The Dana Center for the Humanities

Performing arts for New Hampshire

Education

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 2017-2018 season include:

Petra and the Wolf
Friday 10 November at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

New Art Theatre in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Tuesday–Friday 10–13 April at 9:30 a.m.

Shh! We Have a Plan
Friday 4 May at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

For more information please call 603-641-7710