Arts in Schools


School Shows at The ArtsCenter

School Shows are a series of multi-disciplinary performances presented on weekday mornings at The ArtsCenter, and are excellent field trip opportunities for students and teachers alike!  All of our shows are connected to curriculum and provide unique cultural experiences for students.  We have taken great care in programming a season of shows designed to enhance students’ classroom learning. Potential curriculum connections include Music, History/Social Studies, Storytelling, Multicultural Themes, Theatre and Performing Arts, Character-Building, and more!



All tickets to School Shows are $7.  For every 10 Student tickets purchased, you will receive one complimentary Adult ticket.  A limited number of discounted tickets to each show are available for students in Title 1 classrooms.  Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of The Grable Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation, GSK, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Orange County Arts Commission.


Artist Residency Programs


The mission of the arts residency programs is to find ways to integrate the arts to achieve the common core curriculum goals by presenting the subject matter in new and different ways. We can assist you in making that connection. We have a roster of talented and experienced teaching artists with unlimited imaginations. Our approach in developing lesson plans creates excitement and fosters curiosity in a variety of subjects for all ages and learning styles.




Professional Development Workshops

For Classroom Teachers: On-site professional development workshops for classroom teachers that provide strategies on using the arts to teach curriculum. (Curriculum and art focus areas are chosen by school principals and/or teachers.) For Teaching Artists: Professional development workshops that train prospective teaching artists on The ArtsCenter’s residency models and provide professional development from master teaching artists.