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. Click here for more information on field trips.
Field Trip Funding
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 healthy eating, Nebraska history, mathematics and more in a fun and entertaining environment guaranteed to make a lasting impression.
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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. For more information on Rose Workshops, click here. To book a Rose Touring Show for your classroom, please complete this form. For questions, contact Katy Kepler at (402) 502-4616 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Single Child
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.
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 2018-19 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.Click here for specific information on Girl Scout workshops.To register for workshops and shows or to inquire about prices for groups of 26 or more, please contact Melissa Richter at (402) 502-4625.
Dear Classroom Teachers,
The Rose Theater is recruiting PreK-6th grade classrooms for the 2020/2021 Drama Curriculum Infusion Project, a school year in-depth partnership between the professional teaching artists at The Rose and classroom teachers in Nebraska schools. If selected, your classroom will receive 9 theater workshops throughout the school year connected to curricular topics, encouraging students to actively explore both theater arts and curriculum through movement, writing, improvisation, reading and creative play.
The Rose has partnered with Hillside Elementary, Western Hills Elementary, Washington Elementary, Catlin Arts Magnet, Sherman, Wakonda Elementary, Skinner Magnet Center, Kellom Elementary, Gomez Heritage School, Highland Elementary, and Chandler View Elementary. During the 2018-2019 school year, we placed 6 Teaching Artists in 15 classrooms at Liberty Elementary, Chandler View, Franklin Elementary, Lothrop Magnet Center, Pinewood, and Skinner Magnet Center.
The goal of the Drama Curriculum Infusion Project is to model creative drama techniques that classroom teachers can use to connect drama to the curriculum in subsequent school years. To be considered, classroom teachers from Nebraska schools are encouraged to apply with a partner from their same grade level. Ideal candidates should be excited about integrating the arts into their classroom, have an open mind, and be willing to play along! In order to reach as many underserved students as possible, priority will be given to schools participating in The Rose Theater’s Every Single Child program.
There are many benefits to integrating the arts into your classroom, including a deepening of your students’ social,emotional,cognitive, and creative growth. The Rose teaching artists will work with you to create unique theater lesson plans integrating whichever curricular topics you’re interested in exploring. Some topics and skills explored in the past include building fluency and literacy through picture books and creative drama, preparing students for making speeches by teaching public speaking, using improvisation and frozen pictures to bring history to life, focusing on writing skills through playwriting, and building ensemble through team work.
For more information, sample lesson plans, testimonials, and questions, please contact Brian Guehring at email@example.com. Applications are due April 1, 2020 via email or mail to Brian Guehring, c/o The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam St, Omaha NE 68102. We look forward to reading your applications and hope to work with you!