Youth and Community Arts

PCPA’S Youth and Community Arts brings dynamic theatrical engagements to students, families, and community members across the Central Coast. From plays and workshops to special events and more, we offer a variety of entry points into the world of playmaking and creative connection. Building on the idea that theatre is for everyone, our programs aim to foster new generations of audiences, inspire emerging artists, and build empathy through the arts.

Current Available Offerings

Engarde!

Stage Combat workshops for High School and Middle School students

($125) Jan 8th – March 8th, 2024

Inspired by our mainstage production Henry V, this hour-long interactive workshop safely teaches hand-to-hand stage fighting techniques to create the illusion of violence. Taught by certified theatrical combatant (Dueling Arts International) Marilet Martinez, students will work in pairs to learn trust, physical awareness, confidence, and safety. Workshops can be held at your school for up to 35 students or on the Allan Hancock College campus as part of a student matinee viewing of Henry V. To schedule a workshop or for inquires contact marilet.martinez@pcpa.org

Shakespeare in Love

Celebrating PCPA’S 60th season, this 45-minute cabaret takes us on a journey through the history of our company through songs, stories, and monologues. Featuring members of our resident acting company this look into PCPA past, present, and future is sure to delight and inform audiences familiar and new.

Spring Outreach Tour 2024 (Available dates and pricing coming soon)

Dulce

Fall 2023 Outreach Tour

Through generous donors and partnership with the Children’s Creative Project from the Santa Barbara County Education Office, Dulce by Ramon Esquivel visited a variety of schools in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties reaching just under 5000 students. Our Fall tour has concluded. We look forward to bringing another phenomenal show to a school near you next year. To be the first to know when Outreach Tours are announced, sign up to be on the PCPA Outreach Mailing by contacting marilet.martinez@pcpa.org 

Generously Sponsored by:

Linda Stafford Burrows
National Endowment for the Arts