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Education at the Shubert

When art happens lives change!

Our Student Series and Education and Outreach programs change the lives of over 5,000 school children from the area. We are committed to integrating the arts into our diverse community whether through a stellar performance or an interactive lesson in the classroom!

S.N.A.P. (Shubert Night At a Performance)
Pilobolus Project/Movin’
Literary Lessons

Education Programs

S.N.A.P. (Shubert Night At a Performance)

Partnering with local schools, non-profits and New Haven-based community and neighborhood service providers, this program makes free tickets available to disadvantaged children, senior citizens, families and teenagers. A total of 1,500 free tickets are distributed to over 63 groups in the community to provide access to the arts for our most deserving residents. Free performances range from Broadway events, concerts, ballets and operas.

In addition, CAPA provided community organizations over 4,000 free tickets for their community outreach programs providing access to performances to groups who might not ordinarily have the financial resources to attend.


“Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to promote our Wednesday’s Child and
Together we put smiles on the faces of 75 children who have had a lot of
disappointment in their lives.

—Veronica Douglas, Director of Special Events, WTNH)                  

“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                   

Pilobolus Project/Movin’

CAPA's most extensive and requested education program is a residency of the renowned Pilobolus Dance Company, now in its twelfth year. Over a seven-week period, this residency reaches more than 850 young people in 15-20 schools in the New Haven, Valley and Shoreline areas.

Pilobolus’ Movin' residency program has significant impact on enrollees, as the artists work with at-risk middle school boys to build self-esteems and develop valuable life skills such as team-work, communication and problem-solving through creative movement.

“I have a special way of describing Movin’. I call it the three Fs (fun, free, fabulous). It is Fun
because you never know what to expect each day. Free stands for doing anything you want
and not feeling bad. Last is Fabulous for knowing we can do anything in the world if we try!"

-- Miguel, Wintergreen Inter-district Magnet School                  


LITERARY LESSONSis a collaboration with high schools in the greater New Haven community. This special program, made possible by grants and underwriting from local businesses, brings in local teaching artists and community speakers, incorporates lessons in history, music, art and literature by exploring dramatic themes. The program culminates with students attending a live performance of the featured play at the Shubert Community.

“The Literary Lessons project was outstanding and we continued to talk about it for weeks
afterward, as it brought up issues for kids that challenged them and made them think.”

—Deborah O’Hare, Teacher, High School in the Community                  

School Time Performances

This program allows Greater New Haven school children the opportunity to see a Broadway show by providing subsidized tickets to special daytime performances of a Shubert event.

These programs are generously underwritten by individuals, foundations and area businesses. You can play a vital role in the arts in our community. Learn how.