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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 19-20 Season
Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto

By Kathryn Petersen
Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn
Directed by Bill Fennelly
Leonard C. Haas Stage

November & December 2019

Recommended for all grade levels

More info

Production guide will be available for download in Fall 2019.

Shakespeare in Love

Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
Leonard C. Haas Stage

March 2020

Recommended for high school audiences due to mild adult language and innuendo.

More info

Production Guide will be available for download in early 2020.

Hold These Truths

By Jeanne Sakata
Steinbright Stage

Spring 2020

Recommended for middle and high school audiences due to mature themes.

More info

Production Guide will be available for download in early 2020.

  • 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