Public library card holders in Georgia can now check out a pass for free tickets to the Alliance Theatre

May 10, 2022

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes,

ATLANTA…The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) announced today a new partnership with the Alliance Theatre to provide a pass for free tickets to certain Theatre performances.

The Georgia Public Libraries Community Ticket Pass is available at all public libraries statewide. When checked out just like a book, patrons visit the Alliance website and utilize the pass to receive up to four free tickets to performances on either the Coca-Cola or Hertz Stage.

The Alliance Theatre is thrilled to partner with Georgia Public Library Service on a program that provides all their public library patrons with free access to the theatre’s core productions for families and adults,” said Margarita Kompelmakher, director of community partnerships and engagement at the Alliance Theatre.

The Community Ticket Pass is an opportunity for Georgia residents and public library patrons to be introduced to, and experience, the art of theatrical performances they may not otherwise have been able to. It also provides the Alliance an opportunity to engage with its local community and reach the rest of Georgia in an entirely new way.

 “It is particularly important to us that this is a state-wide program, and that the opportunity now exists for a family to visit Atlanta for a day trip and know they can count on an amazing live performance at the Alliance Theatre as part of that experience,” said Kompelmakher.

The Community Pass is available at all 407 public libraries in Georgia, joining a family of passes available to patrons that provide free or reduced cost admissions to educational and recreational organizations statewide.

“Georgia’s public libraries are so excited to partner with the Alliance Theatre. We are incredibly grateful to them for allowing us such unique access to their rich selection of culturally and artistically immersive performances,” said Julie Walker, associate vice chancellor and state librarian.

The Community Ticket Pass is launched just in time for Georgia Public Library patrons to enjoy two new world-premiere musicals at the Alliance Theatre. Trading Places, which runs from May 25-June 26, is a world-premiere musical based on the beloved film. The Incredible Book Eating Boy, which runs from July 13-August 14, is a family-friendly musical inspired by Oliver Jefferies’ book by the same name.

Ask your librarian about the Georgia Libraries Community Pass or visit for more information.

About the Alliance Theatre

Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually.  Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement.  In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, state-of-the-art performance space, The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre.  Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 116 productions including nine that have transferred to Broadway.  The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student learning.  The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration, and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell, the artists, staff, and leadership we employ, and audiences we serve.

About the Georgia Public Library Service

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) empowers libraries to improve the lives of all Georgians by encouraging reading, literacy and education through the continuing support and improvement of our public libraries. GPLS is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.