Trinity Rep is a leader in arts education. From our landmark Project Discovery student matinee program, which has brought over 1.4 million students to the theater since its inception in 1966, to Trinity Rep’s Active Imagination Network, which offers specially designed classes for children on the autism spectrum, our philosophy on theater education is rooted in access, outreach, and full-bodied, whole-hearted participation. Not only do we offer regular classes for children and adults, but our teachers can be found building enthusiasm throughout Rhode Island’s classrooms, libraries, and hospitals, and the graduates from our MFA program in acting and directing can be spotted on Broadway, in regional theater, film, and television.  No matter the forum, Trinity Repertory Company’s Education Department is constantly seeking new ways to innovate programming, in order to expose more diverse populations to the hands-on 21st century skills provided by an exemplary theater education.

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Read the 2018-19 Trinity Rep Education Report.

Learn more about how Trinity Rep works with:

Children & Teens (including YASI, TRAIN, and Studio Classes)

Teachers (including Project Discovery and Creative Classrooms)

Adults (including classes and Community Ambassadors)

Interns (volunteer internship program offers recent college graduates intensive professional training)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program

Major support for Trinity Rep’s education programs comes from: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and General Assembly of Rhode Island; The Hearst Foundations;The Norman and Rosalie Fain Family Foundation; Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest; The Yawkey Foundations; Hasbro Children’s Fund; McAdams Charitable Foundation; The Murray Family Charitable Foundation;Textron Inc.; Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon Charities for Children; Phyllis Kimball Johnstone & H. Earl Kimball Foundation; Mary Dexter Chafee Fund; The Cianci Educational Foundation; Southwest Airlines; Victoria Irene Ball Fund for Arts Education; Pell Fund for Education; many individual donors; and gifts to Trinity Rep’s Annual Fund.