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 2018/19 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 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 

A Midsummer Night's Dream*
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

A world premiere adaptation of Shakespeare's most popular comedy presented in the heart of Atlanta's most stunning outdoor venue.  
Recommended for grades 6+
September 13 - October 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE8RL6, ELAGSE9-10RL4, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL4, ELAGSE11-12RL5 
*Your ticket for A Midsummer Night's Dream does not include admission into the Garden. For more information about Garden visits please email registrar@atlantabg.org.
Study Guide: A Midsummer Night's Dream 

Nick's Flamingo Grill
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre
Based on a true story, this new jazz musical follows two WWII vets as they open Atlanta's first integrated jazz club.  
Recommended for grades 9+
October 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL1, SSUSH19, SSWH19, SSUSH21 
Study Guide: Nick's Flamingo Grill

Knead
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre

An attempt to follow her late mother's classic recipes leads one woman on a charming and comical reflection on her life.
Recommended for grades 9+
November 29, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSUSH21, MLI.INT1, MLI.INT2, MLI.CU1 
Study Guide: Knead

Ever After
The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre

A captivating musical based on the hit film, Ever After celebrates the true magic at the heart of the beloved Cinderella story — the strength of the human spirit.
Recommended for grades 4+
Due to high demand, reservations are waitlist only. Please call for further details.
Curriculum standards: SSWH9b, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE6RL7, ELAGSE6RL9, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL9 

Goodnight, Tyler
Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre
Tyler Evans haunts his best friend in a desperate attempt to control the contradicting narratives of his untimely passing.  A contemporary and unexpectedly humorous drama.  Winner for the 2019 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition
Recommended for grades 8+
Due to high demand, reservations are waitlist only. Please call for further details.


Curriculum standards: ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE8RL7, ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSSocC1, SSSocIC1

Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous
The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre
Two former activists find their friendship challenged when old and modern ideals clash. A heartwarming and fun new play by Atlanta favorite, Pearl Cleage.
Recommended for grades 9+
April 11, 2019, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL4, ELAGSE9-10RL9, ELAGSE11-12RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL6, ELAGSE11-12SL1, SSCG8, SSCG15, SSCG16

 

Family Series Matinees

Ticket cost*: $5.75 per person for Title 1 schools online, $6.50 per person when purchasing 10+ tickets, and $8.50 when purchasing ≤ 9 tickets (this applies for The Wizard of Oz only.)
*Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $14.00 per person.
*Tickets for Winnie-the-Pooh are $15.20 for adults, $9.76 for ages 6-17, $5.13 for ages 2-5, and free for children under 2.  

Winnie-the-Pooh
Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center

A musical journey through the Hundred Acre Wood featuring A. A. Milne's most beloved characters and everyone's favorite bear.
Recommended for all ages
June 7 - July 15, 2018
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE1RL2, ELAGSE1RL3, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE3RL5, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL7 

Paige in Full
Rich Theatre
A one-woman "visual mix-tape" blending poetry, dance, and music to examine how ethnicity and pop-culture shape our identity. 
Recommended for grades 4-8
October 8 - 19, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. & 11:45 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE6RL7, ELAGSE7RL5, ELAGSE7SL2, ELAGSE8RL3, DMSARE.1, DMASCO.1
Study Guide: Paige in Full

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

A Broadway-scale production of Charles Dickens's classic Holiday story with beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta cast.  
Recommended for grades K-12
December 10 - 17, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE1SL2, ELAGSE6SL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSEPF3, SSEMI1, SSWH15

The Wizard of Oz
Rich Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center

A 70-minute adaptation of L. Frank Baum's iconic story featuring hit songs from the 1939 film including "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  While remaining true to the well-known story and familiar characters, the Alliance’s version of The Wizard of Oz uniquely draws inspiration from American Folk Art to create a magical production that will surprise and delight. 
Recommended for grades K-8
March 6 - April 12, 2019, at 9:45 a.m. & 11:45 a.m. 
Curriculum standards: ELAGSE1RL3, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE3RL5, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL7, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL5, ELAGSE7RL7, ELAGSE7SL2

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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