Kids + OtB

Kids at On the Boards

Bring the Kids to OtB!

On the Boards and Sweet Pea Cottage School of the Arts are partnering to provide programs for art-loving families with kids. During select performances in the season, Sweet Pea will lead arts workshops for kids ages 2-10 so little ones can play and learn while grownups attend shows in the Merrill Theater. Sweet Pea also produces Theatre for Young Children — performances with the next generation of art lovers in mind. 

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

Arts Workshops During Performances

We know finding affordable and convenient childcare can be a struggle, so we’re working with Sweet Pea to provide on-site, arts-related programming for children ages 2-10. During one performance of each show in the OtB Subscription Series, Sweet Pea will lead an arts workshop in the OtB Studio Theater so kids can enjoy crafts and activities while their parents/guardians watch the performance upstairs. Sweet Pea staff will be in the Studio half an hour before the performance until half an hour after, for easy drop-off and pick-up.

Please note: Adults must have tickets to the corresponding performance in order to purchase tickets to arts workshops.


Upcoming workshops

Sun, Sep 16, 5 pm
Paint Your Heart Out (During Rachel Mars: Our Carnal Hearts)
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Sat, Oct 27, 3 pm
GLOW (During Andrew Schneider: AFTER)
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Sun, Dec 9, 5 pm
A Portrait of Me (During Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People’s TV Room)

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Sat, Jan 26
Make Joyful Noise! (During a workshop by Marginal Consort. Time to be announced Fall 2018)

Spring 2019 workshops to be announced Fall 2018

How to sign up

1. Select one ticket per child (workshops are open to kids ages 2-10).
2. List the names and ages of your children in the comments field at checkout.

Workshops can be purchased online or over the phone at 206-217-9886 x1019 during Box Office hours: Tue-Fri, 12-4 pm. 


A note about fees

Handling fees are directly related to the cost of technology that makes ticketing possible for us. (Performance tickets are also subject to handling fees.) Tickets to Kids' Art Workshops are $22.50 per child; a handling fee of $3.50 will be added at checkout, for a total cost of $26 per ticket.

Sweet Pea Cottage’s Theatre for Young Children

Sweet Pea Cottage returns to On the Boards this season with their performances just for kids! Sweet Pea believes that everyone should be exposed to live performance. They build community by partnering with organizations like Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle Public Libraries to bring professional actors to perform for children and families in easily accessible neighborhood locations, parks, and community centers. Sweet Pea Cottage produces these short plays, games, and activities specially developed for children ages 2–10. Join us for these entertaining performances for the next generation of art lovers.

Upcoming Performances
Sun, Sep 23, 10 am
Sun, Dec 16, 10 am


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