The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

About Us

Student Matinees

An important aspect of community outreach is providing K-12 students with the opportunity to engage in the performing arts. We offer on-site matinee performing arts programs for student audiences of all ages.

Productions from past seasons such as Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Alpha Yaya Diallo, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie were selected not only to delight all audiences but also for their cultural and educational value.

Performances are focused on literature, history and politics, international cultures, and the purely artistic disciplines of dance, music, and theatrer to introduce students to the human experience in a new and memorable way.

Elementary, secondary, and high schools from all over New Hampshire and New England are invited to attend matinee performances. We attract approximately 7,500 students annually.

Educational performances for the upcoming 2016-2017 season include:

Jigsaw Jones and The Case of the Class Clown
Thursday 20 October 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

New Art Theatre in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Wednesday 5 April 9:30 a.m., Thursday 6 April 9:30 a.m.

The Dallas Children’s Theatre in Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
Wednesday 24 May 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

For more information please call 603-641-7710