Support from our generous donor family makes it possible for Seattle Rep to offer youth programming at low or no cost to students.

Seattle Rep’s Youth Engagement program connects the next generation of theatergoers to professional theater experiences, in- and out-of-school arts learning, and performance opportunities. This season we plan to welcome back and serve over 4,500 students and young people through our programs (both online and in-person), which encourage the youth in our community to explore and develop their own artistic voices.

The generosity of donors like you makes it possible to offer our Youth Engagement programs at low or no cost. You can play a part in creating a region rich in arts opportunities for students.

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Through Student Matinees and Workshops, Seattle Rep welcomes middle- and high-school students to special weekday performances of our professional stage productions. Tickets are $10 or less, with sliding-scale pricing available to ensure all schools can participate. For each production, we produce a content-rich Play Guide that connects the show’s themes to lessons aligned with state education standards. We also engage students in free in-class workshops with professional teaching artists, who foster deeper conversations to help youth connect the art on stage to their own lives and learning.

Through True Colors' Next Narrative Monologue Competition™, Seattle Rep introduces high-school students newly created works from fifty of America's leading contemporary Black playwrights that engage students of all backgrounds in artful exploration of 21st century themes, while instilling confidence in all to find their voices. From in-class workshops to small-group coaching sessions and a multi-round regional competition, this free program is designed to develop students’ abilities in reading, writing, and critical thinking, engaging them in the arts while teaching 21st-century skills that can be applied in educational, career, and civic settings.

In addition to arts engagement programs, Seattle Rep also offers special youth access opportunities, including a student rate good for every performance of every production and $5 day-of tickets through Seattle Center’s TeenTix initiative.

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