Support free student tickets, our Teen Performance Company, and interns and apprentices!

About the Project

The performing arts have the power to provide young people with unique perspectives, empathy, creativity, and the ability to confidently share their own stories as well as the stories of others. 

Round House has worked to improve accessibility to theatre for students in Montgomery County and beyond as we strive to build a new community of artists and audience members through our Play It Forward initiative for teenagers and young adults. Play It Forward includes our Free Play student ticketing program, Teen Performance Company, and Internships & Apprenticeships. All programs are offered for FREE. 


Through our Free Play program, we give out free Round House tickets to any teenager or college student--any show, any time! For each production, we host Teen Night, College Night, and Student Matinee performances supplemented by post-show discussions with artists. These performances are often the first time many students experience a professional theatre production.

Last year, we distributed 1,994 tickets through our Free Play program, more than double the number of tickets distributed in the previous season. In our 2018-19 Season, we have already given out 1,875 tickets, more than halfway to our goal of 2,500 tickets!

While Free Play serves as an entry point to theatre, our Teen Performance Company, Internships & Apprenticeships further that interest with formalized training. Teen Performance Company provides a year of training and mentorship by professional artists, master classes in all production areas, and the unique opportunity to develop and produce a world premiere. Internships & Apprenticeships offer direct experience in theatre production and arts administration for high school and college students and recent graduates exploring arts careers.  

Play It Forward nurtures a love for theatre and provides a stepping stone for young people to transform that love into a career. Your donation will PLAY IT FORWARD to support the theatre artists, audiences, and administrators of tomorrow. 

A gift of $100 underwrites tickets for five area students to attend a Round House show for free 

A gift of $250 provides food and beverages for 40 teens during one Teen Night 

A gift of $500 sponsors one mentor for a full year of the Teen Performance Company 

A gift of $1,000 underwrites 50 tickets for area students to attend a Round House show for free


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    25% discount on concessions (excluding alcoholic beverages)
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    Acknowledgement in Annual Report
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    Invitation for two to one additional Inside Look event (two total) with artists and director
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    All of the above, plus:
    • Invitation for two to one additional Inside Look event (three total) with artists and director
    • Invitation for two to one Technical Rehearsal
    • Two complimentary tickets to one Opening Night, including Pre-Show Reception with Round House Trustees and after-party with the cast
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