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Discovery Series

Arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey. For many years, studies have shown that the arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn. In the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Education Navigator, there is overwhelming evidence that theatre, dance, music, visual art, and music all contribute to a student’s success. 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.

This season offers even more innovative and exciting opportunities for you and your students! Each Discovery Series production takes place in the beautiful Victoria Theatre, and has been carefully selected to enhance curriculum connections throughout subject areas. Our customizable Discovery Workshops offer an affordable way to enhance the play-going experience for your students by connecting the themes, styles, and artistry with state and national academic standards. Plus, our free online Resource Guides for each production are full of practical information and grade-specific activities for you and your students.

Our Education & Engagement Department is proud to partner with you and your school to ensure the success of every student. We are excited to share all of the ways these amazing artists can support learning in your classroom. Thank you for choosing the Discovery Series, and making the arts a priority in the academic lives of our young people.

Ordering

Click here for the 2017-2018 Discovery Series order form (PDF).

You can also download the full 2017-2018 Discovery Series brochure (PDF) which contains the order form.

Ordering Tickets for the 2017-2018 Season

  1. CHOOSE! Select the productions you and your students want to see. Payment is due in full two weeks prior to performance or order may be cancelled.
  2. MAIL the order form to Victoria Theatre Association, Discovery Series, 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402; OR
  3. FAX the order form to 937-222-6933 ATTN: Discovery; OR
  4. CALL 937-228-7591, ext. 3039 to reserve over the phone. Please complete the order form before you call so you have all information available, including special needs.

All SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS must be mailed or faxed.

Tickets are $5 for the 2017-2018 Season. Ticket scholarships and busing opportunities are available for schools with financial concerns.

Please review the Discovery Series Payment & Performance Policies.

Resource Guides

Resource guides containing a synopsis, production notes and before-and-after activities are available for each show. You can find them on the show’s page or in our Resource Guide Archive.

Resource Guide Archive

Workshops

This season we are trying something new. 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 one-hour workshop is $125 for every 25 students – whether at the Victoria Theatre or at your school. Remember, workshops are customizable, available year-round, and able to travel to your school.

For more information and to schedule a workshop, contact DeMarcus Suggs, Coordinator – Education & Engagement, at 937-228-7591, ext. 3039. 

Discovery Workshops

Discovery Series

Thank you to our Official Sponsors!

Official Energy Sponsor

Dayton Power & Light Company

Official Internet Service Provider

Datayard

Official Host

Crowne Plaza Dayton

Official Coffee Provider

Boston Stoker

Government Sponsors

Ohio Arts Council and Montgomery County Arts And Cultural District

Shows In This Series

The Wright Stuff: First In Flight

October 12, 2017 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 2-8.
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How I Became A Pirate (Discovery)

November 3, 2017 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Dragons Love Tacos And Other Stories

November 6, 2017 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Doktor Kaboom! Look Out! Science Is Coming!

November 30 - December 1, 2017 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 2-8.
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Martin’s Dream

January 17, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-9.
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Nat Geo Live Discovery: Mireya Mayor

January 29, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-12.
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Maya Angelou, A Writer’s Journey

February 2, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-9.
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Petra And The Wolf

February 14, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades PreK-5.
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Charlotte’s Web

February 21, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Nat Geo Live Discovery: Terry Virts

March 12, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-12.
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All The Way Live!

April 10, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 1-6.
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The Ugly Duckling

May 1, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades PreK-5.
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