Any participant eighteen years or older who is not a cast member of the current show is required to have a Background Pass in order to work with or come in contact with our youth performers or to gain access to restricted backstage areas during shows or other times designated by the North Texas Performing Arts family of theatres.

All NTPA Board Members and Staff must also undergo this background review process.

An objective third-party officer of the court evaluates the participants report against NTPA’s adopted policy and approves those applicants that qualify.  No NTPA personnel or Board Member has visibility to or reviews any volunteer’s background report.

Click on the link below in order to submit your information for a CONFIDENTIAL background check.

Once you are approved, your name will be added to the list of those approved for a period of two years.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact backgroundchecks@ntpa.org.

By applying for a backstage access pass: I HEREBY GIVE MY PERMISSION FOR THE NORTH TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION RELATING TO MY CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD. THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD, AS RECEIVED FROM THE REPORTING AGENCY, MAY INCLUDE ARREST AND CONVICTION DATA AS WELL AS PLEA BARGAINS AND DEFERRED ADJUDICATIONS AND DELINQUENT CONDUCT COMMITTED AS A JUVENILE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED, IN PART TO DETERMINE MY ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES WITH NORTH TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT AS LONG AS I REMAIN AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT, THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK MAY BE REPEATED AT ANY TIME. I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE CRIMINAL HISTORY AS RECEIVED BY NORTH TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS AND A PROCEDURE IS AVAILABLE IF I DISPUTE THE RECORD AS RECEIVED. I UNDERSTAND THIS PROCESS IS CONFIDENTIALLY ADMINISTERED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Backstage Pass Application