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Our little team is growing! ​Two new paid internships are waiting for you.

Over the last 15 years, TeenTix has devoted itself to radically empowering youth to take charge of their arts experiences, and every year we've grown our capacity to serve our constituents. There are big changes on the horizon for this lil' nonprofit, and YOU can be a part of our expansion! 

TeenTix is now accepting applications for two paid internships. Read more below to see if one of them is a good fit for you!

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Behind the Scenes of the New Guard Partner Meeting

​A look inside one of our favorite annual events!

Members of The New Guard and Arts Partners participate in a round-table discussion at the Cornish Playhouse.

Each year, The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society invites representatives from our Arts Partners to come scope out what its constituents are most interested in, what makes them attend events, and how to get more teens through their doors. This year's meeting took place on January 23, 2019.

In a large, round-table discussion that started off the meeting, we discussed topics like social media use, trigger warnings,...

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Announcing Beyond the Review: An Immersive Arts Journalism Intensive!

We are excited to launch applications for the very first "Beyond the Review" Press Corps Intensive. The Beyond the Review Intensive is a deep-dive workshop into the craft of arts journalism. In this week-long immersive course, ten teens will work with professional arts journalists to learn how to interview artists, and write previews and features of art events. Teens will receive one-on-one mentorship on their writing, and, at...

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Win FREE tickets to Sound Off! 2019

​Three lucky winners can see this infamous youth music competition for FREE!

Every year, MoPOP hosts Seattle's premier 21-and-under music showcase and competition called Sound Off! This local showcase supports the local music scene by giving artists of all backgrounds the opportunity to show off their original music on a large platform, connect with peers and industry professionals, and take the next step in their music careers.

This year, TeenTix Members can enter to win a pair of two tickets to one...

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2019 Winter/Spring Opportunities for Teens

Brighten up the cold Winter months or plan ahead for Spring with these opportunities just for teens! 

It's time for a fresh start, dontcha think? Try something new this year with these classes, workshops, and more from our partners. There are plenty of ways for teens to get involved in the arts this season!

DANCE

Experience Dance Program | CHOP SHOP
January 23, 27th, and February 1
All ages

Take one of two FREE dance classes this Winter, "Reading Dance" and "Introduction to Modern Dance"! These fun events serve as a...

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Announcing the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive!

The Press Corps Intensive is a deep-dive workshop into arts writing and arts criticism. In this multi-week course, ten teens will get to work with professional critics and arts journalists to receive mentorship on their writing. And the best part, this program is FREE!

Applications for the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive are now open! This Intensive runs March 10 - April 14, 2019. This FREE four-week program focuses...

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Volunteer for Black Santa Visits!

​Help bring families holiday cheer at Northwest African American Museum this weekend! 

Black Santa embraces two children at NAAM, from Instagram account @bettinahansen.

Ho, ho, ho! Suit up in your most festive wear and help spread the spirit of the season this weekend at Northwest African American Museum when you volunteer for Black Santa Visits! 

There are two ways to donate your time: 

  • Photo Elves assist with posing families for photos, collect media releases and contact info, offer support to the photographer, and help share information to guests for purchasing prints for photos.
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Seasons Greetings from the Teen Editorial Staff!

December is inherently a month of celebrations. Initially, one might think these “celebrations” are limited to those regarding holidays. But here at TeenTix, we think of celebrations as much more.

This month, we hope to celebrate the people in our lives, the things we have, and of course,  celebrate the impact of art on our lives.

From the classic family-feel-good Annie at the 5th Avenue Theatre, to the snapshots of life...

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TeenTix in Tacoma Day!

​Join us to celebrate our Tacoma Arts Partners on December 8th! 

TeenTix is celebrating our Tacoma Arts Partners this Saturday, December 8th!

There will be activities and events at the Tacoma Arts Musuem, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Arts Live, The Grand Cinema, and MORE. Plus, join our #selfiescavengerhunt challenge and you'll be entered to win free swag! Keep reading to learn more. 

FULL SCHEDULE

11 AM - 12 PM: Art-Making at Tacoma Art Museum

Stop by TAM and get your arts and...

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The TeenTix Newsroom is Expanding!

Apply to Become a Teen Reviewer TODAY!

Made for teens to connect with other like-minded youth and write about art, the TeenTix Newsroom is a place for teen arts lovers to practice their writing skills! The TeenTix Newsroom is led by the Teen Editorial Staff - 5 teens who curate the review portion of the TeenTix blog. Editorial Staff members decide which art events to cover each month, then assign teen writers to review them. 

How It Works:

Along with a teen...

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Members-Only Offer: 300 FREE Tickets to Jingle All The Way!

​You can take up to three other folks with you to this holiday spectacular!

