July 2015 Charity of the Month: Seattle Children’s Theatre
Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) has been named Bonneville Seattle’s Charity of the Month for July, for empowering young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts.
Founded in 1975, SCT has grown from a small theatre performing at the Woodland Park Zoo into one of the most respected theatres for young audiences in the world. Serving 120,000 people annually, SCT strives to provide access for children of all ages and all socio-economic groups to exceptional professional theatre and related arts education.
Each season, SCT produces five to six Mainstage plays at their two state-of-the-art theatres at Seattle Center – the Charlotte Martin Theatre (482 seats) and the Eve Alvord Theatre (275 seats). These exciting productions, often based on beloved children’s literature, serve as the heart of SCT’s School Children Access Program, serving more than 50,000 students and teachers annually with free and highly subsidized tickets. SCT also offers an extensive Drama School, and numerous Education Outreach programs.
Over 40 years, SCT has produced more than 235 plays, including 110 world premieres, inspiring and educations more than four million children and establishing the theatre as a major force in the creation of new plays for young audiences.
For more information about the Seattle Children’s Theatre, visit their website at sct.org.