For Educators

Theater for Young Audiences Program

Each spring approximately 2,000 students from school districts around Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley experience the joy of live theater through our Theater for Young Audiences program, where we offer deeply discounted tickets to schools.

In 2018, SMP is presenting Nothing is the Same, by Y. York, a comic drama that takes place in Hawaii, just following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and examines friendship and trust when war invades the lives of four 11-year olds in particular. Learn more and register your class to attend our 2018 spring production by completing the online form.

Our Theater for Young Audiences program extends and amplifies classroom learning --- and for many local students, this is the first play they’ve ever seen. Since 2014, Sierra Madre Playhouse has welcomed nearly 4,500 students from 10 school districts around the region to more than 50 special weekday matinees.

Participating students learn about the process and teamwork involved in telling a story on stage, and each teacher is provided with a study guide for reading the book with their students. Lessons are standards-based and engage students in multiple subjects, from Language Arts to STEAM.


Arts for LA LA country arts commission Pasadena Tournament of Roses The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation The Spero Foundation Sierra Madre Community Foundation