For Teachers

Professional Development
Collaborative Creation

Join Education Director Hannah Cordes for a virtual workshop on creating, writing, and devising with students (ideal for teachers who work with grades 3-12 as well as college-level students or adults). The workshop will consist of a series of activities, games, prompts, and processes for collaborative creation and generating ideas/material. Educators of all disciplines are welcome!

Register for the synchronous session or sign up for access to the recording. This professional development workshop is offered on a sliding scale from $0-$35. Please select the option that feels the most appropriate for you.

Rescheduled, check back soon for a new date


Other Professional Development (Contact us to schedule for your school/organization)

  1. Theater and Literacy: using theatrical tools to enhance connections to the written word, encourage character/story recall, inspire active storytelling, and engage further with text.
  2. Collaboration and Team-Building

If you have other ideas of ways that our team could connect with you through Professional Development, email us and we would love to brainstorm with you! 

In-School Programs

At Portland Stage, we have developed a series of Education Programs for Elementary, Middle, and High School levels that connect to and reinforce State & National Standards. Our In-School programming focuses on building and enhancing literacy, cultural awareness, collaborative play, and creative thinking through a multidimensional approach to learning. All programs are accompanied by a comprehensive resource guide to enhance and support student/teacher engagement. We offer virtual & in-person programming. To learn about our programs, click here. 

Teachers’ Night Out

Annually Portland Stage offer a Teachers’ Night Out. The evening begins with a reception in our Theater for Kids space where you will have the opportunity to learn more about our education programming, followed by a complimentary performance for you & a guest to one of our Mainstage productions.



Would you need financial support to pay for transportation to Portland Stage? The Maine Arts Commission’s program Ticket to Ride may be able to help. This program provides funding to defray the cost of travel for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts based venues and events as part of a well-rounded curriculum. The goals of the trip should support student learning and be aligned with the visual and/or performing arts standards. For more information or to access the application, please click here.


The Target Field Trip Grants program provides funds for K-12 field trips in order to give students throughout the country the opportunity to explore more of the world outside the classroom. Grants of up to $700 each will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who are employed by accredited K-12 public, private, or charter schools. (Parents, volunteers, after-school programs, Pre-K groups, and childcare centers are not eligible to apply.) Funds may be used to cover trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.  Visit the Target website to learn more about the program and find application deadlines.