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Education & Outreach

The Education and Outreach Department of La Jolla Playhouse, in close collaboration with the Artistic Department, creates an appetite for the work of La Jolla Playhouse by providing an aesthetic vocabulary and theatre experiences that enable the uninitiated to crave challenging and adventuresome theatre.

Our goal is to provide educational opportunities that will deepen the relationship with existing patrons and encourage both adult and youth audiences to attend the productions with a heightened awareness and understanding of the theatrical process as well as the issues presented by the work. In this way, we will enhance the current work on our stage and position the institution as essential to the cultural well-being of the San Diego community and the American theatre.


Audience Engagement

To deepen patrons' enjoyment of each production, La Jolla Playhouse offers a broad range of audience engagement events. Learn more about how you can enrich your theatre-going experience.

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Performances For Youth

La Jolla Playhouse offers the POP Tour, a touring theatre program for schools that brings the magic of theatre to San Diego classrooms. In addition, special student matinees of selected mainstage productions are offered throughout the school year. Study guides, pre-performance workshops and post-show talkbacks are available to prepare students for these productions. Staff development workshops are offered to teachers prior to their school's participation in the student matinee.

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Programs For Youth

La Jolla Playhouse offers a year-round calendar of programs for schools and students throughout San Diego County. Programs include, acting and theatre-skills training, workshops, student leadership boards, internships and more.

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