PASSPORT Free Ticket Program

 

SPONSORED BY LINDA MORRISSON

Linda Morrisson’s work on B&B’s annual gala is the main reason we are able to offer PASSPORT tickets for high school students. Linda’s tireless efforts to raise funds via our gala and auction are the primary source of funding for this program. In honor of her passion, dedication, and commitment to access, we are proud to recognize Linda as the main sponsor of the PASSPORT program. Thank you, Linda!

PASSPORT LOGO (1)At Bag&Baggage, we believe every student can benefit from being involved in the performing arts. Rigorous research has taught us that the value of theatre is priceless — it can help our children improve reading and language skills, explore complex social and philosophical questions, develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts and build connections within our community.

But, as school district budgets across the region tighten, we also know that arts programs are often the first to be cut… Bag&Baggage wants to ensure that every student has the chance to experience high quality, professional performing arts….we have risen to the challenge with PASSPORT: Any Student, Any Show, No Drama.

The program is simple: Any student from any high school in Washington, Tillamook, Yamhill or Columbia county can show up to any regularly scheduled B&B performance, show a valid student id card and receive a free ticket – no questions asked. It is just that simple.

WHY PASSPORT?

Theatre introduces students to new worlds…worlds filled with drama, comedy, language, philosophy, critical thinking, relationships and more… Our PASSPORT program removes the single greatest barrier to accessing professional performing arts: cost. For schools across the region, budgets are tight; for most districts, funding for field trips and to pay for tickets to arts experiences are simply not available. This means that an entire generation of students from our community may graduate from high school having never experienced the joys of professional live theatre.

PASSPORT hopes to change that: by making tickets 100% free to any student, and by providing teachers with curriculum guides to help incorporate theatre into their classrooms, we hope to ensure that any student who wants to see live theatre CAN…without the barrier of cost.

WHY IS ACCESS TO THEATRE IMPORTANT?

Research has shown that involvement in drama has a profoundly positive impact on students. The American Alliance For Theatre & Education reports that:

*Drama involvement improves overall academic performance

*Drama involvement increases student engagement and improves attendance

*Drama plays a significant role in the development of advanced reading skills, including reading comprehension and language skills

*Drama involvement builds self-esteem and improves social skills

*Students who are exposed to drama outscore non-arts students on SAT and other standardized tests

We KNOW that drama experiences can change lives and improve student’s academic performance….that is why PASSPORT is so important to us, to our community and to students. Any student. Any show. No Drama.

HOW TO USE PASSPORT:

1) Look on our website for a show you or your students want to see and double check that your school participates in the program (is your school based in Washington, Yamhill, Columbia or Tillamook County? If so, you are GOOD TO GO!)

2) Show up at the box office at least 30 minutes before the show

3) Show our box office staff a valid student ID from any participating school

4) Enjoy the show!

Accessing Student Tickets

This is the best part: If you are a student at any of the following high schools in our area, you are entitled to a free ticket to ANY of our regularly scheduled performances. Simply show up at the box office on the night of the show and provide us with a valid student ID from your school and you will receive your ticket. It is just that easy! Of course, you can also call us at 503 345 9590 or email boxoffice@bagnbaggage.org to find out more!

Eligible Schools:

Washington County

Aloha High School

Arts and Communication Magnet Academy

Banks High School

Beaverton High School

Beaverton Online Academy

Catlin Gabel School

Century High School

City View Charter School

Cornelius High School

Durham Education Center

Faith Bible High School

Forest Grove High School

Forest Grove Community School

Gaston High School

Glencoe High School

Heritage Christian School

Hillsboro High School

Hillsboro Online Academy

International School of Beaverton

Jesuit High School

Liberty High School

Merlo Station High School

Miller Education Center

Miller Education West

Oregon Episcopal School

Oregon Islamic Academy

Sherwood High School

Sherwood Charter School

Southridge High School

Sunset High School

Tigard High School

Tigard/Tualatin Online Academy

Tualatin High School

Thomas Edison High School

Valley Catholic School

Village Home Education Resource Center

Washington County Home School Association

Westview High School

 

Columbia County

Clastkanie High School

Clatskanie Middle School

Columbia County Christian High School

Columbia County Education Campus

Columbia County Home School Association

Jewell High School

North Columbia Academy

Rainier High School

Scappoose High School

St. Helens High School

St. Helens Home Schools

Vernonia High School

Vernonia Home School Group

 

Yamhill County

Amity High School

CS Lewis Academy

Dayton High School

The Delphinian School

McMinnville High School

McMinnville Home Schools

Media Arts & Communication Academy

Newberg High School

Opportunity House High School

Sheridan High School

Sheridan Japanese High School

Veritas High School

Willamina High School

Yamhill/Carlton High School

 

Tillamook County

Nestucca High School

Neah-kah-nie High School

Tillamook High School

Tillamook County Home School Association

Trask River High School

 

(If your recognized, accredited high school is not listed here, please contact boxoffice@bagnbaggage.org)

 

Box Office Hours:
M/W/F 11:00am - 5:00pm and 1 hour prior to performances

Our Mailing Address/Main Performance Venue
350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-345-9590

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