Arts Education

For more information:
Phone: 540-943-9999

A passion for the performing arts can begin at an early age. Arts Education performances give our youngest audience members the opportunity to experience live performing arts in our historic Wayne Theatre. The mission of this program is to present the best educational theater that engages children of all ages in meaningful ways, complements school curricula, and cultivates appreciation of the performing arts. (When available, links to study guides are offered below.)

Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance and empathy among students, according to a study published by researchers in the University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform. (read full article)

All of our arts programming is open to all ages and open to the public. Buses and large groups are welcome but advance tickets are required.

How to Register Classrooms

Step 1 – Complete the registration form (download here)
Step 2 – Return the completed registration form to the Wayne Theatre (P.O. Box 1821, Waynesboro, VA 22980)
Step 3 – Submit payment. Payment is due 30 days prior to performance date. Refer to registration form for details.

Questions

Call: 540-943-9999
(Tues. – Fri. 10am to 2pm)
Email: info@waynetheatre.org

Venue

Wayne Theatre/Ross Performing Arts Center
521 West Main Street
Waynesboro, VA 22980

Know Before You Go

  • All programs are one hour in length.

  • Tickets are $8.00 each for students and adults

  • $2 per person additional for popcorn and Capri Sun snack

  • Benny’s Pizza available for some performances for additional cost

  • Once you have made your reservations, be sure to download the Study Guide which is available for most productions. Study Guides are a great resource for preparing, enhancing and supporting your students’ performance experience. They contain additional information about the show and its broader context, and activities to incorporate into the classroom.

  • SOL connections with each performance.

  • Q & A available after each performance

  • “Meet & greet” with the cast (when available). Available for classes/groups on the stage following the performances. (Pictures allowed)

2019-20 Arts Education Performances

Frozen, Jr. (Tech Workshop)

Saturday, February 15, 2020
9:00 am
and
Grade(s):
Workshop Registration
Download Study Guide
Frozen, Jr. (Tech Workshop)

Sweet Chariot

Monday, February 10, 2020
9:30 am
and
12:30 pm
Grade(s):
Arts Education
Download Study Guide
Sweet Chariot

Angelina Ballerina The Musical

Friday, March 13, 2020
10:00 am
and
7:00 pm
Grade(s):
Arts Education (10 am & 7 pm)
Download Study Guide
Angelina Ballerina The Musical

Newton's Apple

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
9:30 am
and
12:30 pm
Grade(s):
Arts Education
Download Study Guide
Newton's Apple

The Little Red Hen

Thursday, April 2, 2020
9:30 am
and
12:30 pm
Grade(s):
Arts Education, 9:30 am & 12:30 pm
Download Study Guide
The Little Red Hen

The Wonderful World of Simple Machines

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
9:30 am
and
12:30 pm
Grade(s):
Arts Education
Download Study Guide
The Wonderful World of Simple Machines

Arts Education Sponsors

Whether for a moment or for a lifetime, the Arts touch people’s lives. Make a difference in our area school children by sponsoring an Arts Education performance at the Wayne Theatre. We are continuously looking for new sponsors for such events and would be happy to talk with businesses and individuals about sponsorship opportunities. Please call 540-943-9999.

University of Virginia Health System
Parrott Orthodontics
Dr. Brian Brumbaugh
National Endowment of the Arts

The Wayne Theatre is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Upcoming Events

Sabrina (film)
Mon
27
Jan

Sabrina (film)

Matinee at 2 PM
Event
:
Monday at the Movies
7:00 pm
Presented by
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The McKenzies: A concert and history of folk instruments all in one
Tue
28
Jan

The McKenzies: A concert and history of folk instruments all in one

Speaker
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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Hiroya Tsukamoto
Fri
31
Jan

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Limited Seating
Concert
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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Chanticleer
Sat
1
Feb

Chanticleer

Concert
:
7:30 pm
Presented by
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (film)
Mon
3
Feb

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (film)

Matinee at 2 PM
Event
:
Monday at the Movies
7:00 pm
Presented by
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The Blood at the Doorstep
Thu
6
Feb

The Blood at the Doorstep

Event
:
On Screen/In Person
7:00 pm
Presented by
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LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Bobby BlackHat
Fri
7
Feb

LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Bobby BlackHat

Concert
:
7:30 pm
Presented by
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Harriet (Faith in Film)
Sun
9
Feb

Harriet (Faith in Film)

Event
:
Faith in Film
6:00 pm
Presented by
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Grand Illusion (film)
Mon
10
Feb

Grand Illusion (film)

Matinee at 2 PM
Event
:
Monday at the Movies
7:00 pm
Presented by
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Protecting and Restoring Cowbane Prairie Wetland Reserve
Tue
11
Feb

Protecting and Restoring Cowbane Prairie Wetland Reserve

Speaker
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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Rosenwald
Thu
13
Feb

Rosenwald

Event
:
Monday at the Movies
6:00 pm
Presented by
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Legally Blonde (Feb. 21 - Feb 23)
Fri
21
Feb

Legally Blonde (Feb. 21 - Feb 23)

Matinees at 3:00 pm
Event
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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