New York State

Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck in New York offers touring shows and professional local artists in our state of the art, 165-seat theater. Weekday shows enhance school curricula, including classic literature, science, American history and more. From Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" to Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” the center provide quality school time performances of productions for students, scouts, homeschoolers, and youth groups of all ages. Q&A sessions follow each show. Saturday morning offerings are lighter fare, such as puppets, magicians, and music. BOCES COSERs welcome. Easy access from Taconic Parkway, Route 9 and bridges; plenty of free parking. Just three miles outside the village of Rhinebeck.
 
Contact Info
Address: 661 Route 308, Rhinebeck, NY 12572. Dutchess County. Tel: 845-876-3080. Fax: 845-876-1163. Email: babette@centerforperformingarts.org. Website: www.centerforperformingarts.org. Hrs: Daily 9AM-11PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-3 hours. Cost:  Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Performing Arts.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Performing Arts.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Theater Lesson Plan

Throughout the ages, theater has been used to record history, depict religious stories, spread information and more. When visiting the theater, discuss what jobs people can have at the theater and the process of producing a stage play.... Continue