Take Your Seat, one of Celebrity Series’ Arts for All! suite of community engagement programs, provides free and deeply discounted tickets to Celebrity Series performances to thousands of young people, their teachers, and families annually, partnering with school and community groups within the city of Boston. For many of these young people, Take Your Seat offers opportunities they might not otherwise have to experience high caliber performing artists in some of our city’s major performance halls. This season alone, over 4,300 participants have attended 63 performances, from orchestras to dance to chamber music, and more.
Celebrity Series receives support for Take Your Seat from First Republic Bank and many generous individual and institutional supporters. On behalf of the many young people we serve, all of us at Celebrity Series thank you. Your support makes extraordinary experiences possible!
“Thank you so very much for offering the tickets for this concert.
My students were truly blown away. After every piece they would
turn and look to me with pure joy and amazement. It was an unforgettable
and transformative evening, without a question!”
-Chris Schroeder, Director of Community Engagement
Conservatory Lab Charter School, Dorchester
“I cannot thank you enough for the opportunity your donation of tickets offered our community. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance this past weekend was truly inspirational, and the effects are lingering within our dance studios. These performances will truly continue to resonate and I am a firm believer in how one performance can shape a young dancer’s career. Your support, and the support of Celebrity Series Boston, continues to inspire our dancers and I’m sure, after Friday’s performance, some are inspired to become future Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members. Thank you!”
– William McLaughlin, Dance Department Chair
Boston Arts Academy