The Fredericton Playhouse and TD Bank have announced a new partnership to make attending live performing arts events more accessible to students. A $10,000 contribution from TD will fund the TD StudentRush initiative, providing the opportunity for students to purchase deeply discounted $12 tickets to dozens of performances at Fredericton’s premier performance venue.
“TD believes that an investment in the arts can pay back significant returns to our community. And it’s for this reason we believe that corporations and businesses in Canada must creatively rise to the needs of both the large and small arts organizations and do everything they can to encourage young audiences, as well as to giving support to our local community theatres and allowing them the opportunity to flourish,” says Matt Sheridan, District Vice President, New Brunswick, TD Canada Trust.
TD StudentRush tickets are available two hours before show time, and apply to all Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series performances, as well as other participating performances. Students need only present a valid student ID in person at the Playhouse box office. Subject to availability, there will be no limit on either the number of tickets issued or seating location.
“The TD StudentRush program is one of many ways the Playhouse strives to be accessible to everyone in our community,” says Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of the Fredericton Playhouse. “We’re thrilled to partner with TD, and we’re excited to welcome students to take advantage of this very affordable pricing on high quality performances. Engaging Fredericton’s student population in what we offer to the community is a priority for us.”
For more information about TD StudentRush, visit www.theplayhouse.ca/td-student-rush.
About TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2014, TD donated more than $82 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility.
About Fredericton Playhouse Inc.
Fredericton Playhouse Inc. is non-profit, charitable organization which manages and develops the Fredericton Playhouse, the capital’s premier live performance venue. The award-winning organization delivers programs, services, and facilities to provide Greater Fredericton with enriching live performance experiences – contributing to the overall quality of life, and to the health and economic vitality of the community it serves.