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 2019/20 Season!

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

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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 will be produced in the Rich Theatre and is designed to be a spectacular first look at what theatre is, utilizing all that the Alliance has to offer. In this way our youngest people are “immersed” in the magic of theatre. Previous title examples include Charlotte’s WebThe Jungle BookSeussical the Musical, and Goodnight Moon.

The middle school age Theatre for Youth and Families show is also performed in the Rich Theatre. 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, and Slur. 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 

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Becoming Nancy
Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

The huge-hearted new musical that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight.
September 26th & October 3rd, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE8RL7, ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL5
(Suggested Grades 8 – 12)
Advisory: Adult language used in show
Study Guide: Becoming Nancy

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Maybe Happy Ending
Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre
Looking past our era of technology-driven isolation, this award-winning musical imagines a magical and bittersweet reawakening to the things that make us human.
February 6th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL5
(Suggested Grades 8-12)

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Seize the King
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

A propulsive and timely modern reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III.
February 25th & 27th; March 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL9, ELAGSE11-12RL1, ELAGSE11-12RL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL4, ELAGSE11-12RL7
(Suggested Grades 9-12)
Advisory: Some adult language used in show

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53% Of
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre
A humorous, even-handed, and strikingly honest examination of Americans on both sides of the debate about what will truly make America great again.
April 16th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL1, ELAGSE11-12RL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL6, SSCG10, SSCG16, SSSocC1, SSSocC3, SSocIC1
(Suggested Grades 11-12)
Advisory: Adult language used in show

Family Series Matinees

Ticket cost*: $5.75 per person for Title 1 schools, $6.50 per person when purchasing 10+ tickets, and $8.50 when purchasing ≤ 9 tickets.
*Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $14.00 per person.
*Tickets for Max Makes a Million are $15.20 for adults, $9.76 for ages 6-17, $5.95 for ages 2-5, and free for children under 2.  

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Max Makes a Million
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

Follow Max Stravinsky the beat-poet dog on his quest to get to Paris and celebrate those wishful thinkers who dare to dream beyond what seems possible.
June 20 - July 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. (Tuesday - Friday)
1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. (Saturday & Sunday)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE1RL2, ELAGSE1RL3, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL7
(Suggested for ALL Grade Levels)

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Ghost
Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center
The Alliance’s fall production for middle and high school audiences, Ghost teaches the importance of finding your team.
October 21st - November 15th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE6RL2, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE6RL7, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL4, ELAGSE7RL6, ELAGSE7RL7, ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE8RL7
(Suggested Grades 5 – 8)
Study Guide: Ghost

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A Christmas Carol
Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with the beloved Dickens classic in this Broadway-scale production with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast.
November 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd; December 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 17th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE1SL2, ELAGSE6SL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSEPF3, SSEMI1, SSWH15
(Suggested for ALL Grade Levels)

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience
Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

With tail-shaking tunes, empowering messages of individuality, and classic Mo Willems humor, this musical is sure to rock audiences of all ages.
March 4th at 11:45 a.m.; March 5th - 26th, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSEKRL3, ELAGSE1RL3, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE2RL3, ELAGSE2RL6, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL3, SKL2, S1L1, S4L1, ESGM2.CN.2
(Suggested Grades K – 6)
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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