Give a Kid a Seat is your opportunity to Give a Kid an Adventure, a New Perspective, and a Place to Dream


Kids deserve a future that they view as limitless. During these turbulent times, young people are balancing the demands of growing up with the fallout from COVID and contentious debates surrounding racial inequalities, climate change, gun violence and immigration. This means we need performing arts more than ever because theater can connect different cultures, show new viewpoints, illuminate imaginations, and provide an outlet to experience and process complex emotions. Over the course of just one performance, young audiences experience joy, wonder, compassion, empathy, hope, surprise, and excitement.  

Each year, DSM provides thousands of promise-filled youth from underserved communities in North Texas free and subsidized tickets with accompanying engagement activities, to attend DSM Broadway shows. For many of them, it is their very first time in a theater.

$100 makes it all possible.

Give a Kid a Seat Today!

$100 will underwrite the cost of a seat for one student.

$500 will support five students.

$1,000 will give seats to 10 students.

$3,000 will make it possible for an entire class to discover the magic of live theater together.

Donations to Give a Kid a Seat are fully tax-deductible. The Give a Kid a Seat fundraising campaign is a project of DSM’s Women’s Ensemble. To find out more about joining this vibrant group committed to galvanizing the power of women-identifying individuals in philanthropy in support the educational and community partnership mission of DSM, please call Debbie Trimble, Vice President of Development at 214-413-3957.