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Arts Education Field Trip

Arts Education Field Trip

Goodspeed Musicals offers an à la carte menu of Arts Education Field Trip activities to enrich your group’s experience when visiting Goodspeed or attending a show:

  • One hour of in-school arts integrated class led by a Goodspeed resident teaching artist
  • One hour of arts integrated class on the Goodspeed campus led by a Goodspeed resident teaching artist
  • Full campus tour
  • Two hours of workshops with actors in the cast of the current show  
  • One hour of workshops with actors in the cast of the current show
  • Healthy bag lunch freshly made in a local café   
  • 10 min. discussion with Goodspeed staff and at least one actor after the show

*All menu options are subject to availability.

Goodspeed Musicals Arts Education Field Trip"On behalf of the Institute for Lifelong Learning, Jessie, myself, and all our students, I want to thank you and the entire Goodspeed team for a wonderful day. Your professionalism, and that of the staff and talented actors was remarkable. The jam-packed schedule came off without a hitch and the performance was only the perfect icing on a well-planned cake. Thanks again for all you did to keep things running smoothly."
- Richard J. Friswell, M.Ed.,M.Phil.; President and CEO, Fusion/The Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr. Art Collection; Associate Director, Wesleyan Institute for Lifelong Learning

For menu pricing, please contact Group Sales Manager Kate Micari at kmicari@goodspeed.org or at 860.873.8664 x316

Arts Education Field Trip Package Deal:

Groups of 50 receive a complimentary full campus tour!

Groups of 25 receive a complimentary tour of the Goodspeed Opera House!

  • One hour of in-school arts integrated class led by a Goodspeed resident teaching artist**
  • Tour
  • Two hours of workshops with actors in the cast of the current show
  • Bag lunch
  • 10 min. discussion with Goodspeed staff and at least one actor after the show

Detailed sample schedule for a group with 50 people participating in the Arts Education Field Trip Package Deal:

Day one for a Connecticut group:

Goodspeed staff visit your location to lead arts integrated classes that relate to the current production. The group of 50 participants should be broken into two groups. Groups A and B will have 25 students in each class. Goodspeed teaching artists will offer the same class to both groups of 25 students. The duration of these classes is customizable based on the needs of the group.  

Day one sample schedule for an out-of-state group:

11:50 a.m. – Arrival at Goodspeed Musicals

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Group members participate in an Arts-integrated class with Goodspeed teaching artists that relates to the current production.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Full Goodspeed campus tour (includes the Goodspeed’s Costume Rental Facility, the Goodspeed Opera House, The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre, and the Stillman Production Center). *Group must provide its own transportation between locations.   

Day two for a Connecticut or out-of-state group:

10:15 a.m. – Arrival at Goodspeed Musicals

Participants break into Group A and B.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  – Groups A and B participate in separate performing arts classes that relate to the current production led by professional actors in the production.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.  – Groups A and B change spaces and participate in different performing arts classes that relate to the current production led by professional actors in the production.

*Workshop topics are to be determined. Workshops are usually dance, music, or acting focused. Cast members work with Goodspeed’s resident professional teaching artists to plan each class. Each class is based on a detailed lesson plan designed to achieve specific learning objectives.      

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Participants enjoy the bagged lunches. Bagged lunches include the choice of turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwiches, an apple, large cookie, and bottle of water. A local family-owned café prepares the lunches fresh each morning. Special dietary needs can be accommodated with advance notice.

2:00 p.m. to end of show – Participants attend Goodspeed’s current production. Tickets must be booked separately.

10 min. talkback after the show concludes – Students have a chance to ask actors and Goodspeed resident teaching artists questions. 

Additional information:

• We encourage groups to combine menu options.
• Tickets must be booked separately. Group ticket discounts are available for parties of 20 or more.
• Groups are responsible for providing their own transportation to Goodspeed and during the full campus tour if applicable.
• Goodspeed can accommodate a maximum of 50 students per visit.
•. Arts Education Field Trip menu options are subject to availability.