The Complete Theatre Experience
Bring Austin history to life for your students at imaginative, engaging shows that connect with TEKS to extend your lessons beyond the classroom!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- The cost of field trips is $10 per student, or $6 per student for Title I schools. We offer one free adult ticket for every 10 students.
- We share each show’s TEKS connections, ranging from Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA, Global Studies, STEM, and beyond!
- Optional pre-show workshops involve our teaching artists coming to your school or organization to prepare students for the show.
- Students and teachers will take home Activity Guides custom-designed for each field trip filled with fun, interactive, and educational activities.
2023-2024 School Year
September 25-27, 2023
Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés. Their catchy songs and lively performances get the whole audience dancing, singing, and learning!
TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA, Global Studies, Social Studies
January 29-31, 2024
From TheaterWorksUSA, New York, NY
Based on the best-selling graphic novel series by Dav Pilkey, the creator of Dog Man.
TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA
February 26-27, 2024
From The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning story of history, love, and resilience becomes a world premiere stage adaptation.
TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, ELA, Social Studies
February 28, 2024
Experience a musical duo — in this case — brothers, who play all genres of popular music, using the violin instead of their voices to express song’s lyrics.
TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, ELA, STEM
April 9-10, 2024
From Arch8, The Netherlands
Experience the physically awe-inspiring work featuring a gravity-defying combination of acrobatics, extreme physicality and movement.
TEKS Connections: Fine Arts, Social-Emotional Learning, STEM
“That was probably one of the best field trips I have taken my students to, and I have been teaching for 30 years! I think I had just as much fun. I hope they offer this again next year!”
– Participating Teacher
There’s nothing like the electric energy of a field trip to the Paramount and State Theatres! In fact, most of our staff cites field trip days as our favorite events of the year. We look forward to welcoming your group here on Congress Avenue!
The cost of admission is $10 per student for non-Title One schools and $6 per student for Title One schools. One adult per 10 children will be free.
Performances will be presented at The Paramount Theatre at 713 Congress Avenue and The State Theatre at 719 Congress Avenue. Requests will be filled on a first come, first served basis. To accommodate as many school groups as possible, there is a limit for adults attending the shows. Only one adult per every ten students. Any additional adults will be charged $15 per ticket in advance, or $20 cash; day of show. If you need more adults due to students with special needs, please contact Abril Robbins at email@example.com. No general public tickets will be sold.
Payment in the form of one check per school should be mailed to the Paramount Theatre once you receive your confirmation email and accompanied invoice. Alternately, you may provide a credit card number to charge the balance. Full payments are due ONE MONTH before your performance date. If we have not heard from you one month before the performance, your tickets may be released and given to a school on our waitlist, if there is one. If you need more time to pay for your school’s tickets we are happy to work with you, but there are NO CANCELLATIONS PAST YOUR ONE MONTH DUE DATE. These include decreases in numbers or complete cancellations of reservations (including additional adult tickets). Your school will still be responsible for the amount due since we will not have adequate time to re-book your tickets and those seats will go unused. Thank you for your understanding.
If there are any obstacles that prevent your students from seeing this production, please contact Abril Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-233-0124 to discuss special arrangements.
The performances begin promptly at the indicated time and will last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Arrival time should be NO MORE THAN 30 minutes prior to the performance. Each school must make its own transportation arrangements after receiving a confirmation email from the Paramount Theatre. There is no free parking available for private cars on the day of the performances.
Paramount Education also offers in classroom, pre-show workshops facilitated by a professional teaching artist. Our teaching artists will come to your school and engage classes in drama and movement based activities to prepare them to see the play and explore its themes and curricular connections. The price of these workshops is $25 per classroom. Discounts are available for Title 1 schools. Please let us know you are interested in a pre-show workshop when you register for a show, and we will contact you two months prior to the field trip date to schedule those sessions.
In addition to seeing the play, every student and teacher attending our productions will receive a free Activity Guide to extend learning beyond seeing the play. These guides are crafted specifically to connect the play to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). They also provide enrichment materials that offer lesson plans and suggest possible curricular connections through which educators can create fully integrated units in English, science, math, and social studies.