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Are you a family member, parent, or caretaker of a child age 2-10? Do you love contemporary performance but are struggling to find childcare? OtB and Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts to the rescue! 

This season OtB and Sweet Pea are partnering again to help out families with kids. Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts is one of the best in the business — affordable, reliable, innovative, and creative! 

Childcare is available for Sunday performances held at On the Boards. Sunday subscribers will be able to add childcare to their subscription for the entire season. Parents can easily add childcare to single ticket orders online or over the phone. 

Time blocks are available for purchase in 2.5 hour blocks at a rate of $9/child/hour. Sweet Pea staff will be at On the Boards, in the Studio Theater to meet parents dropping kids off by 4pm, with pick up-time at 7pm. Snacks will be provided! 

Sweet Pea Cottage Preschool of the Arts is a preschool founded on the belief that the arts are a crucial part of child development. Their dedicated staff, expertise, and location make them a perfect partner for OtB. 


Workshops during Childcare

Sweet Pea Cottage is dedicated to the philosophy that the arts are an integral component to a child’s total development. They offer the following workshops during childcare at On the Boards as a celebration of the arts and the creative process.

Sun, Feb 4: Superhero Adventures
Create your own superhero universe! We’ll choose superpowers, design costumes, create a cityscape, and help catch a supervillain.

Sun, Mar 4: The Circus is in Town!
Time to practice our circus acts! We’ll build an obstacle course and practice being acrobats. We’ll dress up like clowns and create clown routines full of pranks and gags. We’ll also build a circus train out of Legos.

Sun, Mar 18: Art Studio
We’re going to get messy as we make art in many different ways! We’ll paint, draw, and build something from papier-mâché. The sky’s the limit as we get down and dirty and marvelously creative.

Sun, Apr 1: Lego Lovers Paradise
Let your imagination run wild in this workshop with Sweet Pea Cottage! We’ll create a story together and then bring it to life by building landscapes and characters out of everyone’s favorite toy, LEGOS!

Sun, Apr 15: Mad Science
Want to get messy and gooey and make things glow? You can in this workshop with Sweet Pea Cottage! We’ll combine substances, see how they interact, and then you’ll get to go home with your own little bit of otherworldly slime!

Sun, Apr 29: Dance, Dance Revolution
Show off your moves while playing games and exploring the many ways we can move our bodies. Learn new musical terms like ‘legato’ and ‘staccato’ and then experiment with how different music and sounds inspire you to dance!

Sun, May 13: Magic is in the Air!  
Join us as we venture into a new world where puppets come to life and you have all the magical powers you can imagine. We’ll go on a magical journey in this fantastical land and make new friends along the way. Where the story ends will be up to you!


How to purchase childcare

1. Choose a 2.5 hour block ($9/child/hour). Childcare begins at 4pm, with pick up-time at 7pm. (Sunday performances begin at 5pm; the main lobby opens at 4 pm.)
2. List the number of children (between ages 2-10) who'll be participating in childcare. 
3. List the names and ages of your children in the comments field at checkout.

Childcare can be purchased online or over the phone at 206-217-9886 during Box Office hours: Tue-Fri, 12-4 pm. (If this is your first time purchasing childcare at OtB, contact us to learn how you can see the performance for FREE!)

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Childcare at On the Boards is partially funded by Nordstrom and Boeing.

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