The Rose Theater
2001 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68102
The Rose Theater is Omaha’s premier destination for professional children’s theater, serving more than 200,000 children and families each year. Bring the performing arts to your students through a variety of exciting and imaginative field trips, touring shows, workshops and other opportunities. Visit The Rose or let us bring The Rose to you!
Expose your students to a meaningful and entertaining shared theatrical experience with a field trip at The Rose. Prior to your visit, you will receive a comprehensive study guide tailored to each specific show. Study guides are based on Nebraska state standards, giving you a range of classroom activities you can use to prepare your students and enrich their overall experience at The Rose. Study guides help teachers identify relevant themes and apply them in the classroom where they can be further developed through discussions, activities and assignments.
We understand that budgets are tight. The Rose offers two great solutions to help pay for your school’s field trip expenses. Nebraska Arts Council and Target offer financial assistance to help underwrite the cost of providing your students with experiences such as those provided by The Rose Theater. For more information, please visit www.nebraskaartscouncil.org (click “Grants” to see all categories) or www.target.com/fieldtrips.
Let us bring the magic of The Rose to your school by hosting a touring show. The Rose Theater’s touring shows take place AT YOUR SCHOOL. Touring shows complement classroom curriculum and incorporate interactive theater-in-education principles. Your students will learn important lessons about bullying, Nebraska history, nutrition and more in a fun and entertaining environment guaranteed to make a lasting impression.
The Rose also offers a variety of student workshops at The Rose or at your school.
A workshop at The Rose is the perfect way to explore themes from a school field trip show or to learn about the profession of theater. A professional teaching artist with a college degree in dramatic arts education will lead your class through a wide range of activities, all designed to enhance everyday classroom experience. Add a workshop to a school show field trip for just $2.50 per student.
The Rose can also bring a workshop to your school. A professional teaching artist will visit your classroom for three to five days in a one-week time period to explore, through drama, a curriculum topic of your choice. Use theater to explore literature, give a new twist to creative writing assignments, bring history alive and more.
This innovative program is designed to allow every elementary and middle school student in Omaha the opportunity to take part in at least one meaningful theatrical experience each year, whether it be a school field trip show, touring show, or workshop. Curriculum tie-ins and classroom relevance are strongly factored into the options provided for each grade level. The Rose currently works with 80 area schools serving more than 36,000 children through the program.
For more information, to register, or to find out if your school qualifies for subsidized program fees, please contact Brian Guehring at (402) 502-4636.
Staff and Teacher Enrichment Opportunities
Revitalize your teaching techniques or add interest to your programming by learning to harness the power of theater. The Rose offers two training workshops designed specifically for teachers and staff members who work with children.
Learn how to incorporate theater into the classroom setting from The Rose’s Educational Director, Brian Guerhing. Practical hands-on activities will be provided and explored, as well as techniques for how to use theater to teach curriculum, help students learn kinesthetically, and engage students of various learning styles. Handouts will be provided.
This workshop, lead by a Rose Master Teacher, is most commonly used to help organizations train their camp and kids club staff. Emphasis is placed on learning simple theater games that encourage imagination and collaboration. Practical hands on activities for our program will be provided and explored. Handouts will be provided.
Transportation and other services for children with special needs is provided in 2016-17
under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Opportunities for Girl & Boy Scouts
The Rose Theater offers a variety of workshops taught by professional teaching artists that are designed to help Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts learn to express themselves through the dramatic arts. All shows and workshops are offered at The Rose Theater at 2001 Farnam Street. Special rates are available for groups larger the 25.