Content Key

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The content key helps A.R.T. qualify the youngest appropriate age for our audience members based on the content of each show and developmental/curricular guidelines for each grade level.

In addition to age recommendations and a brief overview of the content in the play, we include a list of content categories that audiences often ask us about for each show: Language, Violence, Sexuality, and Substance Use. Each category is rated on a scale of 0 to 5, represented by black dots (), to indicate the prevalence of each content type in the show. If no dots are filled in, that means that type of content is not present in the show. If five dots are filled in, that type of content plays a very prominent role in the show. If three dots are filled in, there’s a fair amount of that type of content.

This key is intended to help you make the best choice for the young audience members in your party. If you have questions about the particular content in each show, please contact the A.R.T. Ticket Services or for more information.

2021/22 Programming

The Arboretum Experience

Options available for ages 5+.

Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic

Recommended for grades 5+.

Macbeth In Stride

Recommended for grades 9+.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Recommended for ages 4+.

WILD: A Musical Becoming

Recommended for grades 7+.

Ocean Filibuster

Recommended for grades 9+.


Recommended for grades 8+.

Past Productions

2019/20 Season

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2018/19 Season

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