Professional Theatre in Your School
Our Touring Company delivers professional theatre right to your school! Each play is selected for a specific age range, so please read the descriptions thoroughly before making your selection. We are happy to discuss with you which play is best suited
for your students. This season, we will offer a mix of virtual and in-person performances.
We provide a range of resources to help prepare your students for the show and to connect the experience to your curriculum. These include:
- Educator's Guides
- Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
- A free educators' preview of the play in our rehearsal hall
- Copies of the play script
All Playhouse touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities. They are performed by professional actors.
Book a Performance
Registration for the 2023-24 Outreach Touring Plays is now open! Click on the shows below to explore options for booking each play for your school, or click the button below to book a show.
The Velveteen Rabbit
Sep. 25 – Nov. 10, 2023
This treasured childhood classic comes to life in a world premiere adaptation! During the everyday ups and downs of playing with his big sister, a young boy discovers his favorite toy – a velveteen rabbit – to be a source of courage and love. Whether you’ve known this story since you were a child or this is your first interaction with The Velveteen Rabbit, you will enjoy this charming tale about resilience, the power of love and the strength that can be found in playing pretend.
Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
MARCH 18 – MAY 3, 2024
In Narnia — a land of talking animals, mythical creatures and eternal winter — the White Witch holds power over all. Any who dare dissent are turned instantly into stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through
an enchanted wardrobe, and her fantastical adventure signals the fulfillment of a prophecy and great change to come. Step through the wardrobe with Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund in this tour-de-force, two‐actor adaptation of the beloved and heroic
tale of good’s triumph over evil.
Recommended for Kindergarten and up.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about Outreach Touring Plays?
Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes and includes a post-show discussion with behind-the-scenes details on the creation of the play and grade-appropriate conversation of the themes. We provide resources to help prepare your students for the show, including copies of the play script. All touring plays address grade-level appropriate, state academic standards in English, language arts, fine arts, health and wellness, and arts and humanities.
Who can I contact with questions?
You can reach out to our Education and Engagement Coordinator, Ariana Hooberman-Pineiro at Ariana.Hooberman.Pineiro@cincyplay.com with any questions about purchasing and accessing virtual content.
How much does the production cost?
Through generous grants, we are able to offer these productions for $500. We have a limited number of subsidies for Title 1 schools.
When can you perform?
All tours are available in the morning or afternoon, Tuesday through Friday. Each show runs approximately 45 to 60 minutes and is followed by a Q&A session with the cast, if time allows..
Where will you perform?
Our touring productions can perform in almost any large space, from auditoriums and gymnasiums to cafeterias. We require a minimum space of 20 feet wide by 20 feet deep to set up our production (including backstage space) and minimum ceiling height
of 9 feet. Please allow one hour of set-up time and one hour of breakdown time in the space.
How many students can attend?
Because of the informal nature of most school performance spaces and the intimacy of live theatre, we prefer to have audiences no greater than 350 students. A second performance will be required if desired attendees exceed 350 students.
Ernaisja Curry in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Psacoya Guinn in Rapunzel. Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.