Learning through the arts

An innovative way for students to engage with the Massachusetts curriculum standards. Each performance has been curated to partner with the learning happening in Greater New Bedford classrooms. In this way, visiting the theater is an extension of the classroom and another resource for our local educators!

SCHOOLTIME POSTPONED

Due to the unpredictability of Covid-19, we’re pressing pause on the Schooltime season for the safety of students and educators.

We’re working to reschedule these shows and more, and we’ll announce the new dates soon.

When Schooltime returns, teachers can place their own orders online. Use code TEACHER at check-out to receive a complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. If you aren’t able to order online or need an invoice, we’d be happy to help. Please contact our

Director of Education and Community Engagement

,

Ashley

 

Moore

.

Ashley

 

Moore

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Director of Education and Community Engagement

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We know the arts can serve as a powerful tool for student achievement in and out of the classroom. It deepens students’ connection to the world and reveals new ways to see it. Not only does Schooltime performances enable students to explore the concepts and themes they study in the classroom, the performing arts can provide pathways to:

Foster Empathy

Boost Critical Thinking

Spark Discussion

Improve Reading Comprehension

Nurture Cultural Awareness

Power The Imagination

Nearly 20,000 Pre-K through 12 schoolchildren

throughout southeastern Massachusetts attend more than 20 performances at the Zeiterion every year.

Help a student experience a performance that enhances their learning and creates a better tomorrow. Sponsor or donate a learning opportunity today!

Know Before you go

No Unaccompanied Adults Permitted

Adults without children are not permitted at Schooltime shows.

Unaccompanied adults are welcome to attend the mainstage presentation when available, but Schooltime performances are for Pre-K through 12 students and teachers, home school communities, neurodiverse community organizations, and caregivers with children.

All Sales Are Final

No refunds, no exchanges, unless the event is cancelled or postponed.

If you are unable to attend a performance for which you have tickets, please consider giving those tickets to a friend or family member. The Zeiterion does not authorize its tickets for resale through third party sellers.

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740
For more information on how to get to the theater
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Theater Etiquette

The Z realizes that attending a Schooltime performance may be a first for many students. A live theatrical production is exciting and vibrant. The actors, the audience, and the backstage personnel are all part of the experience. Your students, as part of the audience, play an important role in the atmosphere of the production. Please remind your class that everyone will have a great time by remembering their theater etiquette.

No Running

Please don’t run inside or outside the theater. You and your friends can get hurt.

Go before the show

Restroom visits are best made before the show begins. This helps to minimize distractions and ensures you won't miss part of the show.

Stay Seated

It’s important to remain at your seat for the entire performance, and please keep your feet off the seats.

Quiet Time

When the lights go down, it means the show is about to begin. We settle down and refrain from talking unless we are asked. It can be disruptive to the performers.

Attention

Give your full attention and energy to the performers. In return, the performers give it back to you with a better performance.

Applause Encouraged

Show the performers your appreciation for their efforts! When there are parts that you particularly enjoy, you should feel free to laugh and clap.

No Cell Phones

Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited. Noises from electronic devices are distracting to the performers and the audience.

Performance Preperation

Enhancing Curriculum

To enrich the experience, support comprehension, and encourage interpretation, online curriculum guides are available in advance of performances. For most shows, pre- or post-performance Q&A sessions with the artists and their companies are also available to explore both the themes and the art form. The Z also offers in-school residencies, including mini-performances, workshops and theater-prep visits.

Student Photo Release

Before the show, please fill out a photo release and email our

Director of Education and Community Engagement

,

Ashley

 

Moore

at

amoore@zeiterion.org

.

ScholarshipS

In an effort to make the performing arts accessible, the Zeiterion offers a number of scholarship tickets to select performances. Distribution of scholarship funds is managed by the Zeiterion upon evaluating the financial need and objectives of each request. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability.

Scholarship

In an effort to make the performing arts accessible, the Zeiterion offers a number of scholarship tickets to select performances. Distribution of scholarship funds is managed by the Zeiterion upon evaluating the financial need and objectives of each request. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and are subject to availability.

Theater etiquette Reminders

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