7 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham: Transcending acrobatics, contemporary dance, puppetry, concert, and sport, Prague’s Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata, one of Europe’s most pioneering physical theater companies, will have you on “the edge of your seat alternating between hysterical laughter and awe” (Helsinki Times).
Wizard of OZ – KIDS TIXX SOLD OUT!
Friday, November 14 at 7:30 PM at Asheville Community Theatre: Based upon the Classical Motion Picture, Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.
Charlie Brown Christmas – KIDS TIXX SOLD OUT!
Friday, December 12 at 7:30pm at Asheville Community Theatre: Based on the beloved annual television special , the musical includes the classic songs “Christmas Time is Here,” “Skating,” “Linus and Lucy” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – with arrangements by Vince Guaraldi. A perfect treat for the entire family!
We are proud to support our local art presenters through our Kids Tixx Program:
Hear what our families have to say:
“Thank you for giving me tickets to the Yamato Concert. I enjoyed it very much and hope you keep on doing it so other kids might enjoy stuff like that.”
- Kid Tixx Participant – Age 11
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to take a child to such a wonderful cultural event. He was quite taken by the whole experience. You never know what door will open, what key will turn, what light will come on; by your generosity.”
- Kid Tixx Participant – Big Brothers Big Sisters
“My favorite part was When Ursula helped Ariel get her feet”. ” My least favorite part was at the very end because the songs were over.”
- Kid Tixx Participant
“Thank you Asheville Area Arts Council for sending us to see The Little Mermaid! My daughter had such a great time and it gave us the Mommy/Daughter date night that we needed! We are grateful for the works you all do! “
- Kid Tixx Participant – Parent
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