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Step onto the stage and meet the cast! Have students explore the production’s key themes, questions and characters with artists appearing in that afternoon’s performance. Prologues are available on selected dates for all Shakespeare productions and To Kill a Mockingbird. $3.75 per student. Prologues begin at 11 a.m. and run until noon before most student matinées.

(Free for participants in the Teaching Shakespeare Program)

Support for Prologues is generously provided by John and Therese Gardner.

Prologue dates.

To book, please contact our Box Office

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10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon

Led by Festival teaching artists, these hour-long active sessions can always be created anew or tailored to suit your group's needs and interests.

2018 workshops include:

  • The Tempest Through the Ages: Journey Into the Archives
  • Gender and Sexuality in The Comedy of Errors
  • Song and Dance: The Rocky Horror Show and The Music Man
  • Contemporary Perspectives on a Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Power and Politics in Coriolanus
  • Julius Caesar: The End of Democracy
  • An Ideal Husband: Manners and Etiquette
  • Stage Combat: Learn the Basics

$11 per student (minimum 15, maximum 30 students)

Workshops can also take place at your school. (An additional travel fee applies.)

Availability is limited. Reservations need to be made at least two weeks in advance.

To book or inquire, send us an email or call the Education Department: 1.800.561.1233, ex 2354


Your students are bound to have all kinds of questions that you can't answer. Take advantage of half-hour Q&As with members of the cast, immediately following the performance. $2.50 per student (minimum 20 students). Availability is limited. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance.

(Free for participants in the Teaching Musical Theatre Program)

To book or inquire, send us an email or call the Education Department: 1.800.561.1233, extn 2354