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Discovery Series

Arts education is an essential component of every student’s academic journey and this new season is full of innovative and exciting opportunities for you and your students! Each Discovery Series production has been carefully selected to enhance curriculum connections throughout subject areas. For many years, studies have shown the arts have a real impact on a student’s reading and language skills, mathematics skills, thinking skills, social skills, and motivation to learn. 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.

Ordering

Click here for the 2018-2019 Discovery Series order form (PDF).

You can also download the full 2018-2019 Discovery Series brochure (PDF) which contains the order form.

Ordering Tickets for the 2018-2019 Season

  1. CHOOSE! Select the productions you and your students want to see. Payment is due in full four 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 2018-2019 Season. Ticket scholarships and busing opportunities are available for schools with financial concerns.

Please review the Discovery Series Payment & Performance Policies.

Resource Guides

Our free online Resource Guides for each production are full of practical information and grade-specific activities for you and your students. 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

Our new Discovery Workshops offer even more flexibility and affordability to enhance the play-going experience for your students. These workshops can be booked throughout the school year, and done at our theatre or your school. Each workshop connects important themes, styles, and artistry with state and national academic standards.

These one-hour workshop are $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 VTA’s Education & Engagement Department at 937-228-7591, ext. 3039. 

Discovery Workshops

Arts Annex

We are also excited to announce VTA’s newest theatre space: the Arts Annex. Located at the corner of Second and Ludlow across from the Schuster Center, this 250-seat theatre will offer our Discovery Series teachers and students a more intimate experience.

Thank you!

We look forward to sharing all the ways these amazing experiences 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.

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

Charlotte’s Web

October 17 - October 18, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Amelia Earhart

November 6, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-8.
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Biscuit

November 13, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades PreK-2.
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Doktor Kaboom! And The Wheel Of Science

November 28 - November 29, 2018 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 2-8.
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Rainbow Fish

January 30, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades PreK-2.
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Rosa Parks

February 7, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-8.
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Lyric Fire: Dunbar In Motion

February 19, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 2-8.
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The Dinosaur Quest Of Dr. T-Rex

February 22, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-8.
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How To Survive Middle School (Discovery)

February 25, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 5-9.
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A Sick Day For Amos McGee

February 27, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Nat Geo Live Discovery: Mark Synnott

March 11, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-12.
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Hope Takes Flight

April 10, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades K-5.
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Full STEAM Ahead With Mister C

May 7, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 2-8.
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The Young King (Discovery)

May 8 - May 10, 2019 | Discovery Series
Best for grades 3-12.
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