FREE Workshops

In-Person or Virtual Workshops

As theatre professionals we have taken our skills and created practical workshops that can easily fit into most curriculums.  These workshops were originally created to help support teachers and the Arts in schools during the pandemic and presented virtually to classes as far away as Monhegan! They were so successful they are now a regular part of our programming!

Now, we can teach the following workshops LIVE in your classroom as well as VIRTUALLY to schools at a distance.

Our workshops serve Grades 3 – 12.

We are currently scheduling classes for the winter.  Below are descriptions of some of the workshops we’ve been teaching.
Classes are approximately one hour each. In addition to our offerings, if you have any topics or assignments coming up, we can tailor our teaching to help meet your needs.

We are offering our services FOR FREE because we genuinely want to find a way to serve our children and keep their creativity alive. If you are interested in learning more, EMAIL US or call us at 782-2211 and we’ll set up a time to chat and see how we can help.

See what your fellow Educators had to say . . .


Language Arts and communication skills as well as connecting kids to their bodies is our specialty. We teach with the philosophy that theatre skills are life skills. Children learn best by DOING. In the theatre, to ACT literally means TO DO.

Theatre skills . . .

  • Keep students’ creativity alive.
  • Make students more adaptable, better problem solvers, and team players
  • Increase their self-esteem and confidence.

And our classes are fun!


Recommended for any age.

Using theatre games, voice, movement and creative writing exercises, we stretch the boundaries of our imagination and explore new ways to express ourselves as writers and performers. Anything is possible in this fun class that also explores ways to create a compelling character and bring them to life.

I LOVE LANGUAGE – Public Speaking

Recommended for Grades 5 and up.

Discover new ways to experience words and the fun and power of using them to communicate. Have a poem or story you’d like to work on with us? Slam poetry?  With material of your choice or ours we unlock the potent possibilities in language.


Recommended for any age.

In this high energy and entertaining workshop, students learn choreography set to songs from popular musicals, while exploring style, character, and storytelling. No previous dance experience is required.

Want help with a specific project?

Just ask us and we’ll design a class to inspire your students to engage with your project in a new and creative way.

Educational Sponsors

The Public Theatre takes pride in recognizing our educational sponsors. We seek to develop a partnership with local businesses working together for the enrichment of the Lewiston-Auburn area. The following businesses have joined us in this partnership. If you would like to see your company listed here, please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Educational Underwriters

Austin Associates, CPA

Helen and George Ladd
Charitable Corporation


Cross Insurance
Shubert Foundation
Onion Foundation
Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Educational Partners