Our team are experts at determining your needs based on logistics and have effective solutions for all needs. Our workshop programs provide freedom in regards to the amount of sessions, number of participants and age range. Our Conservatory Program offers consistency for participants to acquire responsibility, grow their independence and learn the value of teamwork by mounting a Broadway Jr. show.
The maximum session size for Workshop Programs with a Teaching Artist and a sanctioned counselor(s) in the room is up to 25 participants. There is a maximum session size of 20 participants without counselor(s) present.
The maximum session size for Conservatory Programs with two Theater Directors and a sanctioned parent volunteer in the room is up to 40 participants. There is a maximum session size of 35 participants without parent volunteer present.
Every year mainstages offers a limited selection of Broadway Jr. shows, original plays, and workshops. Available offerings and rates change based on a variety of factors. For a list of our current program offerings, please contact us.
We currently have programs for participants of all ages. Fairy Tales Around the World is best for participants ages 3-7. Theater Lab provides flexible programming and is best for ages 8+. The Conservatory Program is best for ages 8-11.
Our Teaching Artists can facilitate both indoors and outdoors provided proper safety protocols are in place. For any of our programs, it is best that we do not share the space with other activities to ensure participants can stay focused and have a safe space to explore their creativity.
Workshop Programs have the most flexibility, with sessions able to occur in classrooms (best suited for K-2), gyms, auditoriums, or cafeterias. An ideal space for Conservatory Programs requires an open space like an auditorium, cafeteria, or multipurpose room.
Our staffing process is a reflection of our commitment to hiring a diverse and qualified team. We screen applicants through assessing their facilitation skills and classroom management, conducting reference and background checks and finally ensuring our applicants are fingerprinted with the Department of Education.
We have Teaching Artists from various backgrounds and identities which represent the diverse communities you serve. They share your mission for social-emotional enrichment through innovative theatrical programming and experiences. Our staff are fully vaccinated, fingerprinted and background checked.
You need theatrical royalties regardless of whether or not you charge admission or the final show doesn't closely resemble the original. Fines for using the name or image of a show in which you did not acquire royalties can be expensive. There are benefits in acquiring royalties for a production and valuable supplemental resources for rehearsal.
Launching a new program typically involves an initial conversation to discuss goals and details together on Zoom. The easiest way to get started is to complete our quick quote form so we have your details and can confirm availability. From there we will contact you to schedule a time to briefly chat.
mainstages remains committed to ensuring safety for both our staff and our clients. To that end, we are continually developing and updating our COVID-19 safety protocols as guidelines change in compliance with CDC protocols. Your participants will have a great experience knowing that they are staying safe at the same time. Our Teaching Artists are all fully-vaccinated.
We understand that complications arise and we try to be as accommodating as possible. If a session needs to be canceled, we will attempt to reschedule the session date. If it is unable to be rescheduled, a credit will be applied towards future bookings. Cancellations made in less than 24 hours notice will be billed at full rate except in the case of illness and/or inclement weather.
Our program is designed to be self-sufficient. That said, we find collaboration and communication to be an important factor in making sure you have the best experience with our programs as possible. We ask you to fulfill an initial “drill down” form with us, approve Program Logistics, oversee arrival and dismissal at your site, and help us secure space.
We are a company founded by children’s educators and program directors. We work to make sure that your experience with us provides responsive and quality programming based on your community’s unique needs. From our communication style to our cultural inclusivity, we go the extra mile in everything we do.