ATC Teen is a free arts leadership program for teens in Tucson and Phoenix. Teen members will have the opportunity to design their own projects, whether they want to start an improv troupe or write a play, learn about stage design or arts management, we have the resources for you to pursue your ideas!

As a Teen Member you will have the opportunity to:
-Attend ATC mainstage professional shows for FREE!
-Get access to special workshops and events exclusive to ATCteens
-Plan your own artistic projects and events!
-Help us create new programming geared towards teens!
And so much more!.

ATCTeen operates on a three-tier membership system. We have ATCteen Members, ATCteen Leaders, and ATCteen Council:

ATCteen Member– Once you attend an ATCteen event you are officially an ATCteen member. Members participate in at least one project a year, while still getting all the free perks.

ATCteen Leaders-Leadership is an integral part of ATCteen. We want everyone to have a chance to lead during their time with ATCteen. To be considered an ATCteen Leader you should lead at least one project a year.

ATCteen Council-The Council connects our professional staff to the rest of our teen members. These peer elected individuals will be an integral part of designing better programming for youth.

ATC Teen students in the Hotel Glenwood, ATC Administration Offices

ATC Teen Tucson

Regularly Occurring Events:

  • Improv – Every Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Playwriting – Every other Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Council meetings – Every other Saturday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • ATCteen Night – The third Saturday evening performance of every run
  • Teen Ushers – First preview of every show
  • Workshop Series – Last Saturday of every month 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • February – Lighting Design
    • March – Stage Combat
    • April – Recording Music and Voice Over Work
    • May – Career Day


  • The  25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    • Performances: January 11 – 13 (7:30 p.m; 7:30 p.m; 2:00 p.m.)
    • Tech Week: January 7 – 11
    • Auditions: November 3
  • Spring Showcase Weekend – original student work and cabaret style performance numbers
    • Performances: April 19 – 20 (times festival style TBD)
    • Tech Week: April 15 – 18