ALL Access (Arts Discovery High School)
ALL Access offers free and discounted tickets to schools in the Greater Philadelphia region that might not otherwise attend professional theatre.
ALL Access is an enduring tent stake of the Theatre’s work with youth, and began in 1987 as Project Discovery High School. Area businesses fully underwrote the endeavor and sponsored 21 different schools in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties to visit People’s Light regularly.
In 2010, the program expanded into Arts Discovery High School. We maintained relationships with our original school partners, and cultivated new connections with cyber schools, charter schools, and home school groups in an effort to include more non-traditional students in People’s Light.
The current evolution of the program, entitled ALL Access, reflects our desire to provide increased support to high-need schools as well as area middle schools (an age group that is often too old or too young for most theatre productions in the region.) In May 2016, over 1200 students in grades 4-10 attended our production of A Single Shard. Through this program, we were able to offer free tickets to all, and bus subsidies to Title I schools.
Funding for ALL Access varies from year to year. We’ve resolved to provide priority access will to schools with a free/reduced lunch rate of 25% or greater. Title I schools are also eligible for bus subsidies. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or 610.647.1900 x137.
Schools who do not meet the above criteria should contact Group Sales at 610-647-1900 x111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional dates and ticket discounts.
ALL Access performances for the 2016-2017 season include:
by Thornton Wilder
10:00am February 22, 2017
10:00am February 28, 2017
The Miraculous Adventures of Edward Tulane
by Dwayne Hartford, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo
10:00am May 12, 2017
10:00am May 17, 2017
10:00am May 18, 2017