Family Circle

“Muy agradecida con la oportunidad de experimentar el arte.”
“Very thankful for the opportunity to experience the arts.”
-Family Circle Member
Family Circle breaks down economic barriers for local families to attend performances at The Broad Stage. This application-based program welcomes 30 families each season, building their connection to the arts and each other. Participating families pay $25 each year. Space is limited.
Families must demonstrate financial need, have an interest in the live performing arts and meet some of the following criteria:

  • Have at least one school-aged child in the household
  • Live less than eight miles from The Broad Stage
  • Have an affiliation with our partnering service organizations*
  • Have a parent enrolled in Santa Monica College
  • Be a single parent household


  • Tickets to several shows per season
  • Meals & activities after select performances
  • Family Circle Orientation Day at The Broad Stage
  • Community gatherings throughout the season
  • Artist meet & greets
  • Transportation vouchers for Big Blue Bus, as needed
  • Volunteer opportunities

Local partners for Family Circle include: Community Corporation of Santa Monica, City of Santa Monica’s Virginia Avenue Park and Police Activities League, Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) at Santa Monica College and SMMUSD.
To learn more, contact us at 310.434.3560,