Past Theater for Young Audiences Productions

Since 2014, our Theater for Young Audiences program has allowed nearly 10,000 students from 12 school districts to experience high-quality, live theater, many of them for the very first time.
More than just “going to see a play,” the program engages students in the art of theater, beginning with a standards-based study guide that prepares them to recognize and reflect upon the tools and processes used to tell a story on stage. Student learning is extended through a pre-show lesson with a theater educator and a post-show Q and A session with the cast.

Stuart Little

[Photo: Diane Siegel]

Nothing is the Same [2018]

A Wrinkle In Time [2017]

[Photo: Gina Long]

Charlotte's Web [2016]

Einstein is a Dummy

[Photo: John Dlugolecki Photography]

Battledrum [2014]

[Photo: Gina Long]


“I wanted to let you know how much we loved the play! The Sierra Madre Playhouse is such a

cozy, comfortable, and historic venue, we would love to come back again."  – 3rd grade teacher, Longley Way Elementary, Arcadia

“My colleague and I adored our time at the playhouse today! It is by far the best theater field

trip we have had the opportunity to enjoy. We look forward to a yearly visit.” – 2nd grade teacher, Camino Grove Elementary, Arcadia

“We had a wonderful time visiting the theater yesterday! It was a lovely first-time experience for many of our students." – 1st grade teacher, Mountain Avenue Elementary, Glendale

In the fall of 2021, we will pilot a touring production in partnership with the Pasadena Unified School District as part of their Open Stage program. The show will tour to each of the six PUSD middle school locations, with an estimated 1,200 sixth-grade students served. In partnership with the Playhouse, district artists-in-residence and classroom teachers will collaborate to integrate theater with the English Language Arts curricula through attendance at a live performance and a sequence of classroom-based lessons and activities.
A limited number of performances will be available for schools in other districts, as will general audience performances on the Playhouse stage. Please check back later for more information!


Arts for LA LA country arts commission Pasadena Tournament of Roses Sierra Madre Community Foundation The Spero Foundation