School Days Field Trips

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Theatricum’s School Programs are making scheduling adjustments in light of the current health crisis. Please see below for specific details.

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 amphitheater in the Santa Monica mountains.

A Full Day 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.

To get more information or to book your students School Days Field Trip experience, email Andy Stokan at

2020 Spring School Days:

We at Theatricum have been carefully monitoring information from the WHO, CDC, and LA County Department of Health and Safety – while also engaging in active dialogue with arts providers in our immediate and greater community – in order to institute the best practices to keep your students and our artists safe. We have come to the decision that the best choice for the community is to suspend our Spring School Days program and expand our Fall School Days program. If you currently have a reservation for a Spring 2020 School Days Field Trip, please contact Andy Stokan at

2020 Fall School Days:

Julius Caesar – 9/15, 9/16, 9/24, 9/25, 9/29, 9/30, 10/8

A Midsummer Night’s Dream** – 9/17, 9/18, 9/22, 9/23, 10/1, 10/2, 10/6, 10/7

**Following the success of Theatricum’s 2019 production of Twelfth Night, Artistic Director Ellen Geer will be working with composer Marshall McDaniel to lift small portions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream into song. Pieces of the text that are full of the most emotion/spirit will be set to melodies and sung by the actors. No other alterations to the text are expected.

The Full Day (9:30-1:30/1:45 – workshops, Living History & Performance w/Q&A)
$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)
$9 per student for groups of 1-40
$8 per student for groups of 41-199
$7.50 per student for groups of 200+

Adults free at a ratio of 1/20 students from groups of 10 or more. Additional chaperones are $15/adult.

Groups of 9 or below, all attendees pay student price.

One free in-school preparatory workshop per 10-100 students. Additional workshops $100 each.
Minimum group 4 (3 students, 1 chaperone)
To enroll your students, contact Andy Stokan at

Thank you for your interest in School Days!