Good Neighbor Program
A significant barrier to cultural participation for many New Yorkers is cost.
As we emerge from a challenging and isolating two years, it is more important than ever to make The Vineyard’s work affordable to all who wish to experience it, and to ensure our work reaches audiences as diverse and vibrant and daring as the stories on our stage.
Our Good Neighbor Program is dedicated to providing low-cost or free tickets to students, arts workers, and any New Yorker for whom cost is a barrier to seeing our productions. Donations to the Good Neighbor Program support a number of initiatives that provide thousands of accessible tickets to New Yorkers each season:
Community Supported Tickets – 10% of tickets to all Vineyard performances are made available for $25.
Community and Affinity Nights – Each production includes performances for which tickets are substantially subsidized for affinity groups and community organizations whose missions align with the values of The Vineyard.
40 Under 40 / Theatre Artists – Individuals 40 years or younger and theatre arts workers may join a free mailing list to access low cost tickets for specific performances.
Housewarming Ticket Initiative – In 2021-2022, our Housewarming Ticket Initiative enabled more than 450 arts workers and nearly 300 students to attend our Broadway productions of Is This a Room and Dana H. free of charge.
Student Matinees – In collaboration with our education programs, funds raised by the Good Neighbor Program allow us to offer free tickets to NYC public high school students to attend special school-day matinees of Vineyard productions.
Ticket sales for our productions cover approximately 30% of our annual budget. We rely on donors to help us sustain and expand our mission to push the boundaries not only of what theatre can be and do, but who has to access it.
Your support for our Good Neighbor Program will ensure that our commitment to access, outreach and inclusivity can sustain and expand each season, and that more New Yorkers – including the artists and audiences of the future – will be able to experience the transformative power of live theatre.