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Making Classic Connections
Great Lakes Theater’s acclaimed educational programming has positively impacted the lives of students since our founding in 1962. Today, on our stages and in schools and community venues throughout the region, Great Lakes Theater educational programming connects over 50,000 students from 250+ schools in 21+ counties to the classics each season.
Classic theater comes alive for your students through our Matinee Series. Experience our world-class productions at a fraction of the cost.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Writing Contest
GLT's "A Christmas Carol" Writing Contest inspires 2K+ CMSD students annually to create original written art based on the themes of "A Christmas Carol."
Camp Theater! 2021
It is with regret that we must unfortunately suspend Camp Theater for 2021. After much deliberation, we have determined that it is not yet possible in this pandemic to conduct an in-person summer arts camp. The health and safety of our campers and of our education staff remains our top priority.
Great Lakes Theater wants to prepare your students and make your job as easy as possible - find the resources necessary here!
Youth & Teacher Discounts
We believe that our youth will shape the future of live theater and are thrilled to celebrate our region’s extraordinary teachers. We make theater visits accessible to both by offering deeply discounted tickets to patrons 25 and younger as well as to teachers!
Virtual Camp Theater! 2020
We couldn't be with you physically, so we brought our Camp Theater! program to you virtually in 2020. This page is where you'll find the fun activities and lessons provided for our virtual 2020 Camp Theater!
Artist in (Your) Residence
With schools closed and students being schooled online, our education team came up with an innovative solution to provide our educational programming at home during this unprecedented time.
2021-22 Season Conversion Information
We share with you our developing plans for the re-opening of our theaters this fall at Playhouse Square to celebrate our 60th Anniversary Season.
Great Lakes Theater @ Home
While we can't be with you physically, we have stayed connected with you virtually during our cancelled 2020-21 Season. Check out our new "Great Lakes Theater @ Home" section and catch up on all of the content we've provided this year!
Bring a group of 6 and save!
For a limited time, gather a group of 6 (instead of 10) and save big! Offer valid on any show in our 2021-22 Season - book today!
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