As you plan activities for the 2015-2016 school year, you know how different students respond to different ways of learning, whether it’s through repetition, aural or visual cues, or hands-on experiences. Using the arts to teach various subjects – such as literature, science, history – provides creative tools for learning that may help students grasp and retain information they wouldn’t understand in other terms. In short, learning comes to life on stage.

The Grand’s Stages of Discovery offers multiple opportunities for learning from pre-school through 8th grade. And now we have three venues for your students, each offering a unique theatre experience: the intimate and contemporary baby grand (305 seats), the elegant and historic Copeland Hall at The Grand (1,188 seats), and the illustrious Playhouse on Rodney Square (1,252 seats).

Our education staff takes your theatre experience even further, with show-specific Study Guides, complementary Curtain Calls, Classroom Visits to help your students prepare for their trip, and valuable Transportation Scholarships.

Come, take a look… Your educational journey starts with Stages of Discovery!

Reservations and Tickets
Reservations and Tickets

Reservations are required for all performances. We understand that you may need to estimate the number of tickets needed. Please include all students, teachers, and chaperones in your reservation. Numbers may be adjusted when final counts and payments are due: 2 weeks before performance dates (subject to availability). No adjustments may be made on the day of the show.

Tickets are just $7 per person. Discounts are available for Title I schools. Please indicate your school’s status on the reservation form. Groups of 10 people or more will receive one free ticket with every 10 purchased. Final numbers and payments are due two weeks before the show date. An invoice will be provided for group orders. Full payment is required for families or small groups (less than 10) at the time of reservation.

Schedules and Lunches
Schedules and Lunches

All shows (except Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World) are presented at 9:30am and 12:00pm. Performances will begin as close to these times as possible. Large groups should make every effort to arrive within the half hour prior to show times to allow ample time for seating.

Running time for all shows is approximately one hour. Please allow extra time for dismissal; street access is limited and groups will be called as their buses are ready for departure.

Lunches may be enjoyed at The Grand. We do not have a cafeteria, but groups may bring bagged lunches and make arrangements to eat in one of our meeting rooms before or after the show. Please inquire about available space when making a reservation. Lunch spaces are not available at The Playhouse, but groups may use the public space at Rodney Square (weather permitting).

Transportation Scholarships
Transportation Scholarships

Transportation Scholarships are available for schools that demonstrate financial need. Download the Application for Transportation Scholarship. They are accepted throughout the year. Awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Transportation Scholarships are made possible by a grant from

Classroom Visits
Classroom Visits

Classroom visits, offered at just $25 per visit, help prepare your students for their field trip. Programs may be customized to suit your educational goals. Material covered will include theatre etiquette, the history of The Grand or Playhouse, and a custom lesson plan related to the content of the show. Travel fee may apply. To arrange a classroom visit with one of our education staff, please contact Nora Reilly via Email or phone at (302) 658-7897 x3201.

Upcoming Events

Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World

David Gonzalez

Wed, October 14, 9:30 AM only
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades 2-6

NO Bullying STOP Bullying

Illstyle & Peace Productions

Wed, October 28, 9:30am & 12:00pm
live @ the baby grand
Grades 3-8

Curious George: The Golden Meatball

TheatreWorks USA

Thu, November 5, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades PK-3

Hiawatha

Theatre IV

Thu, November 19, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades K-5

Frosty

The Barter Players

Thu, December 10, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades K-5

I Have a Dream

Theatre IV

Fri, January 22, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades 3-8

Freedom Train

TheatreWorks USA

Wed, January 27, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades 3-9

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Thu, February 11, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades PK-2

Ellis Island: Gateway to America

Pushcart Players

Wed, March 16, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades 2-6

The Cat in the Hat

Childsplay

Wed, March 23, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades PK-4

Henry & Mudge

TheatreWorks USA

Thu, April 7, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades PK-3

The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)

Dallas Children's Theater On Tour

Thu, April 14, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades 2-6

Are You My Mother?

ArtsPower

Mon, April 18, 9:30am & 12:00pm
Copeland Hall @ The Grand
Grades PK-2

The Science of Ecology

Steve Trash

Wed, April 27, 9:30am & 12:00pm
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Grades 2-6

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