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Student Matinees

Interested schools or groups should contact education@vafest.org.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
American Shakespeare Center on Tour
Friday, November 1, 2019
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach

One of Shakespeare’s most celebrated plays, worlds collide in this comic rendering of love gone mad. Mismatched quarrelsome lovers, foolish but sincere stooges, and powerful and vengeful fairies transport the audience to a world of magic, mystery, and mayhem!

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Charlotte Blake Alston, storyteller
Attucks Theatre, Norfolk

This dynamic storyteller breathes life into traditional and contemporary tales from African and African-American traditions, weaving in music performed on traditional African instruments. Meticulously researched and told with flair, Alston's stories transport young people to other cultures and other times and provide unforgettable lessons in history that translate easily into classroom connections.

Wednesday-Friday, April 29-May 1, 2020

Virginia International Tattoo
Scope Arena, Norfolk

Pageantry and patriotism, spirit and spectacle, talent and teamwork combine in this awesome display of music and might -- one of the highlights of the Virginia Arts Festival. Over 850 performers from all over the world fill the Scope Arena -- a truly spectacular springboard for classroom explorations of history, geography, and more!

All programs subject to change.