Portland Stage offers vital theater arts education for grades pre-K through high school through In-Theater and In-School programming. In-Theater programming in our Theater For Kids Storefront Space includes classes, camps, workshops, and more! In-School programs connect and reinforce Common Core Standards and are designed to grow with students as they progress through all grade levels.

As a leading cultural arts institution, education is central to the Mission of Portland Stage.  All classes and workshops are taught by professionally trained Teaching Artists and focus on literacy, cultural awareness, imaginative problem-solving, collaborative play, and creative thinking. Our teaching philosophy highlights process over product, deepening students’ ability to analyze, synthesize, and think critically while making connections to the thoughts and ideas behind the written word.

Portland Stage Education strives to welcome and celebrate all people regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, national origin, religion, gender identity, neurological, or physical ability.

For more information call 207.774.1043 x104 or click here to send an email.

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In-Theater Programs: ‘Theater for Kids’

Play Me a Story (Ages 4-7)
After School Classes (Grades 5-12)
Shakespeare Teen Company (Grades 7-12)
High School Intensives (Grades 9-12)
Vacation Camps (Grades 3-6)
Summer Camps (Grades K-12)
Virtual Education Resources (Grades pre-k-12)


In-School Programs 

PLAY Program (Grades K-4)
Holiday Show (Grades 3-12)
Directors Lab (Grades 5-12)
Student Matinees (Grades 5-12)
Virtual Education Resources (Grades pre-k-12)


Portland Stage would like to thank the Onion Foundation, Maine Arts Commission, Sam L. Cohen Foundation, The Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Margaret Burnham Charitable Trust, and the Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation for their generous support of our K-12 Education Programs.

Portland Stage would like to thank Susie Konkel for her support of our In-Theater programming.