The Town Hall Educational Outreach Programs
Bringing quality arts-in-education programs into NYC schools
The Town Hall has been an integral part of New York City’s cultural life since 1921 with music, dance