Create & Learn

Victoria Theatre Association’s Education & Engagement programs enrich the lives, learning and leisure of Miami Valley residents by providing free and low-cost creative experiences that are varied, diverse and accessible. We believe everyone in our community deserves to experience the arts and express themselves creatively regardless of skill level, age, gender, race, ethnicity, abilities or socioeconomic status and our many community collaborations enable us to fulfill that belief.


Our community programs don’t just happen at the theatre. We also bring creativity out into the community through our involvement with local schools, EbonNia Gallery and SHANGO: Center for the Study of African-American Art and Culture, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and many other community projects.

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From our opening night Teacher’s Lounge, to our professional development and workshops, to our resource guides, we make introducing creativity into the classroom easier for teachers.

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Student & Pre-Professional Intensives, Camps & Classes

Know a theatre kid? Make sure they know about our performance based intensives, camps and classes!

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Discovery Series

The Discovery Series presents school-day matinees of carefully selected shows designed to enhance curriculum connections throughout subject areas. By adding a Discovery Series experience to your academic calendar, you will be inspiring new pathways for achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Guess what?

  • Our Education and Engagement programs touch more than 100,000 lives in the Miami Valley every year.
  • A variety of hands-on programs and workshops engaged more than 94,600 students and adults each year.
  • More than 22,000 students from more than 17 counties and 51 school districts attended the Discovery Series during our 2014-2015 Season.
  • The Teacher’s Lounge invites local educators to opening night of Broadway shows at a reduced ticket price with their own private reception beforehand.
  • VTA has taught summer school workshops in Trotwood, Mad River and Dayton Public Schools as part of the BELL Enrichment Program and Freedom Schools.
  • Our Art F.O.R.C.E.™ programs use meditative arts practices to help spouses and children cope with the stresses of military life.