At the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | Box Office: 310 434 3200

Free & Open to the Public

A complete list of our free and low cost community events and online registration
are coming soon!

FEB 10 / MON / 7:30PM
Classic and Contemporary American Plays

Student Matinees

Admission to student matinees are only available to student groups and require an
application process and approval.

K-12 Schools/Organizations Click Here to Apply

College Faculty/Students Click Here to Apply

Grade 2-5

Education and Outreach programming is supported in part by Austin and Virginia Beutner, Eisner Foundation, City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission, Mathewson Charitable Trusts, Wells Fargo, The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, SMC Associates, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and The Roth Family Foundation.


We believe that experiencing and reacting to art is key to building and inspiring active, engaged citizens. We’re proud to work with artists, educators, and community leaders to offer intimate and inspiring cultural experiences of the highest caliber across a range of artistic disciplines including dance, theater, music, and film.

All Education & Outreach activities are offered for free or low cost. The program’s five initiatives provide diverse audiences with a variety of accessible ways to engage in the performing arts. Education & Outreach at The Broad Stage engages over 10,000 learners of all ages annually.

Student Matinees provide students the opportunity for exploration into the historical and literary contexts of a performance or the current events surrounding a lecture presentation. For selected performances, Discovery Guides that support core curriculum and VAPA standards with pre- and post-show lessons are provided to teachers to supplement preparation.

In School Workshops bring arts education into the classroom, supporting teachers in their efforts to develop thoughtful, intelligent students who ask questions, reflect on their experiences and make connections between art and life. Broad Teaching Artists tailor each workshop to the student’s performance experience, but all support core curriculum and VAPA standards.

Family and Community Events are designed to teach and delight. You can come with your children or come on your own… These events will be enjoyable and meaningful for everyone and are free or low cost.

Master Classes at the Broad Stage create an artistic playground for advanced students to learn from skilled professionals. Some are given before a full audience, creating another learning opportunity for those observing.

Lifelong Learning opportunities come in a variety of formats. Pre- and post-show lectures, talkbacks with the artists, full lecture presentations, open rehearsals, and dialogues with leading cultural figures take place throughout the season to enrich the educational experience for all.

No buses? No problem

The Broad Stage recognizes that one of the primary obstacles to attending these events is the cost of getting there. We are happy to offer bus transportation funding for schools and organizations to attend education and outreach events here at The Broad Stage.

If your school or organization cannot get here without our help please let us know on your application form that you need assistance and we’ll be in touch to discuss bus reimbursement. All funds allocated based on need.

For more information on any of our Education and Outreach events please call 310-434-3560 or email