It’s the SLAM of the century!

​A poetry slam for the ages! Will you be there this Friday?


This Friday, February 16th: our Community Partner, Arts Corps, presents the Youth Speaks Seattle WILD CARD Slam, part of the 2017-18 Youth Speaks Seattle Poetry Slam Series. Whether you're there to slam it down yourself or watch others at work, this is a fantastic way to spend your Friday night!

Since 2003, Youth Speaks Seattle has held an annual poetry slam series to build community, showcase the next generation of Seattle's poetic changemakers and to decide the top 5 poets to rep Seattle at Brave New Voices (BNV), the International Youth Poetry Slam Festival. This year, the winners will travel to Chicago for BNV 2018. Stay tuned for the GRAND SLAM on April 21st @ The Neptune Theatre!

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New Guard Visits: Wing Luke Museum

Get all the deets on The New Guard's trip to the Wing Luke Museum!


One of our favorite things about The New Guard is that teens get opportunities throughout the year to take trips to TeenTix’s Partner Organizations! A few months ago, The New Guard used their time to take a formal outing to the Wing Luke Museum. Not only did they get to enjoy a personal tour of the museum and learn about its history in in Seattle’s lively International District, but New Guardians also had a couple hours to spend with the art, and followed up the whole experience with dim sum at a local restaurant! And, since they were closeby, the group took a jaunt to Seattle Art Museum’s Teen Night Out—overall, a fantastic night of fun, friends, and food.

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12 Days & 12 Reasons to Give

​There are 12 days left to make a gift to our Annual Campaign!

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).

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CONSTANT SPACE at Local Sightings Film Festival

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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 before launching into the one hour and 13-minute long feature film, “Constant Space”.

“Constant Space” is a claymation space adventure filmed with a vintage Super 8 camera. The filmmaker Emmett Fifield, Snohomish native, wrote the script at the age of 16 and began filming at 18.

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Fall/Winter Opportunities 2017

​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.

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Welcome, Tacoma Partners!

You've been asking, we've been working.

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

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Nominate A Teen for the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award!

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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 Arts Advocate of the Year Award! Given by TeenTix's New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society, the Youth Arts Advocate of the Year Award celebrates a teen who makes big contributions to our region's arts and cultural community through passion, advocacy, and leadership. Finalists will be announced Monday, September 17, and the award will be presented during the 2017 Teeny Awards, Sunday, September 24th at The Vera Project.

Nominees must be 13- to 19-years-old and live in Washington State. Nominators must be TeenTix members (anyone 13 - 19 years old can sign up for TeenTix FOR FREE by clicking here). You will find the nomination form in the Teeny Awards Survey, which ALL TeenTix members are invited to take. By taking the survey, you'll be entered to win tickets to the Observation Deck of the Space Needle!

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ReachNow + TeenTix = New Transportation Options 4 U!

Transportation is just a tough nut to crack.

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 want to help.

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#2017TeenyAwards: What To See & What To Do

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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.

Why's that?

So glad you asked!

HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!

WHAT TO DO @ THE 2017 Teeny Awards

That's right, we're filling the walls of The Vera Project with amazing (teen approved) art for you to enjoy. And you can get your snack on at the Snack Bar (sponsored by Pacific Northwest Ballet, thanks, PNB!). We've also got delicious cupcakes for you to nom. And last but not least RACHEL's GINGER BEER for when you get thirsty. YUM.

Now that you're feeling nice and full, what should you do next? How about getting your very own TeenTix temp tat? Or winning cool swag at the Seattle Symphony Swag Toss (hit the target, win the swag!)! You should also be sure to vote for your favorite arts organization! And take advantage of a REAL LIFE RED CARPET!! Get your photo taken on the red carpet or do it yourself at the Selfie Booth (sponsored by the Seattle Rep!). Feeling crafty? Make your very own buttons to take home or adorn your person!

All this awesomeness starts at 2:30. And we haven't even told you about the Award Show yet!!

Come early, bring your friends, party.

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2017 Teeny Awards: What It Is & What To Wear

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When the summer heat dies down and the yellow buses start running again, you know it’s Teeny Awards time!


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 Treat Yo’ Self (or our favorite thing to see during finals week) Award” or “Best Front-of-House Experience.” We’ll send you everything you need to know about voting soon.

In the meantime, get excited!!!

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What to See: July 2017

​Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.

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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 recommendation is the Yayoi Kusamsa: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum. Kusama is one of the most prolific artists of our time and this exhibit “contextualizes the notion of infinite expansion.” Besides the Instagram-famous mirror rooms, the exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, multi-media installations, and “rare archival materials.” Unfortunately, tickets for this exhibit are very hard to get but they are available on a first come-first serve basis starting at 10am. We highly recommend you have a backup plan in case you can’t get tickets. To learn more, check out the SAM website and follow their social media accounts.

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Reflections on the Rep’s “perhaps overambitious” production of HERE LIES LOVE

An unsolicited review by TeenTix member Elizabeth V.F.

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 real, messy, human.” The entire duration of the play one both sympathizes and is disappointed with Imelda as she embarks on a life that seems to continually draw her further and further away from reality. HLL gives voice and accessibility to Filipino history while at the same time telling the story of a complex and struggling woman in power.

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What To See: June 2017

​Recommendations from The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.

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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 favorites were Murder for Two at ACT, Spring Awakening at the UW Undergraduate Theatre Society, and The Magic Flute at Seattle Opera. What did you see in May?

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2017 Summer Opportunities for Teens

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:


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What to See: May 2017

​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 was one of last month’s recommendations) and it was probably the weirdest thing I’ve seen (but also one of the coolest)!

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What to See: April 2017

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 Warriors of the First Emperor exhibit opening at the Pacific Science Center is going to be the hottest ticket in town. It’s “an immersive investigation of the science behind priceless artifacts including real figures from the terracotta army” and it sounds SO cool! PacSci recently became a FULL TeenTix partner so you can see the special exhibits (in addition to the IMAX educational films and Laser Dome shows) for only $5. Don’t miss this epic show!!

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Get to the art you love faster, easier, and safer.

What if the hassle of transportation was made easy?

​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.

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