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Arts & Culture

Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass

Making arts and culture accessible to low-income Calgarians.

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The Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass is open to individuals and families who have a City of Calgary Recreation Fee Assistance card and a valid Calgary Public Library card. In order to qualify to receive free tickets and admission passes, both cards must be presented in person at one of 18 Library locations.

Passes and tickets are available on the first Saturday of the month. Tickets vary by location and are not available at Sage Hill, Seton, and Rocky Ridge libraries.

Check back frequently to learn about last minute and new ticket offerings. Last-minute tickets are typically made available at Central Library.

How Does it Work?

Tickets and passes are available when the Library opens, on the first Saturday of each month. Tickets are available at any time the Library is open, while quantities last.

Present your Fee Assistance and Library cards at a participating Library location and you will receive two tickets to an event, allowing you to bring a friend or family member. Due to the popularity of this program and limited ticket quantities, you can only receive two tickets per day. Tickets or passes cannot be signed out on behalf of friends or neighbours.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be held for pickup or be transferred to a different Library location.

For families, you can receive the number of tickets that will allow each household member access to one event per day. Only one adult in the household needs to pick up the tickets, but Fee Assistance and Library cards for each household member must be presented. Families are not permitted multiple tickets per person in the household.

If you pick up tickets and then later realize you can’t use them, please return them to the Library to give someone else a chance to enjoy the event. Make sure to review your tickets for specific details, restrictions, and expiry dates. 

Help us make the arts accessible to all Calgarians.

Calgary Public Library is a world leader in making the city’s arts and culture experiences directly available to people who otherwise could not enjoy them.

This program relies on community partners who provide tickets and passes to events and venues.

If your organization wants to support the Sun Life Financial Arts + Culture Pass, please email or phone 403.260.2778.

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