Classics Live!

Educators, enrich your students’ lives with award-winning theatre at A Noise Within! Our education programs are designed to increase access to live classical theatre and to enhance the classroom learning experience for both teachers and students. The Classics Live! experience includes: tickets at a reduced cost, post-show discussions with the artists, California standards-compliant study guides, and optional in-class workshops.

“A NOISE WITHIN IS A MIRROR THAT REFLECTS THE BRIGHTNESS THAT ART CAN OFFER. It encourages every single student to look deep inside themselves for inspiration.”

—Anna Owen, Teacher at Lennox Middle School

“A GREAT PLAY! AND, AS MY FIRST PLAY, I felt it was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to come back!”

—Mark Keppel High School Student

BOOK EARLY! Our weekday matinees especially for students sell out quickly. Your students will enjoy a full-length production, presented by the same professional cast as our regular performances, and a lively, post-show discussion with the artists. Prepare your students for the performance with classroom activities in our Study Guides. When ordering, be sure to ask about our In-class Workshops.Tickets: $16 (groups of 10 or more) A handling fee will be applied to each order

Spring 2014 Student Matinee Dates

LOOKING FOR ANOTHER DATE? Weekday Student Matinee Performances may be added based on demand. Contact the Education Department at 626.356.3104 for more information.

Bring your student group of 10 or more to one of A Noise Within’s regularly scheduled performances and experience the power of live theatre. When booking, be sure to ask about scheduling a post-show discussion with the artists for your students and scheduling an In-class Workshops. CHECK OUT our standards-compliant Study Guidesfor helpful background information on the plays and activities for the classroom!

Tickets: $16 Weekdays, Sat Mat & Sun Eve
$20 Sat Eve & Sun Mat

For additional dates and availability, contact the Education Department at 626.356.3104.

*Engage your students in a FREE pre-show symposium on the play at 6:30pm

$20 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS are available on a first come, first served basis for all regular performances based on availability one hour prior to curtain at the Box Office. Student ID required.

A Noise Within Resident Artists will design a workshop tailored to your classroom needs. Hands-on exercises and interactive analysis allow students to actively engage with the language, thereby gaining a deeper understanding of the work. Pre-performance and post-performance workshops available for select Shakespeare plays and each of the 2013/14 season productions. Call the Education Department at 626.356.3104 for availability and workshop pricing.

Designed to help teachers become more familiar with the season’s offerings, Tickets for Teachers offers the opportunity to attend – at no cost – a performance in preparation for bringing a group of students to a production. Based on availability.Call the Education Department at 626.356.3104 to reserve your seats.

*Performance preceded by a free symposium at 6:30pm

Led by A Noise Within teaching artists, our educator professional development workshops provide you the needed tools, skills, and knowledge to enhance your curriculum and engage your students in the study of Shakespeare’s plays and other classic literature while earning professional development salary points.Call the Education Department at 626.356.3104 for upcoming workshop dates pricing.

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Educators, these free, digital study guides are designed to help you integrate the plays and classic texts into your curriculum making the work accessible to your students through classroom activities and analysis of themes, context, and characters, while integrating music, visual arts, and history components.Before downloading the study guides, please take a moment to complete the brief questionnaire below to help A Noise Within continue providing these free, online guides.

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2013/14 Season Study Guides

$20 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS are available on a first come, first served basis for all regular performances based on availability one hour prior to curtain at the Box Office. Student ID required.
Did you know that A Noise Within is aligned with Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts? By participating in our Classics Live! education programs, your students are getting a strong foundation and deep exposure into several Common Core Standards. From attending a performance and participating in a post-show Q&A session to utilizing our in-depth study guides, the Common Core Standards are a part of the A Noise Within Classics Live experience!

ATTENDING A PERFORMANCE

Students attending a performance at A Noise Within begin a process of analysis that supports their understanding of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Integration of Knowledge and Ideas from the Reading Standards in Literature. It is during this performance that they engage in their analysis of dialogue, author’s choices regarding story elements and setting, and point of view of characters. In addition, students begin to compare and analyze the live performance as it relates to their prior study of the play.

  • Standards addressed by Attending a Performance
  • PARTICIPATING IN A POST-SHOW Q&A SESSION

    The greatest application of the CCSS to the Post-Show Q & A process can be found in the Speaking and Listening Standards; however, the preparation the students receive to be versed in the play before the performance certainly address the Reading Literature Standards, and in some cases, the Language Standards.

  • Standards addressed by Participating in Q&A Session
  • UTILIZING THE STUDY GUIDES

    The Study Guides are both comprehensive and useful to teachers and students, preparing them for an upcoming performance as well as deepening the learning and reflection after a performance. In the Study Guide, the Reading Standards from Literature and Informational Text as well as the Reading Standards from Literature are infused in the presentation and analysis of background information and scholarly articles. Here, students explore at literature and informational text in the context of addressing key ideas and details, learning characteristics of craft and structure, and integrating that knowledge and those ideas into a larger life context.
    In addition, thoughtful questions and activities in the Study Guide help students apply and expand the learning. Information about the actual production students will experience at A Noise Within include highlights on various artistic staff from the production, allowing students to gain understanding and insight on careers in the arts and how each part of a play production helps to create the whole.

  • Standards addressed by Utilizing the Study Guides

  • A NOISE WITHIN GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION FUNDERS