Old Fire House Teen Center
Located in the heart of downtown Redmond, teens connect with friends, and develop as leaders in a supportive environment that fosters creativity and inspiration. A typical day involves after-school drop-in activities in sports, arts, music, cooking and cultural events, many created and led by teens. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, this is the longest standing event center, host to hundreds of concerts annually. The teen center hosts activities and events for teens, and is available for weekend rentals for celebrations, gatherings and more.
Contact us for more information or to schedule a tour. You can also stop by during open hours!
- Teen Internships
- Teen Advisory Boards & Committees
- Shows & Events
- Recording Studio
- Calendar & Rentals
Interns support programs while learning valuable skills. Intern applications are ongoing, and we add new ones regularly.
The Old Fire House Teen Center is launching Redmond Theater Group in January 2020! We are looking for tech interns of all skill levels to assist with the essential design & production elements that bring a show together. Gain volunteer hours and learn or develop a technical skill while being an integral part of a theater production!
- Stage Manager
- Set & Prop Design
- Lighting & Sound Design
- Costume Design
- Hair & Makeup Design
The STEM Interns at the Old Fire House Teen Center help promote STEM literacy to middle School students. Interns build and facilitate STEM curriculum to the Redmond Middle School After School Enrichment Program on Wednesday afternoons. Interns also meet as a group on other days to plan and reflect on the program.
If you are passionate about increasing STEM literacy and enjoy working with youth, apply today!
Teen Advisory Boards & Committees help create, promote and facilitate activities based students' passions and interests. There are four Teen Advisory Boards here at the Teen Center.
Teen Arts Collective - Focus on visual arts
Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee - Focus on community service
Youth Advisory Board and Advocacy - Focus on day to day activities at the Old Fire House Teen Center
*New* Music Arts Collective - Focus on music
Each board/committee has its own governing structure and meets on a different day. To get involved, please read more about the groups below and contact us with any questions or to let us know you'd like to come to a meeting.
Teen Arts Collective (TAC)
Artists and art enthusiasts join Redmond’s first Teen Arts Collective to empower youth through art by giving them the necessary resources to celebrate their art, learn to collaborate, take on leadership positions and create the arts programming they want for the community.
Each month members are asked to organize and support our monthly Artist Showcase and other TAC lead art activity. Hours spent at meetings and organizing events count towards their community service hours. Time commitment ranges from 2 to 6 hours a month depending on what’s going on.
- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
- 1st Saturday of every month
- Old Fire House Teen Center
Apply to become a Arts Ambassador online!
Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee (RYPAC)
RYPAC is a longstanding youth leadership board focused on community service and giving back here in Redmond. RYPAC members are called upon regularly by Redmond's City Council and LWSD Superintendent to share their input.
RYPAC is open to youth ages 13 to 18 who reside or attend school in Redmond.
Youth Advisory Board and Advocacy (YABA)
The Old Fire House's Youth Advisory Board and Advocacy (YABA) promotes positive change, and serves our community by creating positive experiences for Redmond teens. Events include the SnowBall toy drive concert, Laugh On comedy night and the Summer Time Radness year-end party. YABA also plans weekly activities here at the Old Fire House Teen Center.
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Old Fire House Teen Center
Shows and Events at the OFH
The Old Fire House (OFH) is the longest-running all-ages music venue in the greater Seattle area, and the longest-running music venue on the Eastside. We offer a space for young artists to experiment and collaborate with their peers. Our stage has seen many talented youths from Modest Mouse and Death Cab for Cutie to Kung Fu Grip, Whitney Ballen, Naked Giants to name a few!
A Battle of the Bands
|Music Advisory Committee|
Our Battle of the Bands will begin on SATURDAY MAY 16th 5pm -10pm
Six finalist will compete on THURSDAY JUNE 18th 5pm -10pm
The top 3 bands will go on to play at Redmond Derby Days on SATURDAY JULY 11th 12pm -5pmAll-ages event
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|Second and fourth Fridays|
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
$10 or $8 w/ canned food
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|Performers ages 11-18|
First Saturday of every month
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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|High-school Musician and music enthusiast!|
1st Saturday of every month
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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The Old Fire House Teen Center features a full-service digital recording studio which is available to members of the community of all ages. Projects ranging from full albums, music school audition tapes, vocals, demos, string sections, film dialogue, sound effects, and much more have been recorded here. The recording studio also provides mixing and mastering services for projects recorded in other locations.
The studio design is flexible enough to accommodate a full rock band or a single vocalist, while providing adequate isolation for great sounding results.
To begin booking, please register & put down your deposit here.
$30/hr Teens in high school
The hourly rate includes the cost of our in-house engineer, who must be present for all sessions. The rate applies to studio time used setting up, tracking, mixing, tearing down and mastering. A deposit equal to the cost of 2 hours is required prior to booking a session. Deposit not refundable upon cancellation. All recording sessions must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Recording sessions scheduled outside out Teen Drop-in hours will require a 4-hour minimum.
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