The Teen Tix program is a great way for teenagers and parents to enjoy theater, dance, music, film, literary and visual art events for an affordable price. The free local program allows the holder of a Teen Tix card to attend events at participating venues for $5.
Started in 2004, Teen Tix remains a well-kept secret, but it is easy to access through online registration for those ages 13 through 19.
The Teen Tix pass is accepted at many locations, including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Opera, ACT Theatre, Seattle Art Museum, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Taproot Theatre, Experience Music Project and the Pacific Science Center.
Teen Tix is a rush ticket program, which means tickets are sold on a space available basis, are not usually sold in advance and are not guaranteed. However, most participating organizations can be called the day of the performance to find out about ticket availability.
Identification is usually required when using the pass, so teens need to bring a driver’s license or school ID card to the venue. It doesn’t matter where the teen lives, as long as they have the Teen Tix pass, which can be attached to a key chain or carried in a wallet.
Most participating organizations have regular rush tickets available to the general public, so it is likely that an adult could accompany a teen on any given day and purchase a reduced price ticket, usually available 30 to 90 minutes prior to show time. On Sundays, each participating performing arts venue offers a two-for-$10 deal for the teen and accompanying adult. The same deal goes for museums on Thursdays.
For more information, visit www.seattlecenter.com/teentix.