The cast of RENT the musical poses for a photo in front of a full house of Adopt-A-School students.

Access to the Arts

The Access to the Arts Fund is a vital source of support for our community outreach programs, providing access to the performing arts for youth and families who cannot afford to participate.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to provide high quality arts education programs by meeting the increased demand for conservatory scholarships, curating a virtual student matinee series for area schools and providing free, on-demand arts education classes for underserved youth in our community.

Donate today and YOU can help us to:

  • Connect curriculum to cultural experiences and expose 2,400 Worcester teens to a Broadway show through our Adopt-A-School Program
  • Subsidize tickets for the 15,000 students who attend our student matinees (with virtual options in 2020-2021)
  • Ignite creativity and inspire confidence in kids through the arts, nurturing them to find their voice and develop self-expression, compassion and problem-solving skills through scholarships to conservatory classes and summer programs
  • Help adults with physical and mental challenges express themselves in creative movement classes
  • Provide professional development workshops for teachers through our new Partners in Education Program in collaboration with the Kennedy Center
  • Arrange visits from actors and workshops for students at Sullivan Middle School through the Goddard Scholars Program (virtual in 2020-2021)
  • Engage area college students in arts education and production internships
  • Offer on-demand virtual arts education classes for underserved youth in our community

View a full list of outreach programs.

Access to the Arts logo with photo of students enjoying a performance at The Hanover Theatre

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