Student Programs and Resources

“Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theater.” — Gail Godwin

Engage your students in learning with our field trips, in-class residencies and customized workshops.

Student Matinees

Bring your students to see a live, professional production. Our study guides will help you tie the play to your curriculum while the performance and post-show Q&A with the cast will have your students talking for years to come. Remember when you saw your first play? They will too! 

Schedule & Reservations      Study Guides

In-school Residencies

Dramatic Learning enhances any area of curriculum for any grade. This custom-designed program addresses your curriculum needs and inspires young audiences. 

Contact us:  303.893.6006 

Backstage Tours

Explore backstage at downtown’s Denver Performing Arts Complex. This four-block, 12-acre site encompasses 11 theatres, design / costume / construction shops, dressing rooms and more. Our 90-minute tour begins in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at Speer & Arapahoe. $8 Mon & Sat at 10am

Note: Due to performance-related activities, theatre access changes daily.

Career Exploration Days

If you’re interested in a theatre career, check out our Career Exploration Days. You’ll see a Denver Center Theatre Company technical rehearsal, take a backstage tour and talk with our staff. High School and Middle School students of up to 30 are invited to this free two-hour career shadowing opportunity.

2014/15 dates To Be Announced


Activity Time
Tour of the Facilities 10:30am-12pm
Tech Rehearsal 12-1pm
Wrap Up 1-1:30pm

Contact us: 303.893.6006

Teacher Training

Want to keep your students engaged? Spark creativity in your classroom. We can customize a training session to meet your needs. We offer:

Arts Integration 
  • Learn to integrate arts into your curriculum 
  • Engage multiple learning styles
Drama and Theatre Training 
  • Develop new drama curriculum
  • Learn master techniques for the classroom and the rehearsal process
Presentation Training
  • Improve body language and control nerves 
  • Protect your voice in classroom and playground settings
  • Improve body language and control nerves 

Contact:  303.893.6006

Free Teacher Workshops Saturdays 10am-2pm

Re-certification for Colorado Department of Education is available upon request.
To schedule or for more information, call David Saphier at 303.893.6006.

Tools for Teaching Shakespeare

Whether you are preparing for the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival or enhancing your lesson about the Bard, use our e-Shakespeare resource. This online training program provides video clips, interactive resources and activities to help you make Shakespeare come alive.

Jones Library

We maintain a highly-specialized library of scripts, periodicals, theatre anthologies and musical librettos. Our library is open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm in the Newman Center for Theatre Education.