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. (Theatre Workshop)

Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:00 am
and
Grade(s):
Workshop Registration
Download Study Guide
Frozen, Jr. (Theatre Workshop)

Frozen, Jr. (Tech Workshop)

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

Rainbow Fish

Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:30 pm
and
Grade(s):
Arts Education
Download Study Guide
Rainbow Fish

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

Studio for the Performing Arts' "The Nutcracker"
Sat
14
Dec

Studio for the Performing Arts' "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 14 & 15, Matinees at 2:00 PM
Event
:
5:00 pm
Presented by
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Dr. Zhivago (1965)
Mon
16
Dec

Dr. Zhivago (1965)

Matinee at 2:00 PM
Event
:
Monday at the Movies
7:00 pm
Presented by
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Schola Cantorum
Tue
17
Dec

Schola Cantorum

Waynesboro Christmas Show
Concert
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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The Barefoot Movement
Fri
20
Dec

The Barefoot Movement

Concert
:
7:30 pm
Presented by
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Christmas Sing Along w/ Jimmy O and  Movie
Sat
21
Dec

Christmas Sing Along w/ Jimmy O and Movie

Event
:
6:30 pm
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LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Brass 5
Fri
10
Jan

LIVE @ the Wayne featuring Brass 5

Concert
:
Sustainable Habitat for Bees and Other Pollinators w/ Kal Ivanov, Curator for Invertebrate Zoology at Virginia Museum of Natural History
Tue
14
Jan

Sustainable Habitat for Bees and Other Pollinators w/ Kal Ivanov, Curator for Invertebrate Zoology at Virginia Museum of Natural History

Speaker
:
7:00 pm
Presented by
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The Carpenters Songbook, Starring Ash White
Fri
24
Jan

The Carpenters Songbook, Starring Ash White

Jan. 24 & 25
Concert
:
7:00 pm
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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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Chanticleer
Sat
1
Feb

Chanticleer

Concert
:
7:30 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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