What is CuriosiTix: Pay It Forward? Curio’s mission is to serve West Philadelphia and beyond with high quality, affordable theatre. The company already offers affordable tickets that are comparable to other companies in the area, but recognizes that there are people who have been shut out of the theatre due to financial constraints. Following the lead of other theatres that have introduced inclusive ticketing strategies, Curio wanted to look at ways to provide quality theatre programming at a fraction of a cost to the community.With CuriosiTix: PAY It Forward, Curio hopes to remove financial barriers to welcome new audience members thereby creating a patron base that represents the evolving neighborhood of West Philadelphia.
How does CuriosiTix: PAY It Forward work? CuriosiTix: PAY It Forward, is simple. Audience members will be able to go online or call the box office to make a reservation as usual. But—and here is the big change—no payment for the tickets will be required in order to reserve your seats. Although not required, patrons have the option to give money towards their reservation (and perhaps their neighbor’s!) when they reserve. Audience members who would like to “play it forward” may do so online as well as before and after the performance at the box office.
Is there a minimum ticket price? Nope! The price is completely up to you!
What does the money support? All money collected helps pay our artists and support our theatre school and future productions, and we therefore hope you will give generously.
So, how do I get my tickets? If you reserve your tickets online, you will be sent an email notification and your name will be at the Box Office for will call. Please note: Unclaimed RESERVED tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to each performance.
I want to support Curio and the neighborhood! How do I pay? Payment can be made online or by phone before a performance. It can also be done when you arrive at the theatre or after the performance by cash, check, or credit card. We provide a payment envelope for your convenience that can be handed off to any Curio staff member, or you can visit us at the box office to make your payment.
Are there still discounts for Students, Industry Members and Seniors? Now that you have the opportunity to choose when and how much you pay, this model eliminates the need for reduced price, discounted or tiered ticketing, providing an equal opportunity for patrons from any financial background.