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

To learn more, contact us at 310.434.3560,  

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.

Family Circle is funded in part by: Leonard M. Lipman Charitable Fund, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Johnny Carson Foundation, the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.