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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, 5/9, 5/10, 5/15, 5/24 (40 student spots remaining)

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

 Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (7th-12th grade)
5/18, 5/22, 5/25, 6/1

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

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (7th-12th grade)
9/27, 9/28

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

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus (5th-12th grade)


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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