Imagine if your teenage years had involved a little more arts and culture. Maybe it would have inspired a career in filmmaking or perhaps you would have discovered your love of theatre a good decade earlier than you did. At the very least, you'd have saved yourself a whole lot of after-school boredom. Such is the premise of new initiative Playwave, which aims to hook young people up with the best of Sydney's arts and culture scene.
Created by Shopfront Arts Co-Op with the support of the City of Sydney and a raft of top local cultural institutions, Playwave is out to boost access to dance, theatre, film, music, opera, literature and visual arts for local teenagers aged 15 to 19. By signing up for free, members can use Playwave's online platform to access free and discounted tickets (up to an estimated maximum of $30 per ticket), exclusive events and experiences, original content and special offers, putting them front and centre of Sydney's thriving cultural scene.
The platform even allows users to rate and review shows they've been to, and to share photos and video, inviting them to really engage with the city's cultural offerings. Though already in operation, Playwave will launch properly alongside Sydney Festival, offering members discounted tickets to a handpicked selection of its events.
Know a youngster who could use some exposure to Sydney's arts scene? Sign them up to Playwave here.