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. 

Student Matinees
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.

Classroom Workshops
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.

Summer Camps
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.




Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
by August Wilson
SEP 24 - OCT 20, 2013

by Morris Panych
OCT 29 - NOV 17, 2013

Santaland Diaries
by David Sedaris
Dec 3 - DEC 22, 2013
In the Studio Theater

A Christmas Carol
by Hans Christian Andersen
NOV 29 - DEC 22, 2013

Trouble Is My Business

by Joseph Vass
JAN 21 - FEB 16, 2014

by Tom Coash

FEB 25 - MAR 16, 2014

by Nina Raine
MAR 25 - APR 13, 2014

The Savannah Disputation
by Evan Smith
APR 22 - MAY 18, 2014