Field Trips

Alliance Theatre for Youth and Families is a vibrant and creative force in the lives of the region's children and teens (whether from area schools, homeschool groups, or clubs), with a history of more than 70 years. Below are upcoming school-day performances and additional information. 


School Group Reservations are available now for the 2017/18 Season!

To reserve tickets for your school group, call 404.733.4661 or email allianceschoolday@woodruffcenter.org

Alliance Theatre for Youth and Families produces developmentally appropriate shows each season. These productions adhere to the same mission statement as the Alliance Theatre adult programming, which is to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. A major goal of the Alliance Theatre for Youth is to diminish the age gaps between us, and no other regional theatre of the Alliance’s size consistently produces the same quality of work for all age groups.  These plays are chosen with an eye to the needs of school curriculum and the needs of young people and families in our community. They are also chosen to appeal to an age range that extends beyond the target age determination of each.

One play each season is chosen to appeal to elementary school children and their families. This play is produced on the Alliance Stage and is designed to be a spectacular first look at what theatre is, utilizing all that the Alliance Stage has to offer. In this way our youngest people are “immersed” in the magic of theatre. Previous title examples include Charlotte’s WebThe Wizard of OzSeussical the Musical, and Goodnight Moon.

The middle school age Theatre for Youth and Families show is performed in either the intimate setting of our Hertz Stage or on our Alliance Stage. This production seeks to insure a closer identification with the “context” of the piece, which is chosen to appeal to the unique concerns of young people in this age group. Titles have included Courage, Middle School the MusicalThe Miracle Worker, Class of 3000 LIVE. Middle school themed performances have traditionally aligned with character education platforms, while taking a fresh look at new material, often from the perspective of a middle school aged student.

Sometimes, as availability permits, we invite senior citizens from local organizations to join us for school day performances. Senior tickets are $20 each.

Student Matinees

Ticket cost: $12.50 per person with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased

Shakespeare in Love
Oglethorpe University's Conant Center for the Performing Arts, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

Recommended for grades 8+
Thursdays, September 14 & 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL9, ELAGSE11-12RL7

Crossing Delancey
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Recommended for grades 9+
Thursdays, October 26 & November 2, 2017, and Fridays, November 3 & November 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSSOCC2

Native Guard
The Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Recommended for grades 7+
Tuesday - Friday, January 25 - February 2, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL4, ELAGSE9-10SL1, SSUSH8, SSUSH9

Sheltered
Actor's Express, 887 West Marietta St NW, Suite J-107, Atlanta, GA 30318

Recommended for grades 9+
Thursdays, March 15 & 22, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL4, ELAGSE9-10SL1, SSUSH8, SSUSH9

2 One-Act Plays by Pearl Cleage: Hospice + Pointing at the Moon
Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Recommended for grades 9+
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10SL3

 

Family Series Matinees

Ticket cost*: $5.75 per person for Title I schools, $6.50 per person when purchasing 10+ tickets, and $8.50 when purchasing ≤ 9 tickets. Receive one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased.
*Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $13.00 per person with one complimentary ticket for every 20 purchased.

Alice Between
Touring performances

Recommended for grades 4-8
October 25—November 9 & November 27–December 10, 2017
Schedule up to 3 performances a day at your school for $750 per performance. Call 404.733.4605 to book.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL7, ELABSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL7, ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE8RL7

A Christmas Carol
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

Recommended for grades K-12
Tuesday - Friday, December 12 - 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: SSEPF3, SSEMI1, SSWH15

The Jungle Book
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

Recommended for grades K-8
Tuesday - Friday, February 8 - March 2, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. 
Curriculum standards: SKL1, SKL2, S3L2, S4L2, SS7G10, HE5.2

Pre/Post-show Workshops

Interested in enriching and engaging workshops for your students that relate to your Alliance Theatre field trip? Our Pre/Post-show Workshops are a great chance to extend the learning beyond the stage.

If you think your group would like to attend, let our Group Services team know when you are booking your tickets.

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