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!!

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2018 Teeny Awards Recap!!!!!

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

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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 enthusiasts. Awardees are chosen by the New Guard based on votes by the TeenTix membership.

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Meet the Teen Editorial Staff!

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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 made inaccessible for our demographic. As the Teen Editorial Staff, we are working to fix that by giving teens a voice in the adult-dominated world of arts criticism." Meet the Fab Five:

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Calling All Teen Writers!

Apply to join the TeenTix Newsroom!

The TeenTix Newsroom is a group of teen writers led by the Teen Editorial Staff. The Editorial Staff is made up of 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. Editorial Staff members edit all teen writing before it is published on the TeenTix blog.

Teen writers are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $20 per review!

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Announcing the Fall Press Corps Intensive!

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We are excited to launch applications for the Fall Press Corps Intensive! The Press Corps Intensive is a FREE five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop. The Fall session runs October 10-November 18. In this program,10 teens will work with professional writers and critics who will help mentor and hone your arts criticism skills. The session includes five different art events at several TeenTix Arts Partners.

You’ll see: Theater performances at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Seattle Public Theater A visual art exhibit at NAAM A film at Three Dollar Bill Cinema A concert at Fremont Abbey Arts

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TeenTix is moving!

Find out how to get in touch with us while we change roofs.

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Hey, TeenTix Members & Greater Youth Arts Access Community!

This week we said goodbye to our headquarters of the last several years and moved our offices into the Armory on Seattle Center Campus. We're SO STOKED to return to the building where our program began 14 years ago! Celebrating this homecoming has been the perfect balance of extremely sweet and frenetic.

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Don’t Miss Outdoor Cinema this Summer!

Three movies, one delicious deal.


Our friends at Three Dollar Bill Cinema know that there's nothing better than settling down with a bag of popcorn and a movie--which is why they're not only offering FREE outdoor movies this year, but a ~special deal~ on popcorn for TeenTix Members!

That's right, TeenTix Members can get FREE popcorn when they show their TeenTix Pass at the concession stand!

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Join us at Seattle Art Fair this weekend!

​The PNW's most impressive gallery showcase is back!

One of our favorite events of the year is THIS WEEKEND--join us for Seattle Art Fair from August 2 - 5. Stop by and enjoy more than 100 local, national and international galleries alongside the vibrant arts community of the Pacific Northwest!

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We're stoked to offer our teen members exclusive access to $5 TeenTix tickets per day, in addition to a 20% discount on all ticket types for adults. Click here to purchase tickets online, or use your TeenTix Pass at the door!

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Announcing the Teen Editorial Staff!

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TeenTix has been hard at work revitalizing the Press Corps program, and we've got some SUPER EXCITING NEWS: we're now announcing the launch of the TeenTix Press Corps' Teen Editorial Staff program!

The Teen Editorial Staff is a group of 5 teens who will run the review portion of the TeenTix blog. These Staff members will edit and curate the content of the blog and decide which art events are covered. This is your chance to shape the TeenTix blog and make it relevant for teens like you! What's the most exciting part of this new addition? Editorial Staff will have the opportunity to receive a stipend of up to $50/month based on their full communication and participation within the program. SCHEDULE (please read carefully!)

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Learn with these FREE Summer Mentorships!

Check out the latest FREE offer from Seattle Public Theater and Foundry10!

Our friends at Seattle Public Theater have been doing THE MOST this year to make sure TeenTix Members have plenty of theatrical outlets, but this time they're joined by Community Partner Foundry10, offering two free mentorships on the design side!

There are 16 spots total in these ~Summer Mentorships~ in both Costume Design and Scenic Painting and Design. If you love learning how the process of costuming works OR how sets get designed, put together, and painted, this is for YOU. The behind-the-scenes theatrical world is here for the taking! To apply, please fill out the form below:

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Press Corps Update!

The TeenTix Press Corps is back in action!

In case you missed it, the TeenTix Press Corps is back in action! We’ve had a busy relaunch this spring—we held two Arts Criticism 101 workshops at Franklin High School and Cleveland High School, and held a 5-week intensive arts-writing course called Adventures in Contemporary American Culture. Read on for the full updates on each workshop! ARTS CRITICISM 101

Franklin High School Our workshop covered the basics of arts criticism for visual and performing arts. Teaching artist and visual arts critic Gayle Clemans led the class on a field trip to The Frye Art Museum where we reviewed the Tavares Strachan and Ko Kirk Yamahira exhibits. Melody Datz Hansen, a performance critic and teaching artist, taught us about the three most important questions in arts criticism. We watched some Hamilton clips, sampled Pina Bausch and the Royal Ballet, and wrote reviews of a film on OntheBoards.tv.

