Educational Outreach


Syracuse Stage is committed to providing students with rich theatre experiences that connect to and reveal what it is to be human.

Research shows that students who participate in or are exposed to the arts show higher academic achievement, stronger self-esteem, and better ability to plan and work toward a future goal. Live performance provides children and young adults with a unique sensory experience that enriches classroom study and promotes creative expression and cultural awareness. Each season, Syracuse Stage engages nearly 21,440 students from all across New York State with a variety of programs.

Education 2019

MUSICAL EXCERPT from "Suzette Who Set to Sea"


Bank of America Children's Tour, for elementary school audiences [more]

Backstory, a living history program [more]

Student Matinee Series [more]

Young Adult Council, theatrical experience high school group [more]

Young Playwrights Festival, writing the future [more]

Education Advocacy Board

The Education Advocacy Board is a group of teachers from the Central New York region who meet four times a year at Syracuse Stage to share their ideas and concerns about current arts education issues. Members work with Education staff at Syracuse Stage to help tailor programming to best fit the educators and students served. This past year topics discussed have included creating more useful study guides, exchanging views on future programming, working towards more effectively engaging young people in the arts, as well as discussing the influence of the Common Core on arts education.


Kate Laissle
Associate Director of Education

For Student Matinees:
Tracey White
Group Sales Manager

To Donate To Our Education Programs:
Ana Diaz-Diez
Director of Development





Past Shows