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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.

Stages of Discovery presents multiple opportunities for learning from pre-school through 8th grade. Each of our school matinees has been carefully selected to complement curriculum standards. Show-specific Study Guides include lessons and activities for use in the classroom. Curtain Calls offer related learning opportunities with educational partners. Classroom Visits help your students prepare for their trip to the theatre. And, valuable Transportation Scholarships make it all more affordable!

Visit all three of our venues. Each delivers a unique theatre experience for your students: 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).

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

Reservations are required for all performances. Tickets are just $7 per person, and every fifteenth ticket is free. Discounts are available for Title I schools. Please indicate your school’s status on the reservation form. 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.

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

Title I Discounts supported by Laffey-McHugh Foundation.

All shows are presented at 9:30am and 12:00pm, unless otherwise noted. 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 only. Space is limited and reservations are required. Groups may bring bagged lunches and eat “picnic-style” in one of our spaces before or after the show. Please inquire about availability when reserving your tickets.

Lunch spaces are not available at The Playhouse, but groups may use the public space at Rodney Square (weather permitting).

Transportation Scholarships are available for schools that demonstrate financial need. Download the Application for Transportation Scholarship. Awards are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, one per school per academic year.

Transportation Scholarships are made possible by a grant from


Classroom visits, offered at just $25 per class (maximum 30 students) help prepare your students for their field trip. Programs (up to 45 minutes) are tailored to support your educational goals with material that includes theatre etiquette, the history of The Grand or The Playhouse, and a custom lesson plan related to the content of the show. Travel fee may apply. For more information or to arrange a classroom visit, please contact our Education Manager at (302) 658-7897 x3201 or send an email.