New York City

Shadow Box Theatre

 
Award-winning, interactive musical puppet theatre using shadow, 3D puppets and live performers, serving pre-school and elementary schools for 52 years. Performing at venues throughout New York City or at your organization are shows such as The Firefly Star, The African Drum, and The Earth and Me. We also can come to your location with "Storybook Theatre: Stories that Sing", interactive mini-performances that show how stories can be brought to life with puppets, music, and fun! A variety of children’s stories are available and explore themes such as friendship, the environment, peace and acceptance. Theatre Arts Workshops are also available.
 
Contact Info
Address: Theatre-In-residence: PS 3/The Bedford Village School, 50 Jefferson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216. Kings County.
Office/Mailing Address: 325 West End Avenue, NYC 10023. New York County.
Tel: 212-724-0677.
Hrs: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
Shadow Box Theatre’s shows involve tons of interaction, immersing students in the world of theater and language arts as they clap, sing, and dance along with performers. Performances focus on a variety of topics including culture, science, and more. Tickets $7-8 for school groups.
 
Contact Info
Name: Raymond Todd.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Performing Arts.
Topics Covered: acting, anti-bullying, culture, drama, earth science, health, language arts, music, safety, theater.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-5th+.
Group Size: Flexible.
Program Type: Day Trips, Performances, Outreach.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I discounts, possible ticket subsidy through individuals or NYC.
 
 
OUTREACH
We offer "Storybook Theatre: Stories That Sing!," interactive shows that range in subject matter from holidays to culture and character education. Theatre Arts Workshops focus on puppetry, expanding your group’s creativity and literary skills. Serving New York City’s five boroughs; Jersey City/Hoboken, NJ; Nassau County; and Yonkers/Lower Westchester.
 
 
Contact Info
Name: Raymond Todd or Carol Prud’homme Davis.
Phone: 212-724-0677.
 
Info
Grade Level: PreK-8th for workshops, PreK-2nd for show.
Group Size: 15-20 for workshops; up to 100 for shows.
Program Type: Guided Activities, Performances.
Lenght of Visit: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Cost: $125-250 for workshops; $595-695 for shows.
 
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Theater badges with performances at the Shadow Box Theatre. Weekday and special weekend shows available.
 
Contact Info
Name: Raymond Todd.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Performing Arts.
Topics Covered: culture, language arts, music, theater.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-5th+.
Group Size: Flexible.
Program Type: Day Trips, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I discounts, possible ticket subsidy through individuals or NYC.
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Shadow Box Theatre’s shows immerse homeschool groups in the world of theater and language arts as they clap, chant, and dance along with performers. Performances focus on a variety of topics including culture, science, and more.
 
Contact Info
Name: Raymond Todd.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Performing Arts.
Topics Covered: acting, anti-bullying, culture, drama, earth science, health, language arts, music, safety, theater.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: PreK-5th+.
Group Size: Flexible.
Program Type: Day Trips, Performances.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 10:1.
Registration: Phone.
Cost: Fee.
Title I or Financial Support: Title I discounts, possible ticket subsidy through individuals or NYC.

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