Theatre for Young Audiences

Each year, Emerson Stage presents one production dedicated as Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) or Theatre for Intergenerational Audiences. For our students, this production is a unique opportunity to work on theatrical pieces designed for young people and people of various ages. For our communities, it is an opportunity for an engaging, educational, and enjoyable field trip.

Emerson Stage reserves two performances of each TYA production specifically for school groups. These performances occur at 10:00 am on school days, and are filled with students visiting Emerson College with their classmates. In addition to the performance, our Education Directors and Engagement Teams—who are usually students in the Theatre Education and Performance degree programs—provide supplemental educational items, including a production study guide sent to the teachers before the performance date, post-show discussions with members of our cast and crew, and other activities and opportunities. 

This year’s Theatre for Intergenerational Audiences production will be How We Got On by Idris Goodwin. This is geared for middle and high schoolers, especially for students in grades 7-12.Emerson Stage will present two school matinee performances and three additional standard performances over Family Weekend (October 12-14, 2023).