At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942


Outreach and School Residencies

Outreach/School Residencies


VILLAGE THEATRE KIDSTAGE AT YOUR SCHOOL

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Village Theatre provides a variety of programs for schools. Sharing the belief that every child deserves arts education, Village Theatre is committed to providing high-quality arts learning for students of every background. We are especially committed to low-income and Title 1 schools; reduced rates and grant subsidies are available for qualifying schools.

We provide theatre arts integration workshops to match your class curriculum during school, or introductory acting/musical theatre classes after school. All lessons fulfill learning standards. Lessons can be built to fit your school’s interests, schedule needs, and budget.

Village Theatre workshops and classes build vital skills in:
  • Confidence
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and Imagination
  • Literacy
  • Public Speaking
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance

School Day Workshops and Residencies
Enhance yours students’ learning experience with high-quality theatre arts curriculum. We offer a wide variety of school-day programs from one-day workshops to year-round residencies. All lessons fulfill learning standards while teaching students life skills and can be customized to match your class curriculum.

Cost for School Day Workshops and Residencies
First hour is $85 and each additional hour on the same day is $65 (up to 50 students for each class). Title 1 and low-income schools may contact us directly for subsidized pricing.

After School KIDSTAGE Classes
Bring Village Theatre KIDSTAGE classes to your after-school program. Providing a variety of curriculum for PreK-9th grade, KIDSTAGE programs expand valuable life skills such as collaboration and critical thinking, while developing confident actor/creators in an atmosphere that encourages fun, commitment, and taking creative risks in a safe environment. Our classes can be scheduled quarterly or year-round.

Popular classes include:

Story Drama (PreK-3rd): Bring your favorite books and movies to life in this magical class featuring theatre games, creative storytelling, and crafts. Exploratory acting classes provide literature-based drama activities that promote literacy comprehension, confidence, collaboration, and creativity.

Character Creations (3rd-5th): Build characters from the ground up using your voice, body, expressions, and imagination. Be inspired by characters from your favorite books and movies. Students will expand valuable life skills such as ensemble building, self-confidence, and problem-solving while developing their capacities as actor/creators and creative collaborators in an atmosphere that encourages fun, commitment, and taking creative risks in a safe environment.

The Actor’s Toolkit (all ages): Develop your personal actor’s toolkit of imagination, facial expressions, voice, gesture, and body language. Use popular characters and stories as your inspiration to delve into theatrical movement, vocal exercises to help you protect and project your voice, techniques to fine tune your concentration, and expand and support your imagination.

Improv (5th-9th): Learn the true meaning of “yes and…” in this fun and energetic class! Thinking on your feet is an essential (and FUN) life skill for all 21st century learners. Expand your capacity to “stay in the moment,” listen and respond honestly, and trust your instincts. Play lots of short and long-form improv games and learn the importance of the who, what, and where in building a scene.

Cost for KIDSTAGE Satellite Classes
We are committed to providing pricing comparable to other after-school programming at your school. Please call for pricing information.

Payment plans and financial assistance available for ALL programs.

For information and questions please contact Janet Cole Hamilton at (425) 392-2900 x227 or jchamilton@villagetheatre.org


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Issaquah KIDSTAGE

First Stage Theatre
120 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Office: (425) 392-2900

Ruthann Tacher
Registrar and Coordinator rtacher@villagetheatre.org

Janet Cole Hamilton
Education & Outreach Manager
jchamilton@villagetheatre.org

Casey Craig
Institute Manager
ccraig@villagetheatre.org

Joel Arpin
Production Manager
jarpin@villagetheatre.org

Suzie Bixler
Associate Director of Youth Education
sbixler@villagetheatre.org

Sean Lally
Education Assistant
slally@villagetheatre.org

KIDSTAGE Mission

To provide a personal development program for young people which uses theatre arts:

  • To teach creativity and responsibility
  • To encourage teamwork and personal integrity
  • To foster self-esteem and appreciation for live theatre

Village Theatre KIDSTAGE believes that everyone benefits from an inclusive, multi-cultural environment of students, staff and programming. We welcome people of every ethnicity, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, income and ability.

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LOCATIONS

Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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