Education Nights Information


Education Nights at The Public are an exclusive performance for youth, ages 12-18, to attend a production in the Russell Hill Rogers Theater at The San Pedro Playhouse. These performances provide access to educational learning experiences in the creative arts and live theater. Also, performances foster positive youth development and individual personal growth through increased self-expression, social engagement and exposure to potential career opportunities. Education nights are made possible through the generosity of foundations and corporations.


Education Nights provide a no-cost opportunity for low-income students and disadvantaged community members to attend a live theater performance. The performance will include a post show interactive discussion with the stage actors and production crew on the show's theme, personal reflections, and career opportunities in theater. Participating classrooms/youth programs will receive an information guide approximately 6 weeks prior to the scheduled performance to familiarize students with the theater performance and integrate additional learning opportunities. The guides contain a plot summary, character information, and activities that help establish the historical, literary and cultural context of the play. Information guides are designed to be classroom ready, allowing educators to duplicate materials for easy distribution to students. All program participants will receive a post-performance survey to provide feedback on the quality of their learning experience and quality of the performance.


Education Nights Include:​

  • Complimentary tickets for youth and adult chaperones to a live theater performance.
  • Participation in talkback with production cast and crew members.
  • An information guide with additional learning activities that can be conducted to assist in navigating the theme of the production, as well as relationg the performance to present day issues. Information guides will be available approximately 6 weeks prior to the production/performance.



2017/2018 Season Education Night Performances


The Bridges of Madison County

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Mamma Mia!

Thursday, July 19, 2018




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