Students in a workshop

For Teachers & Schools

We believe that an arts-integrated curriculum serves every student.

The A.R.T. Education Experience engages students by connecting our productions with classroom curriculum and students’ lives. In addition to inspiring creativity, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity in our community, we’re all about supporting teachers with free arts-integrated teaching tools, classroom visits, and discounted tickets to world-class theater at the A.R.T. A listing of our major educational offerings follows, but feel free to contact us for consultation on how to link your visit to the A.R.T. with your curriculum.

School Group Visits to A.R.T. Productions
New for 2017/18: All public K-12 schools qualify for $5 tickets. Student group tickets for independent schools and all colleges/universities are $15. All groups receive free access to curricular materials; a warm welcome at the theater; and attentive, skilled support from A.R.T. staff. Group pricing includes tickets for chaperones and comes without ticket processing fees.

More info on student groups.


Morning Matinees
Each season, we present special morning matinees meant to accommodate daytime field trips for school and community groups. The 2017/18 morning matinees were:
WARHOLCAPOTE – Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 11AM
Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility
– Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11AM
Charlotte’s Web
– ALL performances of Charlotte’s Web are matinee performances beginning at 10AM, 11AM, or 2PM
Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True
– Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11AM
The White Card
– Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11AM (at Emerson’s Orchard Stage in Boston)

Full-color educational magazines include arts-integrated lesson plans, reference guides, fun and informal features, and extension activities.

Theater Tours
School groups may book morning or afternoon free backstage tour of the Loeb Drama Center during weekdays. Tours may be combined with staff interviews, workshops, and more to fit your curriculum.

A.R.T. staff and teaching artists develop custom workshops, classes, and residencies in collaboration with classroom teachers at low to no cost.

Professional Development
Looking to supplement your teaching with theater-based activities or techniques? We work with schools to facilitate professional development training around arts-integrated teaching, curriculum consultations, and connections to A.R.T. productions.

Student Membership & Student Rush Ticket Programs
Discounted tickets are available for any student with an ID. Tickets can be purchased at a deep discount either by purchasing a student membership in advance, or by visiting the box office on the afternoon of the performance. Visit our ticketing policies page for more details.

For more information, or to learn how your school can be involved in the A.R.T.’s education programs, please email the Education Department or call 617.496.2000 x8891.