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People's Light serves as a national leader in creative learning programs and innovative artistic practices of theatre-making for and with young people.

Our longest-running programs, such as Arts Discovery High School and the New Voices Ensemble, reflect our commitment to long-term partnerships with schools, organizations, and individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region.

  • Arts Discovery Student Matinee Performances

    Running since 1987, Arts Discovery School Performances offer free and discounted tickets to schools in the Greater Philadelphia region.

    Transportation subsidy to offset busing costs is also available. Please contact us to discuss your interest at or 610.647.1900 x187.

Arts Discovery Performances for the 2023-24 Season
A Christmas Carol

November/December 2023
Recommended for all grades.

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the ripple, the wave that carried me home

February/March 2024
Recommended for middle school and up.

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  • New Voices Ensemble

    Our work with the New Voices Ensemble began in 1990, with students primarily from the city of Chester. Currently under the direction of Resident Teaching Artist and New Voices alum Nadira Beard, the program serves students ages 7-18. New Voices students receive scholarships for the Theatre’s full range of classes for youth, and transportation to and from those activities.

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People’s Light Teaching Artists lead workshops for all ages, including pre-performance introductions, theatre skills, backstage tours, professional development for adults, and other topics by request. These offerings may be customized for your group, subject to our calendar of events and the availability of our professional artists.

Tell us about your group and interests by contacting, or calling 610.647.1900 Ext. 187.

Job-Shadowing & Career Awareness
We love to meet career-curious students in a variety of ways, whether introducing a professional guest to speak with students (in-person or virtual), participating in a school career event, or hosting an individual student (high school and up) for a day of job-shadowing.

Please describe your interest in a message to or 610.647.1900 Ext. 137