Become a Fundraiser Today! Win Big!
April 19, 2017
Imagine your first time in a theater… the excitement as the lights dimmed, the curtain rose, and you were transported to a whole new world through performance.
Now… imagine a student never enjoying that same thrill.
Each year, the Basie welcomes thousands of students to experience live performances — and for many, it’s their only opportunity to do so. From classical music with modern twists, to the diversity of Asian and African artistry or historical plays like I Have a Dream, the Basie inspires students to dream forward through culture and artistic expression.
With the Basie’s Curtains Up For Kids campaign, you can enable a student, a class, or even an entire school access to the performing arts.
For $10, you send one student to a culturally enriching educational performance at the Basie
For $50, you provide pre- and post-show study guides for an entire class
For $100, you pay for a teaching artist to visit a school and prepare students for what they’ll see on the Basie stage
For $1,000, you sponsor a performing arts experience for an entire school grade — including tickets to a school show, a teaching artist’s visit to their classes, and study guides
For $5,000, you allow an entire elementary school to visit the Basie!
The Count Basie Theatre works to ensure that every child experiences the impact of the arts. You can play an important role in making our educational performances for schools available to all.