We partner with schools around our region to bring theatre into the classroom in innovative ways, to provide additional resources and support to educators, and to help students learn and grow as artists and thinkers.

August Wilson In-School Residency

This unique semester-long program engages high school students in an in-depth, personal, and artistic study of the great American playwright August Wilson and his theatrical contribution to society.

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Title 1 high schools located within Los Angeles County are eligible to participate. Teachers from all subject areas and all high school grades are encouraged to apply. If you have further questions, please contact us by email.

Disney Musicals in Schools

Center Theatre Group is excited to work with Disney Theatrical Group to bring Disney Musicals in Schools to Los Angeles County. This program is a capacity-building initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theatre programs in public elementary schools.

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Public elementary schools in Los Angeles County holding a Title 1 status are eligible to participate. If you have further questions, please contact us by email.

Culver City Unified School District

We're proud to be a part of the Front and Center Theatre Collaborative, a program of the Culver City Unified School District. We work together with other local theatre companies—The Actors’ Gang, We Tell Stories, Young Storytellers Foundation, 24th STreet Theatre, and Story Pirates—to coordinate theatre programming across the entire district in an effort to best serve students at all grade levels.

We host students of all ages for performances and events at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. And we're proud to have built a particularly deep partnership with the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA). AVPA students have engaged with our work in a variety of ways, including through semester-long Teaching Artist residencies, attending productions, performing on the Douglas stage, and hosting the AVPA's annual Java Gala fundraiser at the Douglas.

Special thanks to Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Fineshriber Foundation, Carol and James Collins Foundation, Culver City Educational Foundation, and Joseph Drown Foundation for their generous support of Front and Center.