Outdoor Shakespearean Theatre
 
Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum

School Days Field Trips

The best field trip in Los Angeles!

– Matt Snyder, Patrick Henry Middle School

This Spring, 2024, we are excited to present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Winter’s Tale for our School Days Field Trips.

  • William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s DreamTheatricum’s beloved signature production and the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for all ages.
    • “Phenomenal performances and excellent direction.” – Glamgical Review
  • William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale A brand new production of the beloved classic, Shakespeare’s masterpiece begins as a story of jealousy and misplaced rage, then transforms into a tale of magic, music, love, and ultimately forgiveness. Great for 6th Grade and Up.

Plus, this Fall, in addition to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Winter’s Tale, we will be presenting Wendy’s Peter Pan, adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie by Theatricum’s Artistic Director Ellen Geer!

  • J.M. Barrie’s beloved fairytale of a boy who never wanted to grow up was written one hundred and twenty years ago. Like the stories of Shakespeare, the adventures in Neverland are ingrained in the vocabulary and hearts of our culture. Ellen Geer’s pondering frames the original script through the eyes of Wendy and her children, encouraging the next generation to never lose the innocence of belief in other worlds and other ways.

Dates/Plays for Spring 2024 are below! Enroll online and get your pick of date below and we’ll get back to you with a confirmation as soon as possible.

Contact Emoria Weidner to learn more or book below todayeducation@marketing


Want us to come to you instead? visit our Classroom Enrichment page to book a workshop, in-school performance, or residency!

Bottom meets the Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Students, Teachers, and Chaperones at a School Days Performance

The kids just got so, so much out of the experience. They talked about it all the way back to school on the bus and my own child spoke about it all evening. The sheer amount of joy the cast and crew took in discussing not only Shakespeare (from the stage and individually) but the time period in which he wrote was contagious. I thought we were just busing out to see a play. That it was an entire immersive educational day in a gorgeous outdoor location in the canyons made it that much more special. Can’t wait to go again!

– Mark Wheaton, Walter Reed Middle School

Spring 2024 Dates

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2024 Spring School Performances
DateSeats Available?
5/1/2024All Seats Reserved
5/2/2024All Seats Reserved
5/3/2024All Seats Reserved
5/6/2024All Seats Reserved
5/10/2024All Seats Reserved
5/15/2024All Seats Reserved
5/16/2024All Seats Reserved
5/23/2024All Seats Reserved
5/24/2024All Seats Reserved
5/29/2024All Seats Reserved
5/31/2024All Seats Reserved
6/5/2024All Seats Reserved
Schedule your field trip and reserve your seats below.

The Winter’s Tale
2024 Spring School Performances
DateSeats Available?
5/8/202480 Seats Remaining
5/9/2024All Seats Reserved
5/17/2024All Seats Reserved
5/22/2024All Seats Reserved
5/30/2024All Seats Reserved
6/6/2024300 Seats Remaining
Schedule your field trip and reserve your seats below.

Fall 2024 Dates

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2024 Fall School Performances
DateSeats Available?
9/25/2024300 Seats Remaining
9/27/2024300 Seats Remaining
10/2/2024300 Seats Remaining
10/9/2024300 Seats Remaining
Schedule your field trip and reserve your seats below.
Wendy’s Peter Pan
2024 Fall School Performances

DateSeats Available?
9/30/2024300 Seats Remaining
10/11/2024300 Seats Remaining
Schedule your field trip and reserve your seats below.
The Winter’s Tale
2024 Fall School Performances
DateSeats Available?
9/26/2024300 Seats Remaining
10/04/2024300 Seats Remaining
10/10/2024300 Seats Remaining
Schedule your field trip and reserve your seats below.

It was AMAZING. The students were engaged the entire time. I believe that some of them will consider theatre as a high school elective based on what they experienced today. Thank you for offering this high quality program.

– Laura Ellis, Olive Vista Middle School STEAM Magnet

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, a comprehensive study guide, an interactive Living History, and a talk-back 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 amphitheater in the Santa Monica mountains.

A School Days Field Trip Full day begins at 10:00 am (arrival time between 9:15-9:45). A Play Only day begins at 11:40 am. Dismissal for both is at 1:45 pm.

School Days 2023 FULL DAY booking includes:

  • Study Guide
  • In-School Preparatory Workshop for Students
  • Living History
  • Technique Workshops
  • Performance
  • Follow-up Q&A with cast

Cost
Groups of 1-40: $16/student
Groups of 41-199: $15/student
Groups of 200+: $14.50/student

School Days 2023 PLAY ONLY booking includes:

  • Study Guide
  • In-School Preparatory Workshop for Students
  • Performance
  • Follow-up Q&A with cast

Cost
Groups of 1-40: $12/student
Groups of 41-199: $11/student
Groups of 200+: $10/student

Start to finish, a magical experience. The orientation is fun and informative. The workshops are adorable and the exceptional professionalism of the staff is incredible! The chaperones hardly have to do a thing! The staff at Theatricum is all over it. Everything is tremendously organized and the kids are constantly engaged. What an amazing experience for our students! AND, the actors are top-notch! Extraordinary productions in an extraordinary environment. Shakespeare comes alive!

– Tanya Akaopoff, Sylmar Charter High School

For both Full Day and Play Only:
Teachers and chaperones free at a ratio of 1 per 20 students. Additional teachers/chaperones $16 each.
One free in-school preparatory workshop per 100 students. Additional workshops $100 each, if desired.
Payment can be made with a Purchase Order, Check, Cash, or Credit Card. All Credit Card payments will have a 3.5% fee.

Contact Emoria Weidner to learn more or book below todayeducation@theatricum.com

The play was well front loaded through the history and dramatization presented at the school site workshop, along with the living history experience at the theater, and the materials packet provided. The living history Q & A was a very effective and engaging lesson on Elizabethan England. Shakespeare can be completely unintelligible for middle schoolers, but the resource materials and preparation by the actors was fun and made the story understandable.

– Lynne Newton, Westside Waldorf School

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