Education & Community Engagement

Society for the Performing Arts’ offers educational and outreach programs that are as diverse and far-reaching as the artists SPA presents!

We are proud to offer programming that takes place in conjunction with SPA performances. On performance nights, guests can arrive early or stay late to enjoy our Performance Preludes and SPA ArtsTalks. We also offer programs open to the public at venues in the Theater District and other locations in the Houston area. Music Master Classes take place at schools and other locations around Houston and The Tudor Family Dance Master Class Series is generally held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

With an eye on enriching the arts education and theatrical experiences of children in the greater Houston area, SPA offers a multitude of programs for students and teachers. SPA provides opportunities for schools to experience the world’s best performers at affordable prices through the Student Matinee Program and the Student Series. Teachers are also given the opportunity to take advantage of our educator professional development sessions offered throughout the year.

To learn more about our education and community engagement programs, please visit the pages below:
Public Programs
Student Programs
Educator Programs

Looking for a registration form? 
Click here for the Student Matinee Order Form for our 2013-2014 Season
Click here for the Student Series Order Form for our 2013-2014 Season
Click here for The Art of Teaching Registration Form for our 2013-2014 Season

If you have any questions or would like to request additional information, please email education@spahouston.org.
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H-E-B Performance Prelude for Lise de la Salle

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Lise de la Salle

Performance Preludes
7:00 PM - 7:20 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wortham Center - Wortham Center Bridge
Come join us before Lise de la Salle for a performance prelude featuring Dolce Music. 
Arts Talk for Lise de la Salle

Arts Talk for Lise de la Salle

ArtsTalk
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us early at the Wortham Center for an insightful discussion about the evening's piano performance by Lise de la Salle with Chris Johnson.
H-E-B Performance Prelude for It Gets Better

H-E-B Performance Prelude for It Gets Better

Performance Preludes
7:15 PM - 7:35 PM Friday, May 2, 2014

Jones Hall - Piano Level
Come join us before the performance of It Gets Better for a performance prelude featuring Bayou City Performing Arts Chorale. 
It Gets Better

It Gets Better

Student Series
8:00 PM Friday, May 2, 2014

Jones Hall
IT GETS BETTER is a moving performance that utilizes the power of song and story to transform painful histories of bullying, harassment and discrimination into a celebration of courage and a campaign for social justice in Houston. If you are a parent or teacher who is planning to bring 5 or more 9th-12th grade students to this performance, you are eligible to purchase Student Series tickets for only $10 each. Learn more at spahouston.org/student-series
Music Master Class with Pedrito Martinez

Music Master Class with Pedrito Martinez

Music Master Classes
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014

Miller Outdoor Theatre
Participate in an incredible Latin Jazz experience with this hip rising artist! There is no charge for this music master class, but reservations are recommended. To sign up, call 713-632-8112 or email jessica@spahouston.org. 

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
H-E-B Performance Prelude for Pedrito Matinez

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Pedrito Matinez

Performance Preludes
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM Saturday, May 3, 2014

Miller Outdoor Theater
Come join us before Pedrito Martinez for a performance prelude featuring Furr High Schools and Writers in the Schools. 
Dance Master Class with Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Dance Master Class with Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Dance Master Classes
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday, May 8, 2014

Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 South Braeswood Blvd, Houston 77096
Intermediate and advanced level dance students are invited to a master class lead by company members from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Beginners and dance lovers may participate as observers. Register in advance for only $5 or pay $10 at the door. Space is limited! Contact the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center at 713.729.3200 ext. 3223 or email msilberstein@erjcchouston.org to register today.
Arts Talk with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Arts Talk with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet

ArtsTalk
7:00 PM - 7:20 PM Friday, May 9, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Join us early at the Wortham Center to meet with Alonzo King, or another member of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet, for insight into the creative process of the evening;s dance performance.
H-E-B Performance Prelude for Alonzo King LINES Ballet

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Performance Preludes
7:30 PM - 7:50 PM Friday, May 9, 2014

Wortham Center - Grand Foyer
Come join us before Alonzo King LINES Ballet for a performance prelude featuring the Houston Met Too Youth Dance Company.
H-E-B Performance Prelude for Christina & Michelle Naughton

H-E-B Performance Prelude for Christina & Michelle Naughton

Performance Preludes
7:00 PM - 7:20 PM Friday, May 16, 2014

Wortham Center - Cullen Alcove
Come join us before Christina and Michelle Naughton for a performance prelude featuring Bondy Intermediate Orchestra. 
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