Theater Arts Education
The Palace Theater runs a six-week after-school workshop each year for interested middle and high school students in the community. Each program explores the plot, characters, and music of one of our Broadway Series shows as well as connecting the show's themes to current events.
The education program is facilitated by professional teaching artists and guest speakers. Participation is free and includes a complimentary ticket to the studied Broadway show.
Speech and Style: The Myth of Perfection
January – February 2023
This season's 6-week after school arts-based program, based on My Fair Lady, will examine the roles that language and appearance play in social identity. Students will explore concepts of class and gender while challenging stereotypes through creative expression, theater games, and critical analysis.
This free program is open to local 6-12 graders. As part of the program, students will attend a performance of My Fair Lady at the Palace.
This program is made possible thanks to the generosity of the American Savings Foundation.
Behind the Scenes: Exploring Careers in Technical Theater
March – April 2023
This new after-school program is part of the Waterbury Public Schools Enrichment Project and is open to 11 & 12 graders enrolled in the Waterbury Public Schools.
The free 8-session after-school workshop series is an interactive career exploration and theater appreciation program and includes a ticket to see Fiddler on the Roof.
After a dive into the plot, characters, and setting of Fiddler on the Roof, students will learn about potential careers in the backstage & administration worlds of theater, including costume, lighting and set designers, stage and theater management. Students will think about how they would design and promote a production of Fiddler on the Roof!
For registration information, please fill out the form below.
Photo Credit: Marianna Vagnini-Dadamo; Palace Theater