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How to get free arts and culture tickets with your Dallas Public Library card

How to get free arts and culture tickets with your Dallas library card

Wyly Theatre
See a show at the Wyly Theatre for free. Photo courtesy of Visit Dallas

For Dallasites who want to attend a concert or visit a museum, cost is no longer a barrier. A new partnership between the City of Dallas Public Library and Office of Arts and Culture has resulted in Culture Pass, a program that supplies free tickets to an array of arts and cultural experiences in Big D.

With your Dallas Public Library card and PIN, you can log into the Culture Pass system and make a reservation for museums, theater, dance, music, film, and more.

Currently, there is no limit to the total number of Culture Pass reservations you can make (to different attractions) throughout the year, but you can only have five active reservations at any one time. Each attraction also has its own limit on the number of passes that can be reserved per event and throughout the calendar year.

Most of the city's biggest players are participating, from the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center to Bruce Wood Dance and Dallas Theater Center. For a full list of participating organizations, head here.

Spearheaded by local artist and organizer Erica Felicella, Culture Pass was first part of the Dallas Festival of Ideas and competed for funding through Dallas Social Venture Partners and others. Though it didn't win, the Dallas Public Library and the Dallas Office of Arts and Culture thought it was such a great and equitable idea for the city that they decided to make it happen anyway.