Playhouse on Rodney Square

Owned by the Grand Opera House, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the oldest theater on the Broadway touring circuit. This historic theater hosts numerous touring artists each season and features an outreach program called Broadway Discovery. Broadway Discovery is available to schools and educational organizations throughout Delaware. It offers master classes, professional workshops, stage tours, meet and greets, and opportunities for learning, which can take place in schools and on site at the Playhouse. Another program, Stages of Discovery, offers school matinees with accompanying show-specific lessons. This program provides pre-school through 8th grade students with creative hands-on experiences. Classroom visits help prepare students for their theater trip at the 1,252-seat Playhouse on Rodney Square.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

School

The Stages of Discovery program offers classroom visits that help prepare students for their field trip. School matinees are tailored to support curriculum standards with material that includes the history of The Playhouse and a custom lesson related to the content of the show. These shows adapt to different ways of learning: using techniques such as repetition, aural or visual cues, or hands-on experiences, students can learn in terms that work best for them as unique individuals.

supports classroom learning in:
Language arts, Performing arts.

topics covered:
Broadway/off-Broadway, History, Literature, Music, Performing arts, Storytelling, Theater, Visual arts.

contact info
Name: Allyson Sands
Phone: 302-658-7897 ext. 3201
Email: discovery@grandopera.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Group benefits: 10 min. Classroom visits: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own (Stages of Discovery program visits), Available for purchase, Food, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee, Title I Title I or Financial Support: Yes Accessible To: PD, HI, LD, ASD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

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Playhouse on Rodney Square

Owned by the Grand Opera House, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the oldest theater on the Broadway touring circuit. This historic theater hosts numerous touring artists each season and features an outreach program called Broadway Discovery. Broadway Discovery is available to schools and educational organizations throughout Delaware. It offers master classes, professional workshops, stage tours, meet and greets, and opportunities for learning, which can take place in schools and on site at the Playhouse. Another program, Stages of Discovery, offers school matinees with accompanying show-specific lessons. This program provides pre-school through 8th grade students with creative hands-on experiences. Classroom visits help prepare students for their theater trip at the 1,252-seat Playhouse on Rodney Square.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

The Playhouse on Rodney Square has hosted shows such as Jersey Boys, Anything Goes, Rent, Cats, Les Miserables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia. Scout troops can enjoy shows like these and more at group discounts with a minimum of 10 people in the group. The theater offers a variety of shows that can both entertain and educate scouts; some plays have curriculum connections with literature, reading comprehension, and storytelling, while others teach values, such as character building and empathy.

supports scout badges in:
Art, Performing arts.

topics covered:
Broadway/off-Broadway, History, Literature, Music, Performing arts, Storytelling, Theater, Visual arts.

contact info
Name: Brittany Woodard
Phone: 302-888-0200
Email: bwoodard@grandopera.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase, Food, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee, Financial Support Accessible To: PD, HI, LD, ASD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

View Lesson Plan>>

Playhouse on Rodney Square

Owned by the Grand Opera House, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the oldest theater on the Broadway touring circuit. This historic theater hosts numerous touring artists each season and features an outreach program called Broadway Discovery. Broadway Discovery is available to schools and educational organizations throughout Delaware. It offers master classes, professional workshops, stage tours, meet and greets, and opportunities for learning, which can take place in schools and on site at the Playhouse. Another program, Stages of Discovery, offers school matinees with accompanying show-specific lessons. This program provides pre-school through 8th grade students with creative hands-on experiences. Classroom visits help prepare students for their theater trip at the 1,252-seat Playhouse on Rodney Square.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

The Playhouse has a summer program called “Summer Explorers” that is open to all groups. Audiences are invited to “pay what you can,” with a suggested donation of $5 per person. Summer Explorers presentations are ideal for summer campers, offering an hour of live entertainment rich with educational content. Past shows evoke familiar characters from classic children’s stories, such as Pippi Longstocking and Rapunzel, and include positive role models and tales of overcoming the odds.

topics covered:
Broadway/off-Broadway, History, Literature, Music, Performing arts, Storytelling, Theater, Visual arts.

contact info
Name: Allyson Sands
Phone: 302-658-7897 ext. 3201
Email: discovery@grandopera.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Varies. Group benefits: 10 min. Classroom visits: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own (Stages of Discovery program visits), Available for purchase, Food, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee, Title I, Financial Support Accessible To: PD, HI, LD, ASD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

View Lesson Plan>>

Playhouse on Rodney Square

Owned by the Grand Opera House, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is the oldest theater on the Broadway touring circuit. This historic theater hosts numerous touring artists each season and features an outreach program called Broadway Discovery. Broadway Discovery is available to schools and educational organizations throughout Delaware. It offers master classes, professional workshops, stage tours, meet and greets, and opportunities for learning, which can take place in schools and on site at the Playhouse. Another program, Stages of Discovery, offers school matinees with accompanying show-specific lessons. This program provides pre-school through 8th grade students with creative hands-on experiences. Classroom visits help prepare students for their theater trip at the 1,252-seat Playhouse on Rodney Square.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

The Playhouse on Rodney Square has hosted shows such as Jersey Boys, Anything Goes, Rent, Cats, Les Miserables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia. Homeschool students can enjoy shows like these and more at group discounts with a minimum of 10 people in the group. The theater offers a variety of shows that can both entertain and educate students; some plays have curriculum connections with literature, reading comprehension, and storytelling, while others teach values, such as character building and empathy.

supports classroom learning in:
Language arts, Performing arts.

topics covered:
Broadway/off-Broadway, History, Literature, Music, Performing arts, Storytelling, Theater, Visual arts.

contact info
Name: Brittany Woodard
Phone: 302-888-0200
Email: bwoodard@grandopera.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Group benefits: 10 min. Classroom visits: 30 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies, 1-2 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own (Stages of Discovery program visits), Available for purchase, Food, Beverages, Catering. Cost: Fee, Financial Support Accessible To: PD, HI, LD, ASD.

Theater Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and even propaganda. Theater began in 500 B.C. in Greece. Today, Broadway shows alone sell over $1 billion worth in tickets and support 85,000 jobs – everyone from the playwright, to the sound technician, to the set designer. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play. Ask if the show offers Q&A or behind the scene opportunities.

View Lesson Plan>>

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