BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF THEATRE ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES
There has been a lot of discussion in the past few years about declining audiences for the performing arts. There are a lot of theories about why this is happening: audiences are aging, becoming more interested in television and film, programming choices, and ticket prices. But we also know that being involved in theatre at a young age is an enormous predictor of future involvement in theatre as a performer, audience member, donor, and patron.
At Bag&Baggage, we are 100% committed to helping lay the groundwork for a future generation of theatre fans through a range of initiatives that give young people the chance to participate in our work for free and, in some cases, in paid roles within the company!
Here are a few ways that B&B is working to engage young people and help build the next generation of theatre artists and audiences: