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School Days Field Trip

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum School Days Field Trip has been serving Southern California students for over 35 years. The School Days Field Trip is a multi-modal arts education experience including a preparatory workshop for students, professional development for educators, a comprehensive study guide, an interactive Living History, theatre technique workshops and a talkback with cast and crew – in addition to a high-quality professional performance of a Shakespeare or other play presented at Theatricum’s beautiful 299-seat outdoor amphitheatre in the Santa Monica mountains.

A Full Day includes all of the above elements, begins at 9:30 am and ends at approximately 1:30 pm.

A Play Only Day includes all pre-trip experiences, the play and the talkback and begins at 11:30 am, ending at approximately 1:30 pm.

Play titles, dates, and prices are detailed below.
To get more information or to book your students School Days Field Trip experience, email Christine Breihan at


2018 Spring School Days
Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (5th-12th grade)
5/3, 5/4 (100 student spots remaining), 5/9, 5/10, 5/15, 5/18, 5/24 (40 student spots remaining), 5/25, 6/1

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (wonderful for all ages)
4/18 (70 student spots remaining), 4/19, 4/24, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 5/8, 5/11, 5/16, 5/17 (100 student spots remaining), 5/23 (60 student spots remaining), 5/30, 5/31 (60 student spots remaining)


If you’re an early planner, take a look at our dates for 2018 Fall School Days:

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (5th-12th grade)
9/27, 9/28

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (wonderful for all ages)
9/26, 10/4, 10/5

The Full Day (9:30-1:30/1:45 – workshops, Living History & Performance w/Q&A) School Days Field Trip costs
$14 per student for groups of 1-40
$13 per student for groups of 41-199
$12.50 per student for groups of 200+

The Play Only (11:00-1:30 – Performance w/Q&A) School Days Field Trip costs
$9 per student for groups of 1-40
$8 per student for groups of 41-199
$7.50 per student for groups of 200+

  • Chaperones are free at a rate of 1/20 students.
  • Additional chaperones are $15/adult.
  • Each group receives 1 free in-school preparatory (ISP) workshop per 100 students. Additional ISP’s are $95 each.
  • Minimum group 4 (3 students, 1 chaperone)

To enroll your students, contact Christine Breihan at
. Thank you for your interest in School Days!


Shakespeare in American Communities

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum’s 2016/2017 productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice are part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

DCA - Department of Cultural Affairs

DCA - Department of Cultural Affairs

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicums School Programs are supported by grants from the following: Los Angeles County Arts Commission; City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs; LAUSD Arts Branch; The Green Foundation; The Rose Hills Foundation; The Sidney Stern Memorial Trust; The Community Giving Fund; The Breihan Family Foundation; The National Endowment for the Arts; The S. Mark Taper Foundation; The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Third District; Dramatist Guild Foundation; Actors’ Equity Association; The Ahmanson Foundation; Metabolic Studio, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation; and the generosity of numerous individual donors.

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