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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Geva Theatre and the City of Rochester are partnering to provide 200 free show passes to people in certain zip codes to increase accessibility to the arts.

The tickets are available to residents in the zip codes 14621, 14605, 14608, 14611, 14619, 14606, 14613, 14615, and 14616. They’re on a first come, first serve basis.

To get tickets, you can call the Geva box office at 585-232-GEVA (4382) or visit the box office in person at 75 Woodbury Boulevard. Households may reserve up to six tickets per show. For groups larger than six, you can call Geva’s engagement department at (585) 420-2010.

The ROC Geva Pass program begins with the show “Dial M for Murder” which opens on Jan. 16. The city and Geva announced the partnership during a news conference on Thursday morning.

“The arts are essential to our personal and collective growth and our cultural vitality,” said Mayor Malik Evans. “They are the heartbeat of our city and that’s why we must make them more accessible to all residents no matter their means. That’s where the ROC Geva Pass comes from financial limitations should never be a boundary to experience art whether it be performance, literary or visual art.”

Geva Theatre in Rochester (File Photo)