STAGES IN THE SCHOOLS

Unlock Self-Discovery in Your Classroom!

TEACHERS are saying…

“I really like how you incorporated movement into every aspect of the session. The kids had fun blasting off in their time machines to get in some movement!”

“Parents and students have been very enthusiastic. Students loved the games and were very engaged learning about historical figures. The enthusiasm carried over into other academic areas.”

“You are all amazing! We feel so fortunate to have worked with such wonderful educators! We enjoyed the balance of games and teaching.”

STAGES Youth Theater is passionate about partnering with schools and teachers who celebrate and value theater as part of the educational process. Our STAGES in the Schools in-school theater programs are designed to engage students and teachers in active learning by using a whole student learning approach and meeting young people where they’re at in their creative journey. Participation in the performing arts unlocks the imagination, builds self-esteem, and provides a meaningful opportunity for young people to learn about themselves and the world around them. 

The STAGES Mission is to unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.



STAGES’ in-school programming can tie into many curriculum topics, such as: bringing history to life, creative movement, reader’s theater, character point of view, playwriting, story adaptation, and much more! The sky’s the limit with our fully customizable programs. Click here to view examples of our past work in Maine schools!

In addition to curricular tie-ins, STAGES programs unlock self-discovery in ALL kids and foster well-rounded citizens of the world by promoting SEL skills, creative problem solving, collaboration, empathy, and inclusion.

IMG_6701All of our programs are designed to be fully customized to the ages, curriculum, and specific needs of your classroom, whether virtual or in-person. STAGES will provide all needed supplies and materials, as well as an hour of consultation/planning time with classroom teachers and staff. We are dedicated to ensuring our program is providing exactly the experience you would like for your students!

We’ve partnered with schools across Southern Maine, including Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Cumberland, and York, and would love to expand our reach to visit your area as well! We can come to you in-person or virtually and are excited to think outside the box to discover the best way to serve you and your school.

KIDS are saying…

“It’s so fun!”

“When are they coming again?”

“I loved that when we did stuff you tried to get us to use all the imagination we could get.”

To receive your customized program proposal, please fill out this form and our Education Staff will be in touch shortly! If you have any questions about our programs, check out our FAQ page or reach out to Shannon Wade, Director of Education, at shannon@stagesacademy.com or (207) 699-3330.


“I’m not sure I would have wanted my children anywhere else during their formative years, other than with STAGES or at performing arts related programs. The supportive atmosphere was like no other.”

Beth Doane, STAGES Parent

“Theater/STAGES was a critical part of my children’s development. Educators talk of the importance of sports and ‘teamwork.’ My non-athletic kids learned that through theater. They both appreciate the importance of expression through the arts….they are better people for it!”

Liz Freeman, STAGES Parent