Bellevue Civic Theatre Programs
Free Tickets to Bellevue's Underprivileged Youth
BCT partners with Bellevue Youth Theatre to provide underprivileged youth free tickets to our shows.
Free Tickets for Seniors in Need
Every show, BCT works with area senior homes to offer free tickets and transportation.
Free Season Subscriptions
BCT's Artistic and Managing Director offers free season tickets to any current subscriber who cannot afford to stay in the BCT family the following year due to the economy.
Theatre should be accessible to all and every grant we obtain helps us to continue our mission of creating compelling theatre and sharing it with as broad an audience as possible.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
In order to survive in the current economy, BCT has had to be creative in its thinking. One of our greatest recent successes is partnering with Renton Civic Theatre on a show this year. Because we don't share an audience, we were able to cut expenses for both theatres by sharing the cost. It may seem counter-intuitive, but since there was a shared cost, we were able to do a larger cast show while still cutting expenses. More actors working for a longer period of time, performing a name show while helping each theatre keep the budget balanced in a difficult economy. Very positive!
One of our current needs is to bring our marketing back up to former standards. Due to the lower attendance last year, we had to scale back on our marketing efforts; however, we find that if we stick to our targeted marketing efforts we do see a positive impact on season ticket holders.