Discovery Series Workshops

We have created a variety of exciting and educational workshops for you and your students that are available ALL YEAR LONG! That means you can still book a workshop the day you see one of our performances, or you can book a workshop on another day.

Each workshop below uses active techniques to expand your students’ creative and critical thinking skills, leadership and collaboration skills, communication and problem-solving skills, and much more. Each one-hour workshop is $125 for every 25 students – whether at the Victoria Theatre or at your school. Remember, workshops can also be customized, are available year-round, and can travel to your school.

To book a workshop, or for more information, contact VTA’s Education & Engagement Department at 937-228-7591, ext. 3039. 

Books Alive

Early childhood educators agree reading readiness is an essential component that impacts a young student’s success in the classroom. A vital part of reading readiness is making reading fun, so in this workshop, we make books come alive! Using Eric Carle’s charming picture books to encourage children to use their senses in the reading experience, this workshop uses several of his colorful stories to explore new pathways to acquiring language skills through creative playmaking.

Recommended for grades PreK-2.

Speak Up, Speak Out Anti-Bullying Workshops

What does it mean to be a bully, a bystander, and an upstander? In this workshop, students will identify the different roles people play in a bullying scenario. Using creative role-play, students will explore what it means to bully others and what it means to accept others for their differences.

Recommended for grades 2-6.

Character Creations

How do performers use their imaginations to bring characters to life? To make their performances believable, actors use three tools: the voice, the body, and the imagination. In this workshop, students will use these three tools to “get into character” and embark on a character adventure.

Recommended for grades 2-6.

Becoming A Storyteller

Where are you from? Writing a story can be intimidating – especially if it’s the biography of someone we know very well. In this creative workshop, students will use the powerful stories of Amelia Earhart, Mark Synnott, and Rosa Parks as inspiration to begin writing an autobiography of the most important person in the world – you!

Recommended for grades 3-7.

The Mask Menagerie

Great stories require great imagination! In this workshop, students will learn about the ancient art of mask making. Then, they will use their own imagination to design and create a mask inspired by their favorite character.

Recommended for grades 4-12.

Sensory Adventure

The world becomes even more amazing when you draw a child’s attention to their five senses. In this workshop, students will be led through a creative exploration that brings a story to life by using sights, smells, textures, sounds, and movement. This workshop, while appropriate for all students, has specifically been designed for students who have sensory-processing or other disorders that make exploring the senses challenging.

Recommended for grades 4-12.


Natalie Katona
Coordinator – Education & Engagement
937-228-7591, ext. 3039