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. 

2021/22 Field Trips, Grades K-12

The Alliance Theatre will offer both in-person and virtual field trips during the 2021/22 season. 

To reserve tickets for your school group, call 404.733.4690 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 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.

Data Shows Arts Field Trips Improve Test Scores & Social-Emotional Skills 

DARLIN' CORY (In-Person & Virtual)
A haunting new musical by novelist & playwright Phillip DePoy and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.
In-Person Dates: Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $12.50 per person
Virtual Dates: September 27 – October 17, 2021
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL9, ELAGSE11-12RL2, ELAGSE11-12RL5,
SSSocC3, SSSoclC1, TAHSMT.RE.2, TAHSTL.CN.1
Recommended Grades: 9 – 12
Content Warning: Addresses topics including sexual assault, domestic violence, and the oppression of women.

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The New Black Fest's HANDS UP: 7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS (In-Person & Virtual)
A powerful depiction of what it means to be Black in America.
In-Person Dates: October 27 & 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $12.50 per person
Virtual Dates: October 25 – November 14, 2021
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL2, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL2, ELAGSE11-12RL3, SSSocSC4, SSSoclC1, SSSoclC2, TAHSAD.CN.2, TAHSFT.CN.1, TAHSFT.CN.2, TAHSTL.PR.1
Recommended Grades: 9 – 12
Content Warning: Contains mature language and topics of racial trauma and systemic oppression.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (In-Person & Virtual)
An elaborate new staging of the beloved holiday production.
In-Person Dates: December 1, 2, 9 & 16, 2021 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $13.00 per person 
In-Person COVID-19 Policy: All students, teachers, and guests will be required to wear a face mask while indoors at all times.  If the students do not have face masks, disposable face masks will be provided for them upon arrival.  For additional questions, please contact Jocelyn Rick.
Virtual Dates: December 17, 2021 – January 7, 2022
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE2RL3, ELAGSE2RL5, ELAGSE2RL6, ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RL5, ELAGSE4RL7, ELAGSE6RL5, ELAGSE7RL9, ELAGSE8RL7, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE11-12RL9, SS2E1, SS2E3, SS2E4, SS4E2, SS6E13, SSSocC3, SSSocSC4, SSSocIC1, TA.RE.1, TA.RE.2, TA.CN.2, TAHSFT.CN.1
Recommended Grades: All Ages

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DREAM HOU$E (In-Person & Virtual)
Two sisters must decide if cashing in is selling out when they join a reality show to sell their family home.
In-Person Dates: February 3, 2022 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $12.50 per person 
Virtual Dates: February 7-27, 2022
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE11-12RL5, MLALL6.INT1.B., MLDCH7.INT1.D., MLDCH8.INT1.B., SNS3.INT1.A., TA6.CN.2, TA7.CN.2, TA8.RE.1, TAHSA.CN.2, TAHSTL.RE.1
Recommended Grades: Grades 6 – 12

TONI STONE (In-Person & Virtual)
The fascinating untold story of the first woman to play professional baseball.
In-Person Dates: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $12.50 per person
Virtual Dates: February 21 – March 13, 2022
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE9-10RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL4, ELAGSE9-10RL5, ELAGSE9-10RI7, ELAGSE11-12RL1, ELAGSE11-12RL5, SSCG7, SSSoclC1, TAHSAD.PR.2, TAHSAD.RE.2, TAHSFT.CN.1, TAHSFT.CN.2
Recommended Grades: 9 – 12
Content Warning: Contains mature language on topics of racism, sexism, and sexual harassment.

BINA'S SIX APPLES (In-Person & Virtual)
Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, Bina's Six Apples is a story of one girl’s difficult quest for a place to call home.
In-Person Dates: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:30 AM
In-Person Price: $6.50 per person // $5.75 per person (Title I)
Virtual Dates: March 21 – April 10, 2022
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE4RL3, ELAGSE4RL5, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL3, ELAGSE5RL5, ELAGSE6RL3, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE8RL3, ELAGSE9-10RL3, SS5H5, SS7G9, TA.RE.1, TA.RE.2, TA.CN.2, TAHSFT.CR.2
Recommended Grades: 4 – 10

SIT-IN (Virtual)
Featuring a mixture of Civil Rights anthems and new freedom songs, this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history.
Virtual Dates: Available year round 
Virtual Price: $5.00 per person (classroom) // $3.00 per person (grade level)
Curriculum Standards: ELAGSE1RL2, ELAGSE1RL3, ELAGSE1RL7, ELAGSE1RL9, ELAGSE3RL3, ELAGSE5RL2, ELAGSE5RL7, SS5H6, SS8H11
Recommended Grades: K – 6
Study Guide
Creative Team Talkback

Pre/Post-Show Workshops

Interested in enriching and engaging workshops for your students that relate to your Alliance Theatre field trip? Pre/post-show workshops are a great chance to extend learning beyond the stage and can occur virtually or in-person. Pre/post-show workshops can be drama-based or literacy-based.

Drama-based workshops focus on using the tools of the actor (voice, body, and imagination) to explore moments from the play. Students will act as the characters themselves, recreate scenes from the play, and/or explore central themes. 

Literacy-based workshops make a stronger connection to school curriculum and grade level standards. For example, students explore the characteristics and qualities of the main characters, setting, problem/solution, etc. through arts-integrated exercises.

If your group would like to attend a pre/post-show workshop, please fill out the form at the link below. We recommend that you book your group's tickets to a production before initiating plans for a pre- or post-show workshop.

Workshop Interest Form

2021/22 Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Field Trips, Ages 0-5

For field trips, group sales, touring information, and pricing email attvy@alliancetheatre.org

SOUNDS OF THE WEST END (Virtual)
A 4-episode aural adventure that will immerse you in the sounds of Atlanta's historic West End neighborhood.
Virtual Dates: Available starting August 17, 2021
Recommended Ages: 2 – 5

THE CURIOUS CARDINAL (Virtual)
This animated short celebrates the majesty of the natural habitats of GA and the daily adventures of an ever-changing world.
Virtual Dates: Available November, 2021
Recommended Ages: 2 – 5

(KNOCK, KNOCK) (In-Person & Virtual)
A floor to floor adventure, meeting and celebrating the holidays with a variety of friends who all call The Apartment Building home.
Dates: December 3-23, 2021
Virtual Dates: December 13, 2021 – January 6, 2022
Recommended Ages: 0 – 5

DO YOU LOVE THE DARK? (In-Person & Virtual)
An interactive play that invites the audience on an unforgettable journey to not only conquer the fear of the unknown, but to transform it into love.
Dates: January 20 – February 27, 2022
Virtual Dates: February 7 – March 13, 2022
Recommended Ages: 0 – 5

IN MY GRANNY'S GARDEN (In-Person & Virtual)
Explore the glory of growing your own food, and discover the one superpower that fuels Granny’s garden.
Dates: March 16 – April 24, 2022
Virtual Dates: April 4 – May 8, 2022
Recommended Ages: 0 – 5

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