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Parents & Caregivers, find weekend tickets for your family here!

Find information about performance training for your child here.

Teachers, click here to find group tickets to all of Austin’s theater for young audiences!

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Under the laughs and WOWs elicited by playfully staged stories,
IMPORTANT THINGS ARE HAPPENING!

Why children need live theatre:

  • Children bond through the belonging generated in a shared live audience adventure.

  • Without being told to, children practice behavior-reading and empathy with natural ease while watching plays.

  • Live theatre holds a child's urgent interest while modeling how to be a person in a world with other people... A.K.A. Social Emotional Learning. 

  • Live theatre is educational capacity building! Children trust the affirmation they feel when seeing themselves reflected in the universal awareness of a crafted stage story — providing them that inspiring sensation of: "I GET THIS! AND I'M PART OF THIS!"  That sensation opens minds and hearts, empowers imagination, increases confidence, and frees new thinking.

  • Theatre-going informs more flexible and intentional interactions with peers and mentors. Children automatically learn, by watching actors play parts, that people can choose behaviorswhich means we can try on new ones, too. Talk about profound possibilities in growth and learning!

 

Every child in Austin deserves a chance to experience live theatre and these unique benefits! RIGHT?

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ATX Theatre has a 10-year plan, an incredible team of affiliates aligned in purpose, and is building a teacher network to ENACT THIS VISION! BUT... guess what we lack: SUPPORTERS LIKE YOU to turn the vision into reality.

Join Us 

We all have a part to play in providing equitable access to live theatre for all Austin students. We so appreciate your contributions to this exciting, community-centric* program. Your contributions will build connections from Austin schools to theatre productions, consolidated resources for educators, and sponsorship support for classrooms lacking the budget to provide shared audience experiences to their students. Thank you! 

 

Learn More

We’ve researched the needs. We understand the impact. We stand ready with a prioritized 10-year plan to work toward The Goal* with your involvement. We’d love to partner with you, arts-loving citizens! And you, local businesses! And you, elementary schools! So, get in touch with us here and let's get cracking. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Community-Centric Fundraising is a fundraising model that is grounded in equity and social justice. We prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits. This term and definition fit the Youngsters 10-year plan and our whole organization so precisely that we feel compelled to share this resource with you to learn more about the concept: https://communitycentricfundraising.org/ 

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