In the mood for some holiday cheer? Our friends at Seattle Men's Chorus are offering THREE HUNDRED complimentary tickets to TeenTix Members for their concert, Jingle All The Way, on December 20th!

All you've gotta do is sign up below with the requested information to claim your FREE tickets to this event. Don't want to fill it out on our blog? Visit this link to directly fill out the form. 

PLEASE NOTE: Only TeenTix...

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Snag tickets to ‘In the Heights’ with this special pre-sale!

See this vibrant musical in December with your TeenTix Pass.

The cast and crew of In the Heights at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

This WILDLY popular, highly-anticipated musical is approaching, and our fantastic, generous friends at Seattle Repertory Theatre are offering a HECKUVA DEAL. 

 

 

On December 28th, TeenTix Members are invited to a special Teen Night at In the Heights! The Rep has set aside 250 seats just for y'all, and there's talk of a pre-show reception with a free beverage at the concession stand for every member who shows their...

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That’s a Wrap on the Fall Press Corps Intensive!

The Fall Press Corps Intensive at Seattle Repertory Theatre

The 2018 Fall Press Corps Intensive was a five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop that ran from October 10-November 19, 2018. Nine teens saw and wrote reviews of five art events at different TeenTix Arts Partners. The group was mentored by three professional critics who helped each teen hone their arts criticism skills. Stay tuned on the blog for reviews of each event! 

The Fall Press Corps Intensive...

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Dust off Your Sugarplums: The Nutcracker is Back!

​This holiday tradition can be yours for just $5.

As all you old school TeenTixers know, Pacific Northwest Ballet's wildly popular Nutcracker ballet is the ONLY PNB show ALL YEAR that is NOT TeenTix eligible.

HOWEVER, because they love us so much, PNB always puts aside a little stash of TeenTix tickets for one day of Nutcracker 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 once again...

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SPECIAL DEAL: 2 for $10 on Turn of the Screw

​Catch the last weekend of performances at a special price for TeenTix Members! 

Get in the spooky mood with this dark, mysterious opera!

Our generous friends at Seattle Opera are offering a special deal for their current production of The Turn of the Screw: TeenTix Members can see this opera at the 2 for $10 price at either of the closing weekend performances: 

Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 27 @ 7:30 PM

What's 2 for $10? It's a special deal that allows a TeenTix Member to take...

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SPECIAL OFFER: 2 for $10 at A Thousand Splendid Suns!

​See the show with this special discount for the last week of its run.

David Coulter and Antoine Yared in A Thousand Splendid Suns at Seattle Repertory Theatre. Photography by Nate Watters.

Have you seen A Thousand Splendid Suns yet? Don't miss this harrowing yet ultimately beautiful tale, all at a special price just for TeenTix Members.

Our incredibly fantastic friends at Seattle Repertory Theatre are generously offering a 2 for $10 ticket price for the following performances:

Tue November 6 at 7:30pm
Wed November 7 at 7:30pm
Thu November 8 at 7:30pm
Fri November 9 at 7:30pm
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2018 Teeny Awards Recap!!!!!

​What happened at the #2018TeenyAwards? We've got all the highlights right here!

On Sunday, October 7th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner The Vera Project to celebrate the 11th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by Priya Frank and David Rue 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 celebrates the best in local arts and culture according to teenage art...

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Announcement: PNB Changes 2 for $10 Day!

​From Sundays to Thursdays, there's a new day to snag the 2 for $10 deal at Pacific Northwest Ballet. 

Hey, PNB fans! 

We know you love getting a deal at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Previously, you've been able to get 2 tickets for $5 each on Sundays, but going forward, this is the new policy:

2 for $10 Thursdays: A TeenTix member may purchase a $5 ticket for themselves and for another person of any age ($10 total) for Thursday shows at Pacific Northwest Ballet. The availability of Thursday companion tickets is limited to...

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SPECIAL OFFER: Win a spot in ComedySportz Seattle’s HS League!

There are TWO FREE spots available, just for TeenTix Members!

Are you a high school student that loves comedy? Do you like to laugh, have fun, and make new friends? Join the ComedySportz High School League!

 

 

Every Saturday afternoon for 10 weeks, starting on October 6th, teens ages 14 to 18 years old from all around the Seattle area will come together to learn the basics of improvisational comedy through hilarious games and exercises. 

HERE'S THE DEAL: our amazing friends...

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Meet the Teen Editorial Staff!

The Teen Editorial Staff hard at work at the Editorial Intensive in August!

We are thrilled to announce the newest Press Corps program: The Teen Editorial Staff! The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of five teens who will edit and curate the content for the review section of the TeenTix blog. These five youth will lead a newsroom of teen writers who will cover events selected by the editors at TeenTix’s Arts Partners.

A statement from the Teen Editorial Staff:

"As teens, we feel that art is often...

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