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AccessGR is a community program of Artists Creating Together, in which we help to make the rich arts and cultural experiences of our community accessible to all. Grand Rapids is flourishing with art exhibits, historical museums, music performances, dance and theatre productions, and so much more. These events provide educational and inspiring experiences for people of all abilities and from all walks of life. We at ACT want to make sure everyone has access to these opportunities. 

Become Member
Become a New AccessGR Member

Non-profit disability agencies in the community are invited to become members of the AccessGR program, and through membership, can request free tickets for their clientele. Each AccessGR member agency pays a yearly membership fee, based on the total agency budget. This membership fee covers the administrative costs associated with running the AccessGR program. To become a member and receive tickets, members must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 501(c)(3) non-profit agency 

  • Must serve people with disabilities 

If you meet the above criteria, please complete the following form to join the program, and send to Once we process your application and membership fee, we will schedule a membership orientation where you will be given a member login and can start requesting tickets for your constituents!

2019-20 Participating Venues
Event Venues

Look below to see which Grand Rapids venues are currently offering tickets to AccessGR members. To request tickets, log into the member portal above by clicking Current Member Ticket Requests, or by following the instructions above to Become a New AccessGR Member.

Website links and phone numbers are provided for more information about the venue, performance, directions, etc. Please only contact Artists Creating Together with ticket requests.

Blandford Nature Center 

1715 Hillburn Ave NW

Blandford Nature Visitor Center

Blanford is a nonprofit organization whose job and passion is to invite the community to enjoy, explore, and learn in nature. 

Contact: 616.735.6240,

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm​, Summer Thursdays: 9am-7pm 

Accessibility: The building and wildlife trail are wheelchair accessible. Guided tours are available by appointment, and may be limited in the summer. 

Ticket Availability: Family Passes (any size group) - Limited amount available.

CARE Conservatory of Ballet

Performances at East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center

2211 Lake Drive SE 49506

EGR Performing Arts Center

Creative Arts Repetroire Ensemble (CARE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting dance in West Michigan. CARE encourages young artists by providing performance opportunities, technical staging skills, and a positive dance experience while concentrating on the dancer as a whole person.

Contact: 616.464.3682

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Ticket Availability: Available for specific events. See special events calendar

Circle Theater

1607 Robinson Rd SE 49506

AQ College Performing Arts Circle Theatre

The mission of the Community Circle Theatre is to enrich, entertain, and educate our community through exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting. They present innovative theatre experiences which are recognized artistically and popularly. Welcoming audiences from the diverse area of our community, they provide entertainment in unique settings that foster an appreciation for the arts. 

Contact: 616.456.6656

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Ticket Availability: Available for specific events. See special events calendar

Civic Theatre

30 N Division Ave

Civic Theatre

One of the oldest and largest community theaters in the nation, providing high-quality performances and comprehensive education since 1925.

Contact: 616.222.6690

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Ticket Availability: Limited amount available for specific dress rehearsals. See special events calendar

Forest Hills Fine Arts Center 

600 Forest Hill Ave SE


Forest Hills Fine Arts Center

Part of Forest Hills Public Schools, the Fine Arts Center offers a number of fun entertainment options from free school concerts, to high school musicals, to professional touring groups. 

Contact: 616.493.8965,

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible, maximum number of 8 people per visit. 

Ticket Availability: Limited amount available, minimum age requirements may apply depending on the show. 

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 East Beltline Ave NE 49525

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Experience masterpieces of art and nature that will delight your senses at one of the nation's premier horticultural display gardens and sculpture parks in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Contact: 616.957.1580

Hours: Sun: 11am-5pm, Mon: 9am-5pm, Tue: 9am-9pm, Wed-Sat: 9am-5pm​, Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Accessibility: The building, gardens, sculpture park, and trams are wheelchair accessible. A number of wheelchairs are available at no charge. Sign language interpretation services offered for some lectures and events. Induction loop system on the Tram and in many event spaces. Guided Tours are available for groups of 10 more more. Tours must be scheduled in advance and have additional cost.

Ticket Availability: Always available, children 2 and younger are free. 

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

303 Pearl St NW 49504

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Located in Gerald R. Ford’s hometown and former congressional district, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum provides extensive exhibits on President Ford’s long life and career, outstanding feature exhibits with special programs and events, and a Presidential Museum Store filled with distinctive gifts.

Contact: 616.254.0400 

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am-5pm​, Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. Guided Tours are available pre-scheduled for groups 2 weeks in advance.

Ticket Availability: Limited amount available, children 5 and younger are free.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center NW 49503

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Art Museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED Gold certified status.

Contact: 616.831.1000

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 12pm-8pm, ​Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Accessibility: All public entrances to the building are wheelchair accessible with power assist doors. Motorized scooters, wheelchairs, and walkers are available free of charge on a first-come, first-serve basis at Guest Services. Guided tours are available with an additional fee. 

Ticket Availability: Always available, children 5 and younger are free.

NEW! Grand Rapids Ballet

341 Ellsworth 49503

Grand Rapids Ballet

Celebrating our 48th year as Michigan’s only professional ballet company, we are committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance under the current leadership of James Sofranko as artistic director, Glenn Del Vecchio as executive director, and Attila Mosolygo as director of Grand Rapids Ballet School and its Junior Company. A proud recipient of the ArtServe Michigan Governor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Cultural Organization, Grand Rapids Ballet has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.

Contact: 616.454.4771

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Ticket Availability: Available for specific events.  See special events calendar

Grand Rapids Public Museum

72 Pearl St NW 49504

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is a place of never-ending inspiration and discovery, with a focus on science, history, and culture. 

Contact: 616.929.1700

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm, ​Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm

Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. Guided Tours are available for purchase. 

Ticket Availability: Limited amount available, children 2 and younger, and seniors 62 and up are free. 

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE 49503

Grand Rapids Children's Museum

Hands-on learning space for kids ages 2-10 features a real beehive & workshops like robot building.

Contact: 616.235.4726

Hours: Tues-Wed: 9:30am-5pm, Thurs: 9:30am-8pm, Fri-Sat: 9:30am-5pm, Mon: Closed

Accessibility: The building is wheelchair accessible. 

Ticket Availability: Service Pals passes (good for up to 6) - Limited amount
available. Children 1 and under are free.

Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus

East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center

2211 Lake Dr SE

EGR Performing Arts Center

The Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (GRWC) is dedicated to singing music that celebrates and honors the diversity of women's lives. Drawing on music from many cultures, the Chorus strives to educate and inspire its community to promote justice, peace, and equality.

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible and has an FM system.

Ticket Availability: Available for specific events. See special events calendar

John Ball Zoo

1300 Fulton St W 49504

John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo is a nonprofit corporation and AZA accredited zoo committed to the advancement of public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation.​


Contact: 616.336.4300

Hours: Varies; Mar-Apr 10 am-4pm; May 9am-4pm; Jun-Aug 9am-6pm; Sept-Oct 10am-4p

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Ticket Availability: Limited amount available. Tickets expire November 3, 2019.

Schubert Male Chorus of GR

Performances at East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center

1607 Robinson Rd SE 49506

Schubert Male Chorus of GR

Schubert Male Chorus of Grand Rapids has been in existence since 1883 and is considered to be the longest, continually performing male chorus in the U.S. 

Contact: 616.456.6656

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Ticket Availability: Available for specific events. See special events calendar

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