Local Library Offers Free Tickets to Alliance Theatre

Published 9:00 am Friday, August 12, 2022

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From offering knowledge in the form of books, the internet, magazines and more, libraries are known for being the center of culture and information. Now adding to that offer of culture and knowledge are community ticket passes courtesy of the local library.

The Community Ticket Pass is the result of a new partnership between the Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) and the Alliance Theatre to provide a pass for free tickets to certain theater performances held in Atlanta. The passes are available at all public libraries in Georgia, including the LaGrange Memorial Library.

When checked out, similarly to a book, guests can visit the Alliance Theatre website and use the pass to receive four free tickets to performances on either the Coca-Cola or Hertz Stage.

Patrons of the LaGrange Memorial Library can check out a pass using their PINES library card.

“The Alliance Theatre is thrilled to partner with Georgia Public Library Service on a program that provides all their public library patrons with free access to the theatre’s core productions for families and adults,” said Margarita Kompelmakher, director of community partnerships and engagement at the Alliance Theatre.

The pass provides an opportunity for public library guests to experience the art of theatrical performances they may not otherwise not get the chance to. It also gives the Alliance Theatre an opportunity to connect with local communities in an innovative new way.

“It is particularly important to us that this is a state-wide program, and that the opportunity now exists for a family to visit Atlanta for a day trip and know they can count on an amazing live performance at the Alliance Theatre as part of that experience,” Kompelmakher said.

The Community Pass is available at all 407 public libraries in Georgia, joining a family of passes available to patrons that provide free or reduced cost admissions to educational and recreational organizations statewide.

With the new community pass, patrons of Georgia Public Libraries can go see world-premiere musicals at the Alliance Theatre including, “The Incredible Book Eating Boy,” “Everybody,” “The Hot Wing King” and many more.

“We’re greatly excited about the opportunity to bring some of the cultural richness of the City of Atlanta to our communities in Troup and Harris Counties, said Keith Schuermann, Regional Director of the Troup-Harris Library System.

This opportunity comes at no charge to patrons thanks to the efforts of friends of the library at the GPLS, who have also established similar beneficial partnerships with the Atlanta Zoo, the Bremen Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and more.

The LaGrange Memorial Library currently offers passes to Zoo Atlanta, the GoFish Education Center, Georgia State Parks, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Each pass has different restrictions and can only be used a certain number of times by guests.

For more information on the Georgia Libraries Community Pass, visit the LaGrange Memorial Library or go to georgialibraries.org.