TeenTix Blog - 2017
There are 12 days left to make a gift to our Annual Campaign!
By TeenTix | December 20, 2017 | 10:55 am
Did you know that TeenTix gets most of its donations from teens & their parents? It’s true! YOU make TeenTix happen!
We need to raise just $360 a day for the next 12 days to meet our goal of $10,000 (that’ll allow us to send out 13,000 FREE TeenTix passes in 2018).
Here are 12 reasons to give to TeenTix:
- TeenTix passes are FREE!
- $5 tickets to the arts that can cost adults $25, $50, or even $250! ...
We are super excited to announce that our well-loved arts criticism program, the TeenTix Press Corps IS COMING BACK!
By Monique Courcy | November 27, 2017 | 6:02 pm
UPDATE: Applications will be accepted for The Press Corps Manager through Dec 31, 2017.
The Press Corps promotes critical thinking, communication, and information literacy through criticism and journalism practice for teens. Since 2006, some of the city’s most talented professional arts critics from The Seattle Times, The Stranger, Seattle Globalist, Seattle Dances and more, have taught over 550 teens through workshops and...Read more →
On Sunday, September 24th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner, Vera Project to celebrate the 10th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by TeenTix arts crush, Justin Huertas and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.
The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrate the best in local arts and culture according to...Read more →
In the first seconds of the film, a dark screen appears and fuzzy neon green text slowly types the message: It is the distant future. Mankind has conquered many galaxies, but the universe is vast. The mega-corporation Apocalypse Inc. has dispatched exploration vessels to discover new resources and possibly new life. The following is a journey of Syrinx-87.” This opening statement is frozen on the screen for a full 75 seconds...Read more →
Keep active this season! Find something arty, crafted for your interests.
Our partners and community do so much more than provide art(erriffic) experiences--many of them also hold programming year-round that supports your participation! Check out what's on the docket for Fall/Winter 2017.
Henry Art Gallery
Teen Art Collective
Deadline to Apply: September 25
The creatives, the makers, and the movers of tomorrow are already here. What role do you want to play in the arts? Join the Henry...
By TeenTix | September 6, 2017 | 12:48 pm
Drumroll, please, for the newest additions to our partner list, the the culmination of our work to expand the TeenTix program, and the most fantastic first six organizations from afar...
You can now use your TeenTix pass at the following TACOMA(!!!) partners:
- Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
- Museum of Glass
- Symphony Tacoma
- Washington State History Museum
- Tacoma Art Museum
- The Grand Cinema
...Read more →
The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2017 TEENY AWARDS!
Don't forget - the below are just nominees! TeenTix members - remember to #VOTE for your favorites! VOTE NOW VOTE NOW VOTE NOW! Voting ends September 8, 2017 @ midnight.
TEENY AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations
1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time...
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...
This past Sunday, I saw the classic Puccini opera Madame Butterfly at the Seattle Opera for the first time.
The set was a series of Japanese doors, revolving around center stage. This device was simple and effective in pulling the viewer into the scene. It was lit with many colorful lights, primarily pink, white and red, which changed to create dramatic effects for the storyline.
The orchestra, with conductor Carlo...Read more →
By TeenTix | August 8, 2017 | 8:32 am
We know transportation is a BIG part of the equation when you're planning your arts-going with your TeenTix Pass, which is why we're ALWAYS looking for new ways you can see art safely and for not a lot of dough. We also know that not everyone's transportation options are the same - so we like to work with people who can help teens get around Seattle in all sorts of different ways.
We are STOKED that our friends at ReachNow...
You know all about what to wear to the 2017 Teeny Awards - AND we hope you've got your Teeny Awards tickets (but if not, no worries, you can do that right here!), AND you've probably noticed that the doors open (@2:30 pm) a whole hour before the awards ceremony starts (@3:30 pm) on Sunday, September 24th.
So glad you asked!
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!
WHAT TO...Read more →
How many teens and young adults volunteer for TeenTix over the summer? SO MANY!!
By Monique Courcy | July 21, 2017 | 7:53 am
Wouldn't you know it? Summer is a BUSY time for TeenTix - mainly because school isn't in session, so it's the best time for YOU to get out and enjoy all the arts and sunshine that our city has to offer! Which makes total sense. This city is amazing.
So, summer is like overdrive at TeenTix HQ - we're working away, making sure our calendar entries are up-to-date with all the most important information to make it as easy as...Read more →
When the summer heat dies down and the yellow buses start running again, you know it’s Teeny Awards time!
WHAT IT IS
The Teeny Awards celebrate the things teens (aka Seattle’s trendsetting young taste-makers) love in our local arts & culture scene! The winners are selected by popular vote — in other words, YOU choose which shows, exhibits and organizations should receive coveted awards such as “Best Aesthetics,” “The...Read more →
Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.
Happy July! I’m Katherine and I’m back with more recommendations from The New Guard. In June, we took advantage of our summer freetime and went to a TON of TeenTix events. Some of our favorites included Sweeny Todd at ArtsWest, Lydia at Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Welcome to Braggsville at Book-It. We all went to the MoPOP Summer Kickoff Party and it was so cool! What did you do in June?
This month, our number one...Read more →
Going to see Here Lies Love is an experience. It is immersive and provocative and at times incredibly overwhelming. This rock musical was written by Fatboy Slim and David Byrne about Imelda Marcos, the wife of a Filipino Dictator in the years leading up to the People’s Power Revolution.
While the Rep’s 2016/17 season revolves around power dynamics, HLL would perhaps have been more fitting in the next season, titled “We are...Read more →
Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.
Happy June and Happy Summer!
I’m Katherine and I have more recommendations from TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society, The New Guard. In May, we saw a ton of art around Seattle! We kicked it with fellow youth arts group, the Henry Teen Art Collective, at the Seattle Art Museum and explored the permanent collection. We watched as many SIFF movies as we could fit into our schedule. We also saw lots of theater; some of our...Read more →
By Monique Courcy | May 21, 2017 | 2:27 pm
HELLO FRIENDS! During the eve of May 20th a spammer attacked the TeenTix website! Nothing seems permantely broken - no info has been stolen - and we are working RIGHT NOW to fix it. BUT we did see that 2,000 SPAM emails were sent out using the [email protected] address. That was not us- we are so sorry - and we hope to resolve everything soon!
Please note - while we are workign to fix this we have had to TEMPORARILY stop all...Read more →
Dale and Christine Bateman are GiveBIG SUPERSTARS and OMG are they passionate about TeenTix!
Christine introduced Dale to TeenTix after she got to know the TeenTix Press Corps, who were out and about practicing their skills and viewing art at the Balagan Theater where she was Marketing Director. The Press Corps and The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society are a big deal to Christine and Dale. They strongly believe in...Read more →
From sword fighting to sound design, this list has it all--peruse our partners' offerings for incredible classes, workshops, programs, and more!
Get your hands on some art this summer and keep yourself movin' and groovin' during the hottest months of the year! There's something for everyone on this list:
Summer at Spectrum @ Spectrum Dance Theatre
June - August 2017
Various ages, check listings
Take a summer intensive, study with Donald Byrd, or get your dance + drama on at SDT this summer! You'll gain a deeper understanding of technique and focus on...
Recommendation from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society
Hey TeenTix members! It’s Katherine and I’m bringing you more recommendations from The New Guard, TeenTix’s Arts Leadership Society.
During April, we saw a TON of different shows and went to many events. Our favorites were Here Lies Love (which is still playing!) at Seattle Rep, The Secret Garden at 5th Ave, and Ballet on Broadway at PNB. Personally, I saw The Fog Machine Play at *new partner* Copious Love Productions (which...Read more →