What is Chicago Arts Access?

Chicago Arts Access (CAᵃ) is a one of kind arts accessibility platform that builds and connects audiences to art in Chicago. Our vision is a city where everyone feels invited to the arts. We do this by bridging arts organizations, art lovers, and community with its innovative website freetix.org.


How does it work?

  1. Check out freetix.org/get to see available shows all over the Chicago area.

  2. Reserve a ticket with your email address and we'll send you a confirmation and venue information- it's that easy.

  3. Show up to the venue early to exchange your reservation for a ticket. Be sure to get there early as most venues won’t seat you if the show has already started.

  4. Please arrive early to exchange reservations for tickets. If you need to cancel, please email us at info@freetix.org or text us at (312) 725-6526.

  5. Enjoy the show! Share your experience on social media and tell neighbors and friends.

  6. Become a Sustainer for $5/mo, helping more people see free art.

  7. Keep checking freetix.org for new shows and new companies to check out!

Chicago Arts Access is for everyone.

i love art.

What's better than seeing the best art in Chicago for free?  Chicago Arts Access curates programming series throughout the year; introducing new and exciting live performances. Tickets are provided by our partners and Sustainers making it easy to go to a show. Pick, reserve and go. 

i support the arts.

With freetix.org your donation now goes farther.  An affordable monthly donation supports multiple organizations, programming, and audiences all at the same time. A new way of supporting community through art!

i make art.

freetix.org opens your work to enthusiastic, new and diverse audiences.  People become familiar with your organization and mission and return as paying ticket buyers, donors, and advocates. Interested in partnering with CAᵃ? Click here. 


Support Chicago Art

Chicago Arts Access is funded by Sustainers whose monthly tax-deductible membership sponsors free seats and accessibility services, such as captioning and audio descriptions, for the public.  CAᵃ aims to give arts patrons an innovative and affordable way to support local artists and experience a greater variety of work throughout the city while maximizing audience engagement and accessibility programming for a variety of arts organizations simultaneously. 

Why should You BECOME a SUSTAINER?

Sustainers believe that freetix.org is an evolution of art, community, and audience in Chicago. Together with our partners we build community through increasing engagement with art programming.  Your tax-deductible membership makes art free and it can't happen without you. Plus, Sustainers receive advance notice of available programming and other events.

I WANT TO be a sustainer & make chicago art fREE

Give the gift of free seats and accessibility services by becoming a Sustainer now.

reservations and ticketing 

Select a show you would like to attend. Make a reservation for free.  You'll receive a receipt via e-mail within minutes to confirm your reservation.

Please arrive early to exchange reservations for tickets. If you need to cancel, please email us at info@freetix.org or text us at (312) 725-6526. 

READY TO donate?

Chicago Arts Access is made possible by you!
Join us today by becoming a Sustainer or with a one time donation. It feels good and only takes moments.