The mission of the Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation is to foster and support the Bellevue Youth Theatre program through increasing awareness, raising funds, and building community to enhance the experience of participants and audiences.
Theatre is an art form that teaches and entertains through storytelling, shared experiences and creative teamwork. Theatre interprets the mystery of the human experience and stimulates personal development through collaboration.
The Bellevue Youth Theatre utilizes the power of theatre to alter the lives of young people and all participants. Everyone who auditions gets a role, no one is turned away and there are no barriers to participation. This inclusive approach gives not just young people, but all people regardless of abilities and backgrounds the chance to connect, grow and shine through theatre productions the whole community can enjoy.
It has never been more important then now to provide today’s youth with opportunities for growth and development. Many communities support this through investment in athletics programs and facilities, but it is rare that a community recognizes the importance of incorporating the arts into the fabric of the community. The Bellevue Youth Theatre program provides young people with a safe, supportive environment, enabling the growth of creative, social, teamwork and leadership skills.
Going beyond the development of our youth the Theatre fosters a spirit of inclusiveness and growth for everyone providing opportunities for all, across all ages, cultural, racial, and socio-economic diversities, and involving those with special needs and disabilities
The Bellevue Youth Theatre Foundation believes strongly in the value that the arts can bring to our community. Studies demonstrate that investment in the arts contributes to more capable and productive workers, better communicators and more informed arts patrons. The City alone cannot support all the needs of the Theatre. The Foundation was formed as a nonprofit organization created to ensure the dream is kept alive and to provide essential support for the Bellevue Youth Theatre through volunteers, fundraising and community engagement.