Near West Theatre provides in-school programs for all grade levels that aligns with school curricular goals, advances social emotional learning skills, and develops passion and inclusion for the performing arts. Near West Theatre teaching artists are trained in lesson planning, behavior management and are experts in theatre enrichment programming. All learning environments and budgets are different so we invite you to work with us to tailor an experience specific to your goals and institution.


Students gain confidence, new ways to express emotion, and learn many more skills that will help them with their academic and personal futures. Best of all, many find a new love of theater!

  • 90% would like to see more theatre programs at their school
  • 90% learned new ways to express emotion
  • 84% are more likely to engage in theatre
  • 82% reported an increase in their confidence
  • 79% made friends with people different from themselves
  • 74% challenged themselves to go outside of their comfort zone

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