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Arts for the Classroom 

Help us connect even
more kids to the power
of the arts!

The Norton Center’s Arts for the Classroom Ticket Subsidy (ACTS) program provides FREE or deeply discounted student matinee tickets and activities to K-12 public schools in Kentucky. The program’s goal is simple: Ensure that children across the state have access to life-changing arts experiences, regardless of their financial circumstances.

Norton Center Box Office
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1-877-HIT-SHOW or 859-236-4692
[email protected]

Little girl sitting in an auditorium with her hands in the air

K-12 Student Matinee Series

The Norton Center’s K-12 student programming provides fun and engaging learning experiences for young audiences that support standards-based curricular goals while sparking curiosity, building empathy and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Live performing arts offer new perspectives and bring curricula to life in powerful and memorable ways.

The 2024/2025 Student Matinee Series will be announced in June 2024!


Important ACTS Information

ACTS tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Educators should plan to order early to ensure their students can take advantage of this opportunity! The ACTS subsidy ONLY covers student tickets. The Norton Center will provide one (1) free adult ticket (chaperone or teacher) for every ten (10) students. Additional adult and parent tickets must be purchased at $20 each. Tickets requested through the ACTS program are equivalent to purchased performance tickets. Once your ACTS order has been confirmed, the tickets are held for your group and are unavailable for purchase by other guests.

Help us connect even more kids to the
power of the arts!

Since 2013, the Norton Center’s ACTS program has provided over 10,000 free or deeply discounted student matinee tickets to Kentucky students, ensuring area youth have the opportunity to explore and engage in high-caliber, professional arts experiences regardless of their financial resources. Participating in engaging arts activities provides children rich experiences that have both short and long-term impact, including the development of leadership, problem-solving and personal communication skills, along with an awareness of cultural identity and global coexistence. These opportunities are only possible through the generous financial support of individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundation grants.

Please consider giving a tax-deductible gift to the Norton Center ACTS program!

Send a Student

For every $8 you donate, one student receives a FREE ticket to a Norton Center Student Matinee performance.

Send a Class

Donate $200 and send an entire class of 25 students to a Student Matinee for FREE.

Send a Bus

Send an entire busload of students to a Student Matinee for FREE with your donation of $400.


Thank You!

The Norton Center’s K-12 Student Programs have been made available for FREE thanks to support from these generous supporters.

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