Education & Community Engagement 

Society for the Performing Arts offers educational and outreach programs that are as diverse and far-reaching as the artists SPA presents! 

We are proud to offer programming that takes place in conjunction with SPA's main stage performances, delivering a vast array of events to suit any taste. On performance nights, guests can arrive early to enjoy our Performance Preludes, which highlight local performing arts groups of all ages, and SPA ArtsTalks, short discussions that give audience members deeper insight into the evening's performance. We also offer programs open to the public at venues in the Theater District and other locations in the Houston area. Music Master Classes take place at schools and other locations around Houston, while The Tudor Family Dance Master Class Series is generally held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

With an eye on enriching the arts education and theatrical experiences of children in the greater Houston area, SPA offers a multitude of programs for students and teachers. SPA provides opportunities for schools to experience the world’s best performers at affordable prices through the Student Matinee Program and the Student Series. Teachers are also given the opportunity to take advantage of our educator professional development sessions offered throughout the year.

To learn more about our education and community engagement programs, please visit the pages below:


Public Programs                                         

Student Programs 
 

Educator Programs
                                           

Looking for a registration form?
Click here for the 2014-2015 Student Matinee Order Form
Click here for the 2014-2015 Student Series Order Form
Click here for the 2014-2015 Performance Prelude Registration Form


If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please email education@spahouston.org.
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ArtsTalk for America's Test Kitchen Live!

ArtsTalk for America's Test Kitchen Live!

ArtsTalk
10:00 PM Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jones Hall
Post-show: Stick around after the show for an audience Q&A session with PBS Television star Christopher Kimball!

Biography: Christopher Kimball is an American chef, editor, publisher, and radio/TV personality. He hosts the PBS cooking shows America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen.
ArtsTalk for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

ArtsTalk for Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us in the Cullen Alcove for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert.
ArtsTalk for The Passing Zone

ArtsTalk for The Passing Zone

ArtsTalk
7:00 PM Friday, September 26, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with Jon Wee and Owen Morse of The Passing Zone prior to their main stage performance. 

Biography: The Passing Zone is a two-man, comical juggling team that has been performing for decades. Together, Jon and Owen were finalists on America's Got Talent, hold four Guinness World Records, and have performed at the White House. 
ArtsTalk for MOMIX: Alchemia

ArtsTalk for MOMIX: Alchemia

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Friday, October 10, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with company members.
ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk
1:30 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert. 
ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk for National Acrobats of China

ArtsTalk
7:00 PM Saturday, October 11, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert.
ArtsTalk for Rafal Blechacz, Piano

ArtsTalk for Rafal Blechacz, Piano

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Friday, October 17, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert. 
ArtsTalk for Joshua Bell, Violin

ArtsTalk for Joshua Bell, Violin

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a local expert.
ArtsTalk for Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

ArtsTalk for Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM Friday, November 7, 2014

Jones Hall - Balcony
Join us for a pre-performance discussion with a company member! 
ArtsTalk for David Sedaris

ArtsTalk for David Sedaris

ArtsTalk
9:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014

Jones Hall
Post Show: Stick around after the show for an audience Q&A session with the renowned David Sedaris! 

Biography: David Sedaris is an American Grammy Award-nominated humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He has published both personal essays and books, the most recent being Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls in 2013. 
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