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Theater in Education

Dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community

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Schools & Educators

First Stage serves as Wisconsin's leader in arts-in-education programming. We pride ourselves on offering high-quality lessons that enrich literacy skills and enhance learning across the entire curriculum.

Our dynamic Theater in Education programs promote active learning in our schools and community, facilitating over 1,500 workshops in the 2019/20 School Year. We work with children of all ages in classrooms and through community organizations each year, bringing arts to life in classrooms and supporting Common Core Curriculum. Our Education team has decades of experience with drama-based lessons in Literacy, Arts-Integration, Theatre, and much more.


Field Trips | Field Trip Packages | Touring Show| School Residencies | A La Carte Workshops | Enrichment Guides 

Field Trips

Live theater for school groups of all ages! Take your classroom to see a fun and engaging show at one of Milwaukee's biggest professional theaters!

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Field Trip Packages

Combine a field trip to the theater with our outstanding in-classroom programming. Packages offer a variety of workshops that are brought out to you!

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Touring Show for Young Audiences

Performances brought right to your school!

2022-23 Season Offerings:

An interactive musical experience, with emphasis on imagination, story sequence, problem-solving, and teamwork. 

Based on the classic fable, this interactive show introduces fun animal characters and themes of perseverance, celebration of differences, and empathy. 

Dates fill up fast, so book your performance now!


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School Residencies

First Stage is proud to offer long-term curriculum in schools, varying from Introduction to Theater to Early Literacy. 

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A La Carte Workshops

Workshops available a la carte include:

  • Pre and Post Show workshops
  • Science/Social Studies/ELA Workshops
  • Family Literacy events
  • Professional Development
  • Much more! Ask about custom workshops at


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Enrichment Guides

Supplementary materials for each show in our season, designed to help teachers address the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Standards as well as the National Standards for Theatre Education.

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