School and Community Programs

With input from its Education and Outreach Committee, SCR offers a comprehensive array of programs to make live theatre available to everyone in our community. Check out the many ways we connect theatre and young people.

Theatre for Young Audiences Family Series arrow
A plays series especially for young people and their families.
Significant support provided by The Segerstrom Foundation; Bank of America Charitable Foundation; The Nicholas Endowment; Pacific Life Foundation​ and Apriem Advisors; MUFG Union Bank Foundation; Wells Fargo Foundation; Haskell & White, LLP; California First National Bank; and Mechanics Bank. Major additional support is also provided by the following individuals: Leona Aronoff-Sadacca, Phyllis and Larry Hogle, Timothy J. & Marianne Kay, and Olivia and Alan Slutzky.

Neighborhood Conservatory Acting Classes arrow
Free after-school acting classes and workshops at select local elementary schools and community centers.
Supported by Barbara Roberts and Brooke Roberts-Webb, the Doreen Marshall Fund, the Birches Foundation and one anonymous donor.

Theatre Discovery Project
Affordable tickets for students to select SCR productions of important literary works; educators receive a study guide.

Bring Your Class to SCR arrow
SCR has more student group opportunities than ever, including stage productions during class time. Visit the teacher resource page for study guides, videos and articles.

Theatre Access
Groups of underserved high school and college students receive free admission to productions through the Theatre Access program. Qualifying high school departments and subject areas are theatre, English, history and other subjects. For colleges and universities, the qualifying Theatre Access department is theatre. Call (714) 708-5549 or email [email protected] for more information.
Significant support provided by The Capital Group Companies Foundation, The Kobrin Family, Margaret M. Gates, Chase McLaughlin, James Sommerville, Maralou and Jerry Harrington and Michael Ray. 

College & University Group Tickets arrow
Group tickets are a budget-friendly way for college and university classes and groups of students to experience plays at SCR. All department qualify for higher education group sales. NOTE: If you are a college or university theatre department, please see Theatre Access as you may qualify for free tickets.

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The MyStage program is specially designed for 15-to 25-year-olds. Members get special $10 discounted tickets for shows at South Coast Repertory.  

Seniors, full-time students, educators and students in the Theatre Conservatory’s Adult Acting and Playwriting Classes also qualify for reduced-price tickets to SCR productions.

The long-term development of Theatre for Young Audiences and other educational programs at SCR is greatly assisted by the establishment of endowment funds.

We deeply appreciate the following donors who have honored us with gifts:

  • Folino Family Education & Theatre for Young Audiences Endowment​
  • General and Mrs. William Lyon Educational & Outreach Endowment​
  • Camille and Eric Durand Endowment​
  • Pam & James Muzzy Endowment for Young Audiences​
  • Sue and Ralph Stern Endowment for Young Audiences​
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Education and Outreach Fund​
  • Yvonne & Damien Jordan Theatre for Young Audiences Endowment ​
  • Draper Family Endowment