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 programming connects the next generation of theatergoers to professional theater experiences, in- and out-of-school arts learning, and performance opportunities. Join us in making a gift toward youth programming, and your contribution will support arts education, foster creative development, and enhance arts access for nearly 17,000 students across our region this season.
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 the August Wilson Monologue Competition, Seattle Rep introduces high-school students to the work of August Wilson, the celebrated playwright (and late Seattleite) whose “Century Cycle” of 10 plays depicts the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century. 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.