Portland Stage's Education programs offer a diverse range of arts experiences to students in grades K-12.
For more information on all of our Education and Outreach Programs, call the Education Department at 207-774-1043 ext. 104.
Education & Outreach Programs
Culture Club - Portland
A collaboration between Portland Stage, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Portland Ovations to bring accessible, consistent, diverse, high quality arts experiences to students in Portland Public Schools.
Theater for Kids
Uses children's literature to spark imaginations and teach theatrical skills to kids from Pre-K to 5th grade through a variety of programming.
Play Me A Story
Saturday morning program that uses children's books to bring stories to life. Kids see a performance, then work with professional actors in a workshop that engages their minds, bodies and imaginations.
PLAY - Schools Outreach
Brings professional theater education to local elementary schools presenting an in-school version of the Play Me A Story performance/workshop program.
The Early Show Program offers student groups from middle and high schools in Maine and New Hampshire discounted tickets for student matinees.
Teachers and students can enhance their theatrical experience with our resource guide PlayNotes, produced for each Mainstage show.
Brings Portland Stage Teaching Artists to regional middle and high schools to enhance the experience of students with pre- and post-show workshops in their own classrooms.
Young Writers Project
An annual opportunity for high school students from Maine and New Hampshire to submit short plays or monologues for performance at Portland Stage.
After School Acting Classes
Give students a chance to develop acting, collaboration, and teamwork skills in fun, interactive after school workshops led by Portland Stage teaching artists.
Theme-based week-long camps held in June, July, and August in which students use the creative process to express themselves through acting, directing, production projects and collaboration with other campers.
Portland Stage's Intern Company introduces recent college graduates to the world of professional theater, giving 10-11 interns the opportunity to play an integral role in producing a Portland Stage season.