Hennepin Theatre Trust works with Twin Cities non-profit educational, cultural and social service providers through our Access program to offer tickets and engagement opportunities to members of the community traditionally underserved by our theatres. Through Access, these individuals can experience the best of Broadway, music, lectures and dance, Family Day events or workshops with one of our teaching artists. Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Access raises awareness of the cultural options in the Twin Cities.

If you have tickets for an event at one of our theatres and cannot attend, please consider donating your tickets to the Trust’s Access. Simply contact the Donor Ticket Line at 612.455.9536. Your donation is 100% tax deductible for the full face value of the tickets. You will receive a letter from us to use for your tax deductible purposes.

Our Access program is currently at capacity. If your nonprofit would like to be considered for any future openings in the program, please contact

When you donate, people experience theatre for the first time. Inspiration happens because you give.

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What Participants Are Saying:

“It was an unexpected birthday present to me. It was the music I grew up, and it was meaningful to have something to take me out of the mundane into the spectacular. Patti LaBelle restored a lot of faith and spirit. It was a really good counterpoint to really challenging times. This is something I never would have done on my own. It’s just not in my budget. Giving me access to something like that has restored the idea that life is buoyant.”

– Larry, member of The Aliveness Project

“Dear Hennepin Theatre Trust, a short note filled to the brim with gratitude! My 16 year old daughter and I were able to attend the Feb. 7 performance of Mamma Mia! It was my daughter Tate’s first time at the Orpheum — what a great performance, what a great night. My son was diagnosed with Leukemia in September and our family is engaged in aggressive treatments. I’m afraid there hasn’t been much time for fun or relaxation — until we received your generous gift. We are very thankful to share a mother/daughter evening that we will not forget. Thank you!”

– Amy, participant with HopeKids

“We appreciated the opportunity to see such a great performance [of Waitress]. That was my first Broadway, and it brought to life real circumstances that people go through. It also strung so much comedy together, enough to bring tears of laughter.”

– Shawn Powell, TRIO Student Support Services – Veterans student

“Growing up at North Minneapolis, African Americans have been seen as gang members and social security recipients; but with two strong African American female leads in The Bodyguard, it truly made me proud of black talents.”

– Rosemary, participant with Asian Media Access

“I never thought I’d be able to enjoy live theatre before, but now I see there is some really good stuff out there!”

– Don, participant with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)