Arts for All

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Portland Opera is a proud participant in Arts for All, making the magic of opera accessible for everyone.  Show your Oregon Trail Card and you can buy $5 tickets to many of Portland's best music, theater and dance groups, including Portland Opera!  Check with each group for details.


Download the Arts for All flyer here.


A Question and Answer Guide:

Q.    I want to see a show.  Who has $5 tickets?
A.    Portland Opera offers $5 Arts for All tickets to select performances.  Call our box office at 503-241-1802 or email us to find out more.  Check for more arts groups offering $5 tickets.

Q.    Who can buy $5 Tickets?
A.    Anyone who gets food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card.

Q.    How many tickets can I buy for $5 each?
A.    Two per Oregon Trail Card, but ask the box office representative from each arts group if you can buy more.

Q.    Where do I get $5 tickets?
A.    Contact the arts group. They will tell you where and when you can buy them. 

Q.    How do I buy the tickets?
A.    You must show your Oregon Trail Card at the time of purchase and pay with cash or credit card. SNAP credit on the Oregon Trail Card cannot be used to buy tickets.

Q.    How do I contact Portland Opera's box office?
A.    Our box office is open M-F, 9a - 5p.  You can call our box office at 503-241-1802 or email us with any questions.  To purchase tickets, visit our box office in person with your Oregon Trail Card:

The Hampton Opera Center
211 SE Caruthers St
Portland, OR 97214

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or check with TriMet about public transit information.

TriMet’s “Honored Citizen” fares (less then half the price of regular fares) are available for Seniors over 65, people with Medicare, and people with mental and physical disabilities. Information here or call 503-962-2455.

TriMet’s “LIFT” program is a shared-ride service for people who cannot use regular buses or trains because of a disability or disabling health condition. Information here or 503-962-8000, option 2.


About Arts for All

In January of 2011, twelve of Portland’s classical music organizations, operating under the auspices of Go Classical PDX and convened by All Classical 89.9, announced a pilot project called "Music for All" offering $5.00 tickets to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) card holders.

Preliminary numbers for the six-month pilot program totaled 1,410 tickets used.  Funding for the program was provided by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Work for Art and the City of Portland.  Plans immediately began to include additional arts organizations in the next iteration of the program and to expand it beyond classical music. The result, "Arts for All" was launched on October 3, 2011.

Go Classical PDX is an association of classical music organizations in the Portland tri-county area that shares and coordinates resources to ensure the public's access to and awareness of a wide range of traditional and alternative classical music events by breaking down barriers, real and perceived, to participation and by advocating the public good created by Portland's vibrant classical music offerings. Go Classical PDX is convened by All Classical 89.9.


Arts for All is sponsored by: City of Portland, Work for Art, Regional Arts and Culture Council, All Classical FM and the Oregon Department of Human Services.