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The Importance of Theatre Education

Theatre does more than produce applause—it changes lives //

Like our mission statement states, The Warehouse Theatre aims to be Upstate SC’s premier, professional theatre where community engagement and education complement thought-provoking theatre experiences.

Education isn’t just something we do. It’s part of our mission for a reason. Because we know that there’s power in the performing arts. Involvement in the arts is linked to enhanced cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. And much like team sports, arts learning can improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork.

We believe in an experiential style, arts-integration across various subjects, and community dialogue. Each season, we reach more than 7,000 students, young adults, and community members with our Education Programs. That means that each season, we have more than 7,000 opportunities to teach, challenge, encourage, and support people through theatre.

Warehouse Theatre Education Programs //

Community Forums

Before each Main Stage show, we host a free forum where community members can hear from expert panelists about a topic related to one of the play’s major themes.

What To Expect
Applied Theatre

The Warehouse Theatre leads an applied theatre program that empowers people in nontraditional theatre settings.

About Applied Theatre
Talk Backs

Talk backs give theatregoers a glimpse of what goes into bringing a script from the page to the stage by allowing them to ask actors and artistic staff questions about their process.

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For Schools

Via our flagship arts integration program, This Wooden O, Warehouse Theatre teaching artists work with elementary, middle, and high school students to bring Shakespeare’s words off the page and into action.

This Wooden O