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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.

Community

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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Educators

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?

  • This past season, our Education & Engagement programs reached more than 105,000 people in the Miami Valley.
  • More than 27,000 students from 14 counties and 92 school districts attended the Discovery Series during our 2017-2018 Season.
  • The 2018 Visual Voices exhibit reached 49,000 patrons while on display in the Schuster Center.
  • 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 expanded its sensory-friendly performances for the 2017-2018 Morris Furniture Co.’s Family Series with performances of JOURNEY TO OZ and GO, DOG. GO! During the 2018-2019 Season, families can enjoy even more sensory-friendly performances with THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVOURITES, HOW TO SURVIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL, and THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: LOST IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM — all performed in a safe and judgement-free environment.
  • In the multi-generational engagement project, One Small Voice: Women Who Rock, 21 women ages 14-55 completed a six-week singer-songwriter experience which immersed them in the music industry, culminating in the creation of a signature song which participants professionally recorded and performed live.
  • The Miami Valley High School Theatre Awards (MVHSTAs) and Awards Showcase are designed to celebrate, support, and advocate for high school theatre education throughout the Miami Valley region. The program celebrates high school plays, musicals, students, and educators by formally recognizing the extraordinary achievements of our community’s productions. For more information, go to mvhsta.org.