“If Seattle culture has a future, TeenTix is at its heart.”
– Brendan Kiley, The Stranger, 2009 Genius Awards shortlist profile
THIS IS WHO WE ARE
TeenTix is a revolutionary arts access program for teenagers. We help arts organizations connect with young audiences and we empower teenagers to engage with the arts on their own terms.
THIS IS OUR HISTORY
TeenTix was founded in 2004 by Seattle Center and in partnership with ten of the resident arts organizations on the Seattle Center campus. Its goal was – and is – to nurture the next generation of Seattle art audiences. In 2006, TeenTix began adding partners outside of Seattle Center. Currently, 53 arts organizations throughout the Puget Sound region participate in the TeenTix program, including Seattle Symphony, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle International Film Festival, EMP Museum, 5th Avenue Theatre, and ACT Theatre. To date, TeenTix has facilitated the sale of over 40,000 arts tickets to teens.
THIS IS WHAT WE DO
Any teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free Teen Tix pass. The pass entitles them to purchase $5.00 day-of-show tickets at any of our partner organizations.
TeenTix also provides various arts engagement opportunities to teens, from arts leadership training in The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society, to arts criticism through the TeenTix Press Corps. Over 80 teen contributors make the TeenTix blog Seattle’s best source of youth-centric arts coverage.