The Arts Backstage and The Backstage Kids

We are offering 10 to 15 kids ages 10 to 18 unprecedented access to the arts.  The Backstage Kids will be able to learn more about the artistic process full circle from studying to rehearsal to final performance. 


The first event was a behind the scenes tour on November 29, 2018, at Oregon Ballet Theatre Studio.  The Backstage Kids witnessed a performance rehearsal, toured the studio, got up close and personal with props and costumes, and watched costume designers in action. On December 7, 2018, The Backstage Kids reconvened at The Keller Auditorium where they were granted unprecedented access with a backstage tour by Niel DePonte, Oregon Ballet Theatre Conductor, and attended the dress rehearsal of “The Nutcracker.”


The next adventure will feature the Oregon Symphony.  We are offering 10-15 Backstage Kids with the opportunity to:

  • Receive unprecedented behind the scenes access to the people responsible for performing, administration, ticketing, lighting, costuming, or stage design,

  • Attend a concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

  • Reconvene as a group with performers or staff after the performance to provide thoughtful feedback.


Continued participation on each artistic adventure is highly encouraged to receive a passport stamp. 


Furthering the Artistic Spark: MetroArts Inc. Kids 7-12 Camp!

For those who participate consistently, and show a strong desire to pursue the arts, MetroArts Inc. will offer scholarships to kids ages 7 to 12 to attend our Kids Camp.  For kids ages 13 to 18, we may offer unpaid internships that will provide valuable work experience at the camp or other MetroArts Inc. programs.  The 27th MetroArts Inc. Kids Camp will be held at two great downtown Portland locations July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19 at the Newmark Theatre Building and July 22 – 26 at Northwest Academy.


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