FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Where are you located?
The Five & Dime is located at 112 E Adams Street in the heart of downtown Jacksonville, For years, we have been a nomadic theatre company. We hope to continue to perform different projects in different, frequently non-traditional venues – with a focus on the community of the Urban Core (Downtown, LaVilla, Springfield, Riverside, Avondale) of Jacksonville. Part of our mission is to show our community that art can and does thrive everywhere.
Why is your name The 5 & Dime?
Most downtown areas have at some point in their history been host to a “5 & Dime” – that general store everyone delighted in popping into whenever they could to poke around and see what great bargain trinkets they could find. Those fond memories and that sense of community and nostalgia inspired our name. The correct name is “The 5 & Dime.” Our tagline is “a theatre company.”
The 5 & Dime’s motto is “Making Change in Jacksonville.”
What do you mean by that? The arts in Jacksonville are flourishing. In every nook of the city, there are passionate artists of all genres working to help make Jacksonville the exciting, cultured, and eventful place that its residents want and deserve. We seek to change the misconception that there is, “nothing to do here.” And, we seek to shake up the paradigm of how audiences expect that to be done.
Are you a non-profit?
We are! Your contributions of funds and of in-kind services are tax deductible!
How can I purchase tickets?
You may purchase tickets in advance online, or at the door.
DISCOUNTED TICKETS: As our thanks to those who make early reservations, these tickets are available through advance purchase on our website. We use an electronic reservation system called Eventbrite that allows you to use your credit/debit card. We are currently only offering advance ticket purchase through this system. There are no additional or hidden fees to you for purchasing using this system. The cut off for receiving the discount is 24 hours in advance of the event’s opening.
REGULAR TICKETS: Tickets are available online or at the door. We accept cash, checks, or major credit/debit cards. Online sales close 2 hours prior to the event.
LOTTERY TICKETS: In the future, we may offer these. Check back for info at a later date.
Do you sell season subscriptions?
The 5 & Dime is not offering season subscriptions at this time.
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How can I get involved or make a financial contribution?
CONTACT US We are grateful for any assistance. Let us know how you would like to get involved and we will get back to you. The more, the merrier!
Do you accept donations of furniture, clothing, props, etc.?
Sometimes. We don’t have a lot of storage space, but we frequently need help accumulating items for productions. The Jacksonville theatre community is very supportive and does share with other area theatres. If we don’t have the ability to store your particular donation, we suggest that you offer to one of the other theatres in town.
Do you hold open auditions?
Sometimes. At this point, it is The 5 & Dime’s policy to allow the director of each production creative freedom to decide what particular casting process they prefer, and whether or not they would like to hold open auditions.
How can I find out about upcoming auditions?
Due to our current structure of focusing on one production at a time, there is not a lot of advanced notice once auditions are set. (Only about a week or two). The best way to ensure you hear about any upcoming auditions is to SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST and follow us on SOCIAL MEDIA.
How should I prepare for an audition?
Any specific information will be in individual audition notice breakdowns but, in general…
REQUEST SIDES: We will make audition scenes available prior to the audition. In most cases the material is copyrighted so can not be linked to on our website, but if you send a request, you will be emailed a download link.
HAVE A RESUMÉ & HEADSHOT: These do not need to be professionally done, and the photo can simply be a small one printed in one corner of the resume, but please bring these with you to the audition! It shows you’re serious about your work and it is a HUGE benefit for the director to be able to quickly match names to faces and experience during a busy audition.
Would you like to collaborate with my organization?
Maybe. The 5 & Dime is enthusiastic about developing new relationships with those who share in our mission of, “making change in Jacksonville.” If you have an idea on how we might work together, please CONTACT US
Would you like to perform a show in my space?
Maybe. The 5 & Dime is always on the lookout for new and interesting spaces in the Urban Core that we can transform for our productions. It does not have to be a theatre facility for art to be created there. So if you are interested, please CONTACT US
I have an idea for a show I think is perfect for The 5 & Dime. What now?
Let us know! CONTACT US with a description and any additional info you have on the show/ project.
How do I submit my original work for consideration?
The 5 & Dime is passionate about helping artists develop new works. We hope to be able to do more of this in the future. Check back for details on this soon.
Is The 5 & Dime available for private parties/projects?
Sometimes. If you are looking for entertainment for your special event, we may be able to work together. CONTACT US with your inquiry.