The Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation presenting Van Wert Live ticketed events at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center and The Grandstand, is collaborating with the United Way of Van Wert County. This collaboration will provide free ticket access to individuals and groups served by the agencies of the United Way of Van Wert County. Anyone can contribute to the fund which will be evenly distributed among the agencies who have opted to take part. The agencies can then make an impact on the lives of the individuals that they serve by providing tickets for their enjoyment.
To make a personal tax-deductible contribution towards the United Live Collaboration, CLICK HERE or contact the Van Wert Live Box Office at 419-238-6722.
Here are some examples of how United Way agencies have benefitted from the use of Niswonger Performing Arts Center tickets.
LOVE Inc. has used Niswonger tickets to reward those who have completed a program. They also use tickets to reward Volunteers for service to their mission.
“Love INC rewards our volunteer ministry leaders and Transformational class graduates with NPAC tickets and will benefit from this collaboration between Van Wert Live and the United Way. We are tremendously grateful for these two agencies that do so much for the Van Wert community.” – Erica Petrie, Executive Director
The YWCA has provided tickets that were contributed from a donor as gifts to those benefiting from their housing services.
“The YWCA loves to give kids the opportunity to see a show and an experience they may not have had otherwise. To see their faces light up and know they enjoyed themselves makes it all worth it.” – Kim Laudick, Executive Director"
The United Way of Van Wert County's mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and organizations within the county to advance the common good. The VWAPAF Vision is to make Van Wert an entertainment destination. This collaboration builds community by leveraging and channeling resources to those in need. By supporting the United Live campaign, more individuals in Van Wert County will be able to access and be impacted by the life-giving power of the performing arts.
Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.
All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.
Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or email@example.com.
Electronic Devices & Camera Policy
Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.
There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.