Education


The mission for Walnut Street Theatre's Education Programs is: to build audiences for tomorrow, to educate audiences of today, to enrich the community, to provide an outlet for at-risk children, to enrich the lives of children, to bring the arts to schools, to encourage arts-in-education and to nurture growing theatre artists.

Walnut Street Theatre believes that theatre is a profound tool for creating connections. Students learn to connect with their curriculum, their peers, their communities and their inner-selves. Theatre creates bridges between the world of the student and uncharted worlds which students may explore in new ways. Above all we strive to create new opportunities for success for our students and to increase self confidence, strengthen collaborative skills, improve learning, and expand an individual's world-view.

The Theatre School for Kids ages 5-18 and Adults
The Theatre School at Walnut Street Theatre is the most popular and vital theatre training ground in the Delaware Valley. View Spring 2014 Classes and register online!

Camp Walnut
This dynamic theatre training program offers an exciting summer learning environment for campers aged 8-18. Camp runs for four weeks in July. Registration begins in February.

Touring Outreach Company
Walnut Street Theatre's multicultural Touring Outreach Company brings live professional theatre, workshops and residencies to schools and students in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Adopt-A-School Program
This program nurtures a direct link between the Walnut and a Philadelphia area public school.

Professional Apprentice Program
A training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world

Theatre for Kids Series
Young people watch their favorite stories come to life!

Residency Program
The Walnut's Residency Program connects Philadelphia's finest Teaching Artists to classrooms and boardrooms across the Delaware Valley. Plan for success with your very own individually-designed, theatre-based residency!

Walnut CARES
Creative Arts Reaching Every Student encompasses many great programs and community involvement strategies at Walnut Street Theatre. These include internships at the theatre for high school and college students, job shadow days, career days and invitations for Dress Rehearsals to partner schools.

Accessible Performances
Walnut Street Theatre is committed to providing access to all audiences and employs inclusive practice for all Education Programs. We also offer Closed Captioning, Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation for select performances. Check our calendar for dates. Assisted Listening and Wheelchair seating is available for all performances.