Free Theater for Children in Ballard Parks This Summer

Theater For Young Children, sponsored by an Arts in the Parks Grant from Seattle’s Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle Parks and Recreation, will be bringing their summer show to Ballard Commons and Salmon Bay Parks this July. 

Ballard Commons on Friday, July 14th at 6 PM and Saturday, July 15th at noon.
Salmon Bay Park on Friday July 21
st at 6 PM and Saturday, July 22nd at  noon.

Families are encouraged to bring blankets, a picnic lunch/dinner, and sit and enjoy 45 min. of theater in the park.  All shows are FREE, with a suggested $5/person donation.

This summer’s show is Tales from the African Continent and features stories, games, and songs gathered from many countries and cultures.  They will be performing the Tanzanian Folk Tale: Two Ways to Count to Ten and from West Africa: Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears. Their interactive storytelling allows children of all ages to participate by singing along to songs by famous Smithsonian Folkways artist, Ella Jenkins and join them on stage to play the Liberian children’s game Who is in the Garden.

Summer Flyer2017Theater for Young Children is an outreach division of Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises and part of the North Seattle Arts Initiative. For more information about our programming or initiatives please visit or contact Cara Anderson-Ahrens at