You can read Gayle’s writing for the Seattle Times HERE. You can read Melody’s writing for the Seattle Times HERE and for City Arts HERE.

Cleveland High School We hosted a discussion of the play Familiar at Seattle Rep with several classes at Cleveland. Hatlo—a theater artist, playwright, and Press Corps teaching artist—guided students through a critical discussion of the play and strategized ways to incorporate opinion and evaluation into reviews. Stay tuned on the blog for student reviews of Familiar coming soon!

You can learn more about Hatlo’s work HERE.

If you're interested in bringing the Arts Criticism 101 workshop to your school or group of teens, email Mariko, TeenTix Press Corps Manager: [email protected].


This workshop was an intensive, crash course in arts criticism. Over five weeks, eight teens worked with three professional arts critics, to experience and write reviews of five different art events. Teens reviewed each art event they saw and then met to discuss the art, edit their reviews, and receive feedback on their writing from their peers and the teaching artists. Discussion topics included the four elements of criticism, critical inference, rhetoric, how to structure a review, and an in-depth look at the elements of each particular art form we experienced.

Over the course of five weeks we saw two theater and one dance performance at On the Boards, a film at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and the “Figuring History” exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.

Huge thank yous to these awesome TeenTix Arts Partners for hosting the Press Corps! And many thanks to the teaching artists involved: Gayle Clemans (visual arts critic), Kathy Fennessy (film critic), and Omar Willey (performance critic).

Read the Press Corps’ reviews here:

Reviews of Patti & the Kid at On the Boards: Expect the Unexpected by Emily B. Carpets Are Unrolled. Nerf Guns Are Shot. by Anya S. La Vie de Magnifique du Charlie at Langston Hughes African American Film Festival La Vie Magnifique de Charlie, le Film Très Magnifique by Jessie B. Reviews of Black Bois at On the Boards Rarely Shown Complexities of Black Men by Jocelyn A. Individuality and Uniqueness by Mayyadah Z. “Figuring History” at SAM Strategically Highlighted in Glitter by Lily W. Forgotten Black Brilliance by Will S.

JACK & at On the Boards Confusing in All the Right Ways by Juneaux L. Stay tuned on the blog for updates about the next intensive workshop!

You can read Omar’s writing for the Seattle Star HERE. You can read Gayle’s writing for the Seattle Times HERE. You can read Kathy’s writing for The Stranger HERE.

A big thanks to the following organizations for their support of The TeenTix Press Corps!

If you love arts criticism and want to see this program soar—consider donating now to TeenTix or email us to discuss how your gift can make an impact on the Press Corps.

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Help make TeenTix better.

​Take the 2018 TeenTix Member Survey and enter to win FREE arts & culture tickets!


TEENTIX MEMBERS: Tell us how we can make TeenTix better, describe your arts-going habits, and make your voice HEARD when you fill out our 2018 TeenTix Member Survey! It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete, and we hope you'll take the time to add your feedback.

Each TeenTix member (aged 13 - 19) that fills out the survey is entered to win a ~grand prize~ of FREE tickets to each of the following: ACT Theatre, The Wing Luke Museum, NW African American Museum, ComedySportz Seattle, and the Space Needle. Just fill out your information at the end of the survey so we can contact you if you win!

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GiveBIG SUPERSTAR Thomas Van Doren

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It's ANOTHER GiveBIG SUPERSTAR highlight: Thomas Van Doren!

What’s a TeenTix GiveBIG SUPERSTAR? A SUPERSTAR is a devoted TeenTix supporter who can't get enough of the crazy GiveBIG energy. Every GiveBIG SUPERSTAR exceeds our exceptations year after year. Thomas is not only a TeenTix Board member and a lead volunteer helping us with our Teens Count project - he's also given to GiveBIG for the last 2 years.

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GiveBIG SUPERSTAR Erica Hudson-Gomez

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As GiveBIG 2018 draws nigh, we’re so excited to highlight a very special GiveBIG SUPERSTAR: Erica Hudson-Gomez!

What’s a TeenTix GiveBIG SUPERSTAR? A SUPERSTAR is a devoted TeenTix supporter. We often suspect that these humans have actual superpowers. Erica is no exception, having served on TeenTix’s Advisory Council since 2016, helping TeenTix do important work for Teens Count!

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