Spreckels Education Program

“Art is not a mirror held up to society but a hammer with which to shape it.” - Bertolt Brecht

We believe in the fundamental importance of arts education in the lives of children. Drama classes, in particular, have traditionally been a safe haven for emotional and social exploration, a place where a different sort of "acting out" is not forbidden, but actively encouraged in a supportive atmosphere. The Performing Arts have proven effective with youth of all backgrounds, providing them not only with an emotional release, but also with a sense of pride and belonging.  Many youth, upon discovering the magic of theatre, feel they have finally “come home,” finding their place in the world.  The performing arts not only foster creativity, but also teach  empathy and teamwork. Similar to sports teams, but in the world of theater, no one has to lose!  

Call: (707) 588-3400
Visit the Box Office: Wed-Sat, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before a show. Online: spreckelsonline.com