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Workshops for Schools and Student Groups

Our Education Department offers workshops to enhance your schools experience at the Auditorium Theatre. Below are a couple examples of packages for schools. If you don’t see what you’re looking for please reach out and let us create an experience that fits your school’s needs and budget.

Workshops can be feature Theatre, Music, or Dance.

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Package 1 – Arts Exposure

Description: Bring your students to attend one of the three 60-minute matinee series performances at Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre. A separate time is arranged for one of our teaching artists to visit your school and lead students through a fun and active assembly style workshop featuring either music, dance or theatre. Classroom Companions to assist in curriculum connections are provided.

 


Package 2- Aesthetic Education

Description: Bring your students to attend all three one of the Auditorium’s 60-minute matinee series performances. A separate time is arranged for one of our teaching artists to visit your school and lead students in three fun and active assembly style workshops covering music, dance and theatre. Study guides are provided to connect curriculum to each performance.

 


Package 3- Arts Education

Description: Bring your students to attend one of the Auditorium’s 60-minute matinee series performances and have one of our teaching artist work with 3 classrooms for 5 weeks bringing arts instruction that benefit both the student and the academic instructor. A 2-hour professional development is included for all school faculty. Residency ends with a celebratory assembly for all students to participate in and enjoy some basic fun-filled performance activities.


Package 4- Arts Integration

Description: Integrate the arts into an entire grade level with this residency. Students attend all three matinees in the Auditorium’s series and teachers receive classroom companions to assist with curriculum connections. Tying in to each performance, one of our teaching arts visits three classrooms to work with the students and academic teacher to help connect the piece to their lesson plan. A 2-hour PD workshop is included for school faculty and the residency culminates with a fun and active assembly for students. Highlights reel is available for parents to view and school archive at additional cost.


Package 5 – ArtsXchange Professional Development mentor

Description: ArtsXChange is the Auditorium Theatre’s immersive year-long professional development mentorship opportunity for educators who want to self-sufficient at integrating arts-based learning into their existing curriculum and confident leading arts-learning strategies in their classroom.


Package 6- Focus on Faculty Development

Description: This is perfect for a staff outing or holiday celebration. Faculty are led through a Professional Development workshop featuring either music, dance, or theatre activities that enhance classroom learning. After they are treated to a cocktail reception social time and then attend one of the Auditorium’s Theatre season performances. An optional fun assembly style workshop can be added at a later time for students featuring activities that teachers learned in the workshop.


Package 7 – Booster

Description: Refresh your memory, share, and have fun learning new activities and tips to keep integrating the arts into your classroom.