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Education & Outreach at the Shubert

When art happens lives change! Our Education and Community Outreach programs change the lives of over 5,000 school children every year. We are committed to integrating the arts into our diverse community whether through a stellar performance or an interactive lesson in the classroom!

Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp

The Shubert Summer Theater & Arts Camp is a month-long camp for Connecticut 5th-8th grade students held at New Haven's state of the art Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School (next door to the Shubert Theater). This innovative program gives students the opportunity to pursue the arts during the summer through a range of courses while giving them a head start on what they'd like to pursue in high school. Students may select courses based on their interest and strengths. Courses include: musical performance, theater, hip hop dance, glee club, digital photgraphy, sculpture, TV & video production and more!

CAPA Community Connections

This program is designed to provide New Haven based organizations with cultural and entertainment opportunities for those in the community who might not have the opportunity to experience the performing arts. Each season, free tickets are distributed to over 100 groups in the community through CCC. Performances generally include Broadway, dance, and family events. Applications for the 2014-15 CAPA Community Connections will be available in August - please click on the following categories to download forms:
Application          Show Listing          Fact Sheet

“I believe children should be exposed to other cultures early in life; it makes for better understanding of different people. Thank you very much!” —C.W., Village Grandparent

Art In Action

Art in Action is an on-going program at the Shubert Theatre that teaches students about a Broadway show by studying the themes of the show and creating a response in another artistic medium. Past shows have included Les Miserables and Once. Visual art and creative writing projects created during this program are displayed in the Shubert lobby through the run of the show!

Girl Scout Patch Program

This new program, in honor of the Shubert’s 100th anniversary, gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to earn an exclusive Shubert participation patch during and exciting pre-show program. Each session can be tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Journey, “aMuse, It’s Your Story—Tell It!” for Juniors. The program will be offered 45 minutes before the Saturday matinee of the following performances:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Saturday, November 29, 2014 (program at 1pm, show at 2pm)
WHITE CHRISTMAS - Saturday, January 3, 2015 (program at 1:00pm, show at 2pm)
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Saturday, January 31, 2015 (program at 1:00pm, show at 2pm)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Saturday, March 7, 2015 (program at 1:00pm, show at 2pm)
MATILDA - Saturday, May 23, 2015 (program at 1:00pm, show at 2pm)

Click HERE to learn more about the Girl Scout Patch Program!

Movin' Program

CAPA's longest standing education program is now in its 16th year. Through the use of creative movement, Movin’ helps boost self-esteem in students by teaching team work, trust, problem-solving, creativity, and leadership skills. Over an eight-week period, this residency reaches more than 850 young people in 15-20 schools in the New Haven area.