Join Portland Stage as we discuss, debate, and explore the plays on our stage! Portland Stage is dedicated to bringing exciting theater, inspiring conversation, and thought-provoking literature to a wide audience of youth and adult learners. Whether you take part in a discussion, subscribe to the PlayNotes Resource Guide, or bring a group of students to see a performance, there is something here for everyone.
How would you like to participate?
For more information on all of our Education and Outreach Programs, call the Education Department at 207-774-1043 ext. 104.
Education & Outreach Programs
The Early Show Program offers student groups from middle and high schools in Maine and New Hampshire discounted tickets for student matinees.
Subscribers, audience members, and teachers can enhance their theatrical experience with our resource guide PlayNotes, produced for each Mainstage show.
Theater for Kids
Uses children's literature to spark imaginations and teach theatrical skills to kids, presenting Summer Theater Camps and weekly "Play Me A Story" readings & workshops on Saturday mornings.
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.
Culture Club - Portland
A collaborative program of 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.
Discussion Programs for the General Public
Three free audience discussion series held during the run of each production on our Mainstage.
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.
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.