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People's Light serves as a national leader in creative learning programs and innovative artistic practices of theatre-making for and with young people.

Our longest-running programs, such as Arts Discovery High School and the New Voices Ensemble, reflect our commitment to long-term partnerships with schools, organizations, and individuals in the Greater Philadelphia region.

  • Arts Discovery School Performances

    Running since 1987, Arts Discovery School Performances offer free and discounted tickets to schools in the Greater Philadelphia region.

    We reserve subsidy access for schools with Title 1 funding. For more information, contact us at or 610.647.1900 Ext 137.

Arts Discovery Performances for the 18-19 Season
Cinderella: A Musical Panto

By Kathryn Petersen
Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn
Directed by David Bradley
December 2018
Recommended for all grade levels
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By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Elena Araoz
February 2019
Recommended for mature high school students
Production Guide available for download in early 2019

Nina Simone: Four Women

By Christina Ham
Directed by Hayley Finn
March 2019
Recommended for grades 7 and up
Production Guide available for download in early 2019

  • New Voices Ensemble

    Our work with the New Voices Ensemble began in 1990, with students primarily from the city of Chester. Currently under the direction of Resident Teaching Artist and New Voices alum Nadira Beard, the program serves students ages 7-18. New Voices students receive scholarships for the Theatre’s full range of classes for youth, and transportation to and from those activities.

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We lead a variety of workshops for ages 7-18, including in-school workshops for local high school Drama and English classes tied to both school curriculum and People’s Light productions; theatrical workshops at public libraries; and pre-performance workshops at the Theatre for Scout Troops and other groups.

Each workshop is tailor-made for your class or group!

If you are interested, contact or 610.647.1900 Ext. 137