Every year, we here at TeenTix get SO MANY REQUESTS from arts-presenting organizations to join our multi-faceted roster. TeenTix staff vets them, and The New Guard decide whether they're relevant to teen arts-going wants/needs/desires.Read more →
By Caroline Rensel | April 18, 2017 | 2:40 pm
Do you know Tucker Cholvin?
Maybe you do – when he was 16, Tucker discovered the wonders of the TeenTix Pass. Tucker used TeenTix to see art all over Seattle – from the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to On the Boards, to the Seattle Art Museum. In his words “you name it - I went there using TeenTix.”
Tucker also hung around TeenTix HQ all the time. He was on the Teen Steering Committee (the precursor to The New Guard) AND he...Read more →
Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society!
Happy Spring! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s youth leadership board. During March, we saw many different plays, films, and art exhibits. Some of our personal favorites were the Moisture Festival, SIFF movies, and Dry Powder at Seattle Rep (which is still running!). What did you see in March?
This month, we have three main recommendations. Firstly, the amazing Terracotta...Read more →
By TeenTix Team | March 22, 2017 | 12:37 pm
We totally get it - transportation can be hard to navigate, especially at night. So much so that it can even prevent teens from getting to see the cool stuff our city has to offer. We also know that transportation to and from the art you want to see has to be parent AND teen approved.
SO, check this out: Uber has just launched a new Teen Account program where teens can have their own account that connects to an...Read more →
Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society!
Happy March, TeenTix members!
I’m Katherine, a member of The New Guard, TeenTix’s youth leadership board. We’re excited to bring you our recommendations for upcoming shows and TeenTix-eligible events! (Hopefully, this will become a monthly tradition.)Read more →
by Haley Witt, TeenTix Member & Seattle University Spectator Staff Writer
As the film opens, the voice of Samuel L. Jackson is rich and deep—almost booming. His capacity for intensity made him an arguably perfect choice to narrate this documentary. Typewriter clicks accompanied words on the screen, words from a letter written by James Baldwin to his literary agent. In the correspondence, he described the book he was writing, which would be titled “Remember This House”. After his death in 1987,...Read more →
Looking for something to do this Spring? Wanna get your hands on some art? Our partners have got some amazing opportunities for teens that we've compiled here for your viewing pleasure. Behold the wonder of art & community!
UPCOMING TEEN NIGHTS
March 17, 2017: Edmonds Center for the Arts Teen Night @ Niyaz featuring...Read more →
An opera for die-hard-opera-fanatics and opera-newbies alike!
After attending Seattle Opera’s: La Traviata, I can officially say that I have been to the Opera!
As a die-hard-theater-goer, I figured it was high time I had my first operatic experience, but I was unsure of where or what to attend as a newcomer. Luckily, I had the perfect friend to phone! I immediately rang my wonderful sister- a trained singer, an opera fanatic and a Senior in the Audio Engineering Program at Evergreen...
Thanks for all you do to support TeenTix. Together we can make Seattle's art scene accessable to ALL teens and empower our youth to become engaged citizens, arts advocates, and civic leaders in our community.
P.S. - It's not too late to help us provide over 15,000 teens with TeenTix passes this year!Read more →
PNB is gracing TeenTix members with TWO CHANCES (!!) to see The Nutcracker with your TeenTix pass, BOTH on Wednesday, December 28th, 2017!
As all you old school TeenTix-ers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the only PNB show all year that is NOT TeenTix eligible. However, because they <3 us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one Nutcracker performance each year. It is an amazing, annual tradition that draws teens from far and wide. You won't want to miss it.
This year, PNB is holding TeenTix...Read more →
Stage Fright is Hugo House's monthly Teen-Open-Mic-Night, and if you're a young writer looking for a place to explore and express your art Stage Fright is the event for you!
Stage Fright is a monthly Open-Mic-Night for, about, and lead by TEENS at Hugo House!
It is the place to be if you feel like being surrounded by inspirational writing AND writers. It takes place one Wednesday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret and includes snacks, snaps, and snazzy MCs from the Young Writers Cohort. The environment is incredibly warm, welcoming, and had a palpable WOW-Factor as the writers got rolling,...Read more →
Each year, TeenTix provides over 15,000 teens with free passes that allow them $5 access to 64 different arts organizations in Seattle and Puget Sound.
Because of TeenTix, Seattle is the only city in the nation that lets teens take charge of their relationships to the arts like this. We have big plans to change that in the coming years. Our model can be the reality everywhere.
But...Read more →
On Sunday, October 9th, arts leaders and teenage arts enthusiasts gathered at Benaroya Hall to celebrate the 9th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by local performer/composer Celene Ramadan and members of the Young Americans’ Theatre Company, with performances by ParisAlexa and Seattle JazzED.
The Teeny Awards, presented annually by The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, celebrate the best in local arts and culture...Read more →
By Holly Arsenault | September 21, 2016 | 4:58 pm
Today we are so thrilled to share that Monique Courcy will join us in October as our new Executive Director!
Monique grew up in the Yakima valley before earning a BFA in Dance from the University of Washington and an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. She has spent the last six years working at TeenTix partner organization On the Boards, where she manages Digital Media and OntheBoards.tv, a pioneering project...Read more →
Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that?
Nominate them for the Youth...
TeenTix New Guardian April K. on meeting Maestro Ludovic Morlot: "I literally saw my soul depart my body"
Throughout my years in both middle and high school, I have tried to discover my various passions, my favorite subjects, all in search for a dream I wanted to pursue (that will earn me the most money).
During this time of constant change, I have kept one thing exactly the same: music.
I took regular lessons and participated in my local youth symphony, and as my love for the music grew, my participation gradually increased...Read more →
Even in the category of those with a proclivity towards the arts, every young person that decides to sign up for TeenTix has a different experience.
Of course, I’m biased. I’m a TeenTix devotee.
I moved to Seattle when I was 14 and, on recommendation from a family friend, joined TeenTix. I applied for The New Guard, TeenTix’s board of teenagers that keeps the organization accountable to the community it is supposed to be...Read more →
Sunday, October 9th @ Benaroya Hall. Be there.
You are invited to the
2016 Teeny Awards
A party for the future
Sunday, October 9th
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Can't attend but would like to make a donation in support of TeenTix? Thank you! Click here to be taken to our donation page. (Be sure to click 'designate my donation to a specific fund' and choose TeenTix.)
The annual Teeny Awards celebrate the best in our region's...Read more →
A special message from TeenTix Executive Director Holly Arsenault
By Holly Arsenault | June 15, 2016 | 3:50 pm
Hello TeenTix family!
I have some news to share. Earlier this afternoon, the board of TeenTix announced that I have decided to step down as Executive Director of TeenTix and given them my notice. October 28th will be my last day here.
I love TeenTix. Doing the work of elevating teens' voices in the arts community for the last decade has been more rewarding than I could have imagined. If you have the opportunity in your...Read more →
For all your creative/civic/professional passions: there's YouthCAN!
By TeenTix Team | June 13, 2016 | 12:44 pm
YouthCAN Summer 2016 Intensive: Artists, Get Noticed!
Learn how to build art and business skills to turn your creative talents into a career! Join YouthCAN to meet professional artists and learn how to your art career started: from creating a portfolio, talking to galleries, and even selling and showing your work. You will also get to create new artwork to showcase at The Wing, take field trips around Seattle, and...Read more →