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Our Vision: A creative and compassionate society, inspired through the arts.

We believe extraordinary arts experiences should be accessible to everyone. That’s why, together with TD Bank Group, we are proud to offer the TD Arts Access Pass. Through partnerships and initiatives with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and the Calgary Public Library, we provide 1000+ tickets per year to new Canadians and others who normally wouldn’t have access to the performances we have on offer. The arts can unite and strengthen communities, improve an individual’s sense of belonging, build connections, and foster cultural understanding.

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship's Cultural Access Pass Program 

Cultural Access Pass  Laissez-Passer Culturel 

Arts Commons is pleased to participate in The Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s Cultural Access Pass Program (CAP). CAP is a gift to Canada’s newest citizens, offering a year of free access to more than 1,000 Canadian attractions, from museums, performances and historic sites to national and provincial parks.

The Cultural Access Pass is a welcome gift for Canada's newest citizens. 

Are you eligible for a Cultural Access Pass? 
1. Are you a Canadian Citizen? 

2. Did you receive your citizenship within the last 365 days? 
3. Are you 18 years of age or older? 

If you answered "YES" to all three questions, congratulations, you are eligible for a Cultural Access Pass! 
Click here to fill out the online registration form and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship will provide you with your pass.

How to redeem for tickets:

Contact the Arts Commons Box Office

  • During the redemption period in advance of the show, visit our Arts Commons Box Office at 225 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB in person. You must show your CAP card and photo identification to Ticketing Services staff
  • Book by phone at 403.294.9494.  You must provide CAP membership identification number over the phone to reserve tickets, then show membership card and photo identification to the Ticketing Services staff when picking up tickets in person at the venue night of show
  • On night of show, the Jack Singer Box Office opens a half hour early at 6:00 pm in order to accommodate CAP pass participants. Participants are encouraged to pick up pre-booked tickets with their ID and membership card between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
  • Tickets are not available online
  • Program and artists subject to change or cancellation
  • Free tickets are limited and subject to availability. First come first served
  • Maximum of two tickets per CAP cardholder. Additional guests are welcome but they must purchase their own ticket(s)

For the 2017-18 Season, Arts Commons will be offering access to the following concerts and performances:


Ramsey Lewis - A Night of Chicago Jazz November 17, 2017
Stacey Kent February 22, 2018


The Sachal Ensemble November 7, 2017
Lila Downs March 8, 2018
CHE MALAMBO April 10, 2018


The Beatles - Abbey Road January 24,2018
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours March 22,2018


For more information, visit the Cultural Access Pass website.