Community Access Tickets

Theater J’s Community Access ticket program allows DC, Maryland, and Virginia EBT cardholders to purchase tickets to any performance for $5 per person!

How It Works

  • Bring a valid DC Capital Access card, Maryland Independence Card, or Virginia EBT card with a photo ID to the ticket office to purchase tickets.
  • Reservations can be made in advance by calling the ticket office at 202-777-3210 or emailing a photo of the EBT card and photo ID to with subject line “Community Access Tickets” to have your account setup to purchase Community Access Tickets online.
  • EBT funds cannot be used as payment.
  • Tickets are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid only on Theater J-produced productions. 
  • A maximum of 4 tickets can be purchased per card per performance.


EBT cards are issues to individuals who qualify for state-administered benefits programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and assistance for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

If you can share documents showing that you receive benefits through one of these programs, you are eligible to purchase Community Access tickets.

If your card is in a child/parent/spouse’s name, you may use a government record listing you as in the same household instead of a photo ID to purchase Community Access tickets.

Yes, if you hold an EBT card from another state or territory, you are eligible for this program.

Contact Jasmine Jones, Theater J’s Director of Patron Experience at, or (202) 777-3268.