Unique experiences for the early childhood classroom
COVID-19 UPDATE: We are currently providing online/virtual programming for schools who are conducting distance learning. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about digital performances, creative play, and family engagement.
Bring the magic of Spellbound Theatre to your preschool or playgroup. Our artists specialize in creating performances and workshops that are specifically designed for toddlers’ and preschoolers’ developmental needs and budding imaginations.
Our programs feature:
"We found it captivating and creative..."
All of Spellbound’s performances are intimate and interactive, designed to spark children’s creativity and curiosity. Based on familiar themes and objects, these plays are tactile and artistic reflections of children’s lives and interests.
"One performer, one bag, one classroom"
A storytelling experience perfect for the preschool classroom. A
Spellbound artist sits down with the class in their circle time space
to begin an imaginative journey together using puppets, music, and
Three pop-up performances are currently available for booking (click on each for additional details and videos):
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Please - A lost toy navigates the tunnels and bridges of New York’s subways, looking for his way home.
Grow! - Follow the life cycle of an apple seed through four seasons. Children garden and sing while learning simple ASL signs to help tell a story of seasonal growth.
A Book of Hours - A larger than life pop-up book leads children through familiar daily events using favorite nursery rhymes and songs to tell a surprising story.
Up & Down Again - A construction site comes to life with interactive materials and machines used to construct a surprising project.
For larger audiences...
The Last Coin - When the page of a book is irreparably torn, a storyteller and her loyal stage manager must find a creative way to share their story of three princes on a quest. (up to 30 students; ideal for kindergarten and 1st grade)
Under the Tree - A young girl escapes her noisy life and takes us on an immersive exploration of a magical world in her own backyard. (up to 40 students)
Workshops & Residency Program
Bring Spellbound Theatre into your classroom! Through our unique workshop and residency programs we bring our art and play based practices into your school. Our classes, which are rooted in storytelling and creative play, give the students a chance to engage with exciting material in an open ended way.
Deepen the experience from our pop-up shows with a workshop exploring the theme of the performance! These 1 or 3 session workshops give your students a chance to interact with puppets and materials from the show in addition to crafting an object that will support the continuation of the play experience.
SPELLBOUND’S SIGNATURE WORKSHOPS
Book one of our 3 signature Spellbound Theatre workshops and experience a unique take on storytelling and puppetry specifically designed for ages 2-5. Each theme can be explored during 1-5 sessions.
STORYTELLING AND & CREATIVE PLAY RESIDENCIES
Invite Spellbound for a longer residency that will strengthen the students’ storytelling and pre-literacy skills. During each session we explore a new story through movement, singing, creative play and multi-sensory props. Available for 8-12 sessions.
CUSTOM MADE WORKSHOPS
If you want a single workshop or a residency completely adapted to your school’s curriculum we are here to help! We will meet with your teachers to plan and develop a Spellbound experience that fit your needs.
Want to learn more about using storytelling and puppetry in your classroom? Contact us about Professional Development workshops for your staff.
To book a performance or residency at your school:
Email Susanna Brock, Education Manager, at email@example.com.