The Strand Education Program aims to create a safe and welcoming space for children, students, and families to experience and participate in top-quality live arts programs from around the globe.

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As a rural Maine community, opportunities to engage with artists who represent different regions of our country, and our world, are limited by location and cost. Here at the Strand, we see an opportunity to share the resource of our incredible facility to bring the Midcoast community together for events that would otherwise be unavailable in this region. We offer these programs at no cost to schools and a Pay-What-You-Can ticket structure for the community, believing strongly that economic status should not be a barrier to accessing opportunities for enrichment.

In a regular operating year, our Education Program includes:

●  Student matinees at the Strand Theatre featuring world-class performances of music, theatre, movement, and puppetry

●  In-school and after-school arts learning workshops, led by visiting artists and our Education Manager, that correspond with, and enhance, the performances at the Strand

●  The Strand Family Series, a series of live public performances from our visiting artists, designed for all ages to enjoy, offered at a Pay-What-You-Can ticket structure ($0-20)

●  Special screenings of educational films, as well as Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre Live broadcasts

●  Tours of the theater led by our House Manager

●  Collaborations with other community organizations to provide further arts learning and family engagement activities

For questions and more information about our Education Program, please email Education Program Manager Brittany Parker: [email protected]

Are you an Educator interested in our school-time programs? We offer them at no cost to schools!

Check out our guide and sign up form below!

Strand Education Program Guide 2023-24


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