Fuel 20 Free Shakespeare Workshops!


This fall, we invite you to be our partner in an exciting new program: The First One’s On Us. With your help, we will give away 20 free Shakespeare workshops to schools in the Puget Sound region during the 2014-15 school year.

We’ve teamed up with ArtsFund’s power2give to raise $7,500 to fuel this program. Your gift will be matched $1 for $1 when you donate via our power2give page.  Plus, we’ve put together some fun perks to say thank you for your support. Click the link below to view the donor benefits and contribute to the campaign.


Every school year, Seattle Shakespeare Company brings classical theatre to life for more than 19,000 students across Washington State through our in-school workshops, residencies, and professional touring productions. But we need your help to reach an entirely new group of schools and students!

The 20 workshops you help to fund through The First One’s On Us campaign will reach 600 students this school year and lay the groundwork to return to their schools for years to come. We’ve seen that once a school takes the leap and hosts their first workshop, they fall in love with our interactive approach and include us as a key partner in their Shakespeare curricula each year.

Your gift is what makes The First One’s On Us program possible. The cost of one in-school workshop is about $375, which includes wages for professional teaching artists, curriculum design, workshop materials, and staff coordination of scheduling.  With your help, we can raise $7,500 to fully underwrite 20 free workshops for schools in our area.

Please make a gift today, and if you know a school that could benefit from this program, please contact our Education Department by clicking here.  Thank you!