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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State


Enriching lives through inspiring experiences. Innovation and inclusivity = creative, forward thinking + all voices are part of a community.

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presents several performances each year with direct connections to science learning for families and to schools. We offer opportunities to engage meaningfully with different perspectives and life experiences in order to create engaged and empathetic citizens, ready to enter the global workforce. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or mentor, by bringing youth to a live performing arts experience you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Memory-making opportunities and fun are a part of every performance, and teaching materials are provided ahead of time and on site that point out multiple points of entry into subject matter with connections that follow academic standards. Ask about our back stage tour jobs you didn’t know existed in the arts, artist-led workshops, lecture demonstrations, and more! We look forward to seeing EVERYONE in our audience!