Education Experience

Plough and the Stars in-school workshop October 2016

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, free classroom visits, and subsidized 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.

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 per person. 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. For more information on reserving tickets for student groups, click here.


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 are:

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)

For more information on the shows listed above, click here.

For more information on reserving tickets for student groups, click here.


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

Explore the A.R.T. Toolkit Library!

The Education Experience primarily serves teachers and students through grade 12 in the Boston area. However, student ticket pricing is also available for university groups, and the A.R.T. offers the following benefits for students of all ages:

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.

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.

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