State Theatre New Jersey

Education & Community Engagement

For Schools

Since 1988, State Theatre New Jersey has introduced nearly a half-million students and teachers to the performing arts, both at the theater and in the classroom. Our comprehensive programs for schools deeply enrich students’ learning and infuse creativity across the curriculum.

State Theatre New Jersey Performances for Schools

performances for schools

State Theatre New Jersey’s Performances for Schools offer students memorable encounters with innovative, exciting, and inspiring live music, dance, and theater from around the world.


Symphony Scholars

symphony scholars

Symphony Scholars leads students on an in-depth exploration of classical music, including attending a live orchestra concert at the State Theatre New Jersey.


Relaxed Performances

SENSORY-friendly performances

Sensory-Friendly Performances are specially designed to create a safe, welcoming environment for students on the autism spectrum or with other sensory sensitivities to experience the joy of live performance.


Early Childhood Arts & Literacy Program


Children love to see storybook characters come to life onstage. But in recent years the arts have been increasingly eliminated from school curricula and family life. To address this issue and introduce youngsters to the performing arts, State Theatre New Jersey created the Early Childhood Arts & Literacy Program.


Teacher Appreciation Nights

EDUCATOR appreciation nights

State Theatre New Jersey loves educators! Check out our Educator Appreciation page for special events and discounts just for teachers.

$5 off discounts

State Theatre New Jersey offers a  $5 discount* on tickets to most State Theatre New Jersey-presented performances when you present one of the following cards / IDs at the Guest Services Office Windows:

  • Current K-12 Teacher ID or NJEA Card
  • RNJEA Card (retired educators)

Contact Guest Services for more information: 732-246-7469 

*Discounts are not retroactive and cannot be combined with other offers or Rewards. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. 

contact the education & Community engagement department | 732-247-7200, ext. 517  

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"Our students enjoyed the show tremendously, and had many positive points to share during our post-show recap in the classroom. I look forward to making the Nutcracker an annual event for my class."

Jo Winik

Haworth School

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