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ABOUT

HOW TO ORDER AND PURCHASE TICKETS

PLANNING MY VISIT



ABOUT

Go for $5 is a discount ticket program designed to make the arts affordable and accessible for individuals ages 13-25 by offering $5 tickets to select performances from Columbus' top arts organizations. It is based on a program called High 5 that originated in New York City.

Participating arts organizations include*:

BalletMet                                

CAPA                                       

CATCO                                    

Chamber Music Columbus   

Columbus Symphony           

Jazz Arts Group                      

King Arts Complex                

Opera Columbus                  

ProMusica                              

Wexner Center for the Arts            

 *Subject to availability

Q: Do I need to choose a friend/family member to go to a show?

A: It is not necessary to choose a companion when purchasing an Go for $5 ticket voucher.

Q: Is there a limit on how many ticket vouchers I may purchase?

A: Yes, there is a limit of two ticket vouchers per purchase.

Q: Are there any additional fees with my purchase?

A: No, your ticket is $5 flat. There are no additional Ticketmaster fees added to your purchase.

Q: Where will my seats be?

A: The ticket voucher will be exchanged for a ticket to the best available seat in the house.

  

HOW TO ORDER AND PURCHASE TICKETS

 There are 2 easy ways to order tickets:

Order online. Click here to select your show, and purchase ticket vouchers now!

No credit card? Visit the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St., downtown) between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday or 10-2pm Saturday.

  1. Visit gofor5.com
  2. Select your show
  3. Pay for your voucher online or call the CAPA Ticket Office at 614-469-0939
  4. Bring a form of picture ID and voucher to the theatre to claim your tickets
  5. Enjoy the show!

There are two different ways you may use this website:

First, invite a friend or family member to attend a show with you by clicking the Facebook button! (This is optional and not required to make an Go for $5 purchase.)

In the first circle, select a friend or family member to attend. (This is also optional and not required to make an Go for $5 purchase.)

In the middle circle, select your show.

In the last circle, select which day and time you wish to attend.

Or,

Scroll down to see a full listing of the shows with Go for $5 tickets available. Click on the show, and press GO! This will bring you to a confirmation screen, and then follow the prompts to complete your order.

Be sure to print out your ticket voucher as you will need to bring it with you on the night of your show.

One other individual per order may use the Go for $5 ticket voucher when accompanying a qualifying individual.

Q: Where do I pick up my Go for $5 ticket?

A: Go to the theatre box office at least 30 minutes before show time on the day of the performance you selected. You will need to present a valid photo ID and your Go for $5 ticket voucher. The ticket voucher will be exchanged for a ticket to the best available seat in the house.

Q: What do I need to bring to the theatre to get my ticket?

A: Bring your ticket voucher and a valid photo ID. Anything with your picture and age on it will work - from state IDs to school ID cards!

Q: What if I’m interested in an event but don’t see it on the site?

A: All eligible Go for $5 events are listed on this site. If you don’t see an event, it means it is not eligible for this program. However, full price tickets are likely available by visiting ticketmaster.com.

Q: How does this site interact with Facebook?

A: By authorizing the Go for $5 app, you are allowing it to access your basic Facebook information such as your name, profile picture, and friends list. This will allow you to choose one of your Facebook friends to invite to one of the Go for $5 events. The app will not access your private information such as your password.

Q. Is my information shared?

A: We do not share your Facebook information with any outside parties. When you complete your order, the only information we retain is your name, email address, and what you purchased

 

PLANNING MY VISIT

 

Q: Where do I pick up my Go for $5 ticket?

A: Go to the theatre box office at least 30 minutes before show time on the day of the performance you selected. You will need to present a valid photo ID and your Go for $5 ticket voucher. The ticket voucher will be exchanged for a ticket to the best available seat in the house. 

Q: What do I need to bring to the theatre to get my ticket?

A: Bring your ticket voucher and a valid photo ID. Anything with your picture and age on it will work - from state IDs to school ID cards!

Q: Where can I park when I come to the theatre?

A: Convenient parking is different for each of our venues. Map, directions & parking information is available at www.capa.com.  

Q: What if I don’t have a car?

A: Most of the theatres are located on the COTA bus line. If you’re a student at Columbus City Schools, The Ohio State University or CCAD you just need your school ID to ride the bus.

Q: Where can I eat before or after a show?

A: There are many restaurants located near Go for $5 venues. Click here to see our Restaurant Guide.

Q: What time do theater doors open for a performance?

A: The doors to the theater lobbies typically open 1 hour prior to curtain. However, presenters may open the auditorium doors at their discretion.

Q: Where can I park when I come to the theatre?

A: Convenient parking is different for each venue. Please choose your venue by clicking here and follow the link to Map, Directions & Parking.

Q: I need to stay at a hotel; can you recommend one close to the theatre?
 

A: There are several hotels within a few minutes of most Go for $5 venues. And since we have several venues around Columbus go to the venue page, the one you will be visiting, to see which hotels are most convenient for you by clicking here.