The educational programs at Northern Stage seek to engage local students of all ages in exploring the world of theater while challenging their beliefs about the world around them. We meet each student at his or her own level and seek to build confidence, knowledge, and a love of theater in a professional environment. We hope that participating in classes and workshops at Northern Stage will help make theater a meaningful part of lives now and in the years to come. To learn more about our Education Programs, download our one-page flier by clicking here.
The mission of BridgeUP: Theater in the Schools is to increase theater access and learning resources for 4-6 grade students throughout Vermont and New Hampshire through programs that bring artists into the classroom, support the curricular needs of underserved schools, and introduce young people to theater through low‐cost access to professional productions. Northern Stage partners with area elementary and middle schools to offer a five-week residency program of performative experiential learning that supports the curriculum of the classroom. We offer two programs — one focused on Shakespeare and one on Musical Theater (emphasis on literature-based musicals such as Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach).
Northern Stage offers school-time matinees of selected professional productions. Student’s imaginations are nourished under the lights and action of full-length productions at a discounted price. Before the show, students receive a study guide to use at a post-show conversation with professional actors immediately following the performance. Generously sponsored by the Pussycat Foundation, Hypertherm Owner’s Philanthropic Endeavors Foundation, and Couch Family Foundation.