Outreach & Education
Education for All Ages
Education and Outreach are two important components in the Center's overall mission. The Center provides performing arts experiences, learning opportunities and cultural enrichment through programs for children, teens, schools, families, community partners and adults.
From Toddlers to Young Adults
Peanut Butter & Jam
Designed for children ages 1 through 7, Peanut Butter & Jam sessions encourage young children to become engaged in the performing arts. Join us for these informal Saturday morning concerts that are fun, lively and educational. Adults free with paying child. Click HERE to learn more!
SEP Science of Sound
The Palladium is a perfect venue to learn about the complex process of sound propagation. During this program, the Center’s audio engineer engages 3rd grade students in a real-world application of the vocabulary and concepts they learn in the classroom.
Firestone Front Row
High school students, with special interest in the genre, are given unique access to Center Presents performers. Students sit in on the performer’s sound check and rehearsal then engage in Q&A or special workshops with these accomplished professionals.
Master Classes & Residencies
Participants further the study of their art as they learn directly from world-class Center Presents performers in a classroom setting.
Select Center Presents artists visit facilities for engagement with those who can’t physically attend Center shows
Open to college and high school students, interns have the opportunity to learn about marketing and fundraising as well as aspects of concert production including lighting, sound and technical staging. College students may earn credits toward their degrees through our internship programs.
From Young Adults to Seniors
Be at the Center of Experiencing the Arts with Young Professionals
If you love the arts and are between 21-40 years of age, we invite you to become a member of The Scene. Designed for and by young professionals, our members come from diverse professional backgrounds, but we all share a common interest in the arts and in making an impact. The group offers opportunities to enjoy great concerts at a discount, socialize with like-minded individuals, and shape your cultural involvement while advancing the mission of the Center for the Performing Arts.
Visit BeInTheScene.org or call 317.819.3506 to learn more and to become a member! Click HERE to learn more!
Join the Center’s dynamic Women’s group to explore the arts, education, and inspiration. The group meets every other month for a presentation and lunch at the Palladium. For more information and to learn more about upcoming events email Luminaries@TheCenterPresents.org
Classics in Context
Complimentary for Printing Partners Classical Series ticketholders, the Center presents pre-concert lectures by Classical Series performers and artists. Attendees gain an insider's perspective on the works being performed. Classics in Context presentations begin one hour before show time at each Classical Series performance.
Dedicated to books about the performing arts, the Palladium Bookies meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm. Previous book titles have included New York Times bestsellers and internationally acclaimed novels "The City of Falling Angels," "The Spanish Bow" and "The Painted Girls." Click HERE to learn more!
More About Art
Staff members from the Center lead talks pertaining to the latest news and upcoming events at the Center, including arts-related news stories and more. Talks take place in a community forum-style setting.
Great American Songbook Gallery
Through the utilization of current technology the gallery is turned into a multimedia educational center for the Songbook. A touchscreen monitor allows visitors to see and hear the music as it was performed on stage and screen while digitized images turn the four walls of the gallery into a life-sized textbook. Exhibit cases display pieces from our collections. Click HERE to learn more!
Free tours of the Palladium are offered on a bi-weekly basis. Reservations are required. Reserve online HERE.
For more information about any of these programs, please email Outreach@TheCenterPresents.org or call the Box Office at 317.843.3800.
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