TheatreWorks for Schools

We bring the most innovative, applicable, and powerful arts education resources to Bay Area schools. The wisdom of teaching core curriculum through an art form is proven to be a fantastic way to address all learning styles—it’s fun, active, and opens profound analytical connections in your students.

"My husband and I believe strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders of tomorrow."
—First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Student Matinees

Bring contemporary issues and core subjects alive through theatre. Give your students an experience they will never forget! Participating schools receive a study guide as well as an in-school, pre-show workshop and a post-show talk-back with the cast.

Upcoming Student Matinees:

  • Once on This Island: SOLD OUT! Currently accepting waiting list reservations
  • Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • The Lake Effect
  • Fire on the Mountain

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In-Class Residencies

These 10-day residencies strengthen standards-based learning through the integration of theatre.  Use the arts to support your teaching, spark understanding, and create a safe and active classroom for all learners.

Playing with Poetry
Playing with Science
Playing with Math
TELL: Theatre for English Language Learners

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Young Playwrights Project

Write On!  The Young Playwrights Project pairs Bay Area high school students with professional playwrights for two months to learn the craft of dramatic writing. The project then culminates in an awesome night of final performances!  Please join us for an evening of new works written by the next generation of playwrights.

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Young Storytellers Lab

Write On! TheatreWorks is proud to launch a new literary-performance based program with the Young Storytellers Lab. These two week residencies focus on the art of storytelling, from the writing of it to the final staging. Students get a unique opportunity to find their voice and share it with the world.

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Touring Assemblies

Oskar and The Big Bully Battle is back for another tour in Spring 2014! Book your school’s performance now, with shows running from February 24-March 21, 2014.

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Children's Healing Project

Each year TheatreWorks continues to bring joy and laughter to patients at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  Throughout the school year, two gifted Teaching Artists visit the hospital and serve patients and their siblings in elementary, middle, and high school. 

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