The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall provides arts based and arts integrated learning opportunities for students throughout the Gulf Coast Region. Our Schooltime Performance Series features children’s theatre productions from nationally recognized touring companies. Each performance connects to core subject areas, such as Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math. Additionally, each performance features an in depth learning module series for each show, which features a professional development and 3 lesson curriculum guide. Teacher may also customize a workshop experience around any of our Schooltime or Mainstage shows through Language and Learning Through the Arts.

Full Descriptions and study guides will be available shortly for our 2015-2016 Season (All performances are at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, unless otherwise noted:


A TheatreworksUSA Production

Dragons Love Tacos

Oct. 11 and 12, 2017 (Van Wezel)

10am & 11:45am

Oct. 13, 2017 (North Port)

10am & 11:45am
A Bill Blagg Production 

Bill Blagg The Science of Magic

Nov. 6, 2017

10am & 11:45am



The Money Tree

Dec. 4, 2017

10am & 11:45am



Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Jan. 18, 2018

10am & 11:45am


A TheatreworksUSA Production

Charlotte’s Web

Jan. 19, 2018 (North Port)

10am & 11:45am

Jan. 23, 2018 (Van Wezel)

10am & 11:45am


Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny

Feb. 20, 2018

10am & 11:45am



April 27, 2018



A TheatreworksUSA Production


May 1, 2018

10am & 11:45am

A  Tall Stories Production 

The Gruffalo: Live on Stage

May 10, 2018

10am & 11:45am


Ready to order? Reserve your seats early to guarantee your place next season by sending the attached order form to Margaret.lindsey@sarasotagov.com.

Explorations Contact: Margaret Lindsey

Phone: (941) 955-7676 x 2243

Email: margaret.lindsey@sarasotagov.com

Website: http://www.vanwezel.org/edu/st.cfm

Summer or Family Programs? Yes - See Description for More

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