What is TAP?

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) gives young people ages 13-19 access to $5 day-of-show tickets to see professional dance, music, and theater performances in Chicago and surrounding areas. With your free TAP membership, all you have to do is present your pass (physical or mobile, we offer both) to the box office of the show you want to see, and as long as it’s not sold out, you can purchase a ticket for $5 cash. It’s that easy!

How will it work?

  1. Sign up on the TAP website or app and we’ll send you a membership card – the app also offers a mobile pass you can use on your phone. Registration is quick, easy, & free!

  2. Consult the website or app to see a calendar, list, or map of eligible performances at TAP Partner Venues all over Chicago.

  3. Be sure to call the venue’s box office to make sure tickets are available.

  4. Bring your TAP card (or make sure you have the mobile version ready to go), student/state ID, and $5 cash and head to the venue! TAP is a day-of-show program, so tickets can be purchased as soon as the box office opens, up until the show sells out.

  5. Enjoy the show! Tell all your friends!

  6. Repeat steps 2-5 again and again until you turn 20, checking out all the cool performances Chicago has going on!

When will this start?

The official program will launch in May 2018.

How can I get involved?

Sign up here to receive email updates and alerts once program registration is open in May – then sign up, start using your pass, and spread the word to other teens!

Questions? Contact Tarah Durnbaugh:
312-445-2750 / tortiz@urbangateways.org