Access to Arts

Access & Inclusion

Our Access to the Arts initiative is a vital source of support for our community, opening the door to the performing arts for youth, seniors and individuals with free and low-cost opportunities to see, experience and participate in live shows and events.

Total Access

Total Access is a program designed to provide local families with young children the opportunity to experience several live performances at the Van Wezel over the course of the season free of charge.

Senior Access

Designed to reach local seniors who might normally not have the ability to attend our performances, Senior Access allows the Van Wezel to provide meaningful arts experiences and promote healthy ages. Through partnerships with Casa Santa Marta, Jefferson Center, and JFCS, the Van Wezel encourages social activity and life-long exploration of the arts.

Military Access

Military Access honors current and past members of our military and provides opportunities for a therapeutic and engaging experience. Military Access shows appreciation and enhances well-being by giving veterans, active military and their families the experience of attending a professional live performance at no cost to them.

Students with Disabilities

We encourage students of all abilities to discover and develop their creative potential through the power of the arts. We offer both inclusive and peer group settings, and the Van Wezel staff works with students and their families to identify and provide the most successful experience for each student.

Arts for All

The Van Wezel Foundation partners with dozens of local organizations that provide education, health and social services in our community the opportunity to attend performances at deeply discounted rates. Partners include Girls Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, All Faith’s Food Bank, The Pines, Easter Seals, Friendship Centers, SPARCC, Make a Wish and more.