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Cultural Institutions Offering Free Access or Discounts to People with Disability

Outline: List of free and discounted entry to the arts, museums, cinemas, and other cultural institutions for persons with disabilities.

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Disabled World recently received an email from Adrian Edwards-Smith. Adrian recently began an Advocacy for free and discounted entry to the Arts in NYC.

Upon reading Adrian's accomplishment we considered his work would benefit many people with disabilities and approached him in regards to publishing his work on Disabled World. Adrian agreed, and the following list highlights his personal successes since June 2018, when he first began an advocacy for free and/or discounted entry to the Arts in NYC - despite local politicians, who considered it a silly idea. Adrian ignored them, and went ahead with his mission on his own; unpaid, with no support, and personally negotiated everything listed below.

Adrian wrote: "Sure, I have a huge list, and my Advocacy has been successful - but it was a war, and still is - NOTHING was easy... and not one Politician or Elected Official stood next to my proposals for the Disabled. Not one... ...The reality. The truth. The sad facts. This is America, and NYC... The reality..."

However, Adrian succeeded in his on-going mission as the list below proves!

Note: Caregivers for the disabled always enter for free.

 

U.S. Cultural Institutions Offering Free Access or Discounts to People with Disability

US Museums

NYC Cultural Institutions

Photo of the interior of an art exhibition gallery showing people looking at paintings hanging on the walls under a domed shape roof.
Photo of the interior of an art exhibition gallery showing people looking at paintings hanging on the walls under a domed shape roof.

Cinemas

The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin. The work shows a male figure sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought - often used as an image to represent philosophy.
The Thinker is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin. The work shows a male figure sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought - often used as an image to represent philosophy.

16 so far:

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas - Began their National Discounted Policy late February, all their 50 plus Cinemas across the U.S. now offer discounts to the Disabled from West Coast to East Coast.

Broadway Theatre - Discounted pricing to match the Senior and Student rate.

Broadway / Off Broadway - The Theatre Development Fund now offers a discounted membership for those who are Disabled who can now receive vastly discounted Broadway/ Off Broadway tickets.

Jewish Museums Across the U.S.

Holocaust Museums Across the U.S.

 

Cultural Institutions in Other Countries Offering Free Access or Discounts to People with Disability

Canada

Canadian Museums in Agreement:

Israel

Museums in Israel in Agreement:

 

Reportly Declined a Discount or Free Admission for Persons with Disabilities

If you know of an addition we should add to the list - or a discrepancy - please contact us.

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