There is a reason why BAT is holding three fundraisers in December, while it also has “Bob’s Holiday Office Party” on the main stage. Like every small theater, it is impossible for BAT to cover its expenses through ticket sales.
BAT’s work is well worth over $200 per seat, but that is out of range of many who now come and see better live theater at BAT. Art should not only be for those who can afford $200 plus tickets. Theater should be for everyone: a way to grow and support Burien. That philosophy is why BAT has not raised ticket prices in over 5 years, and why $7 Sunday (the first Sunday of the run) has become a tradition at BAT.
But you cannot go to see small theater without understanding what this articles says. “Nonprofit theatres all over the country are in trouble.” Small theaters like BAT need your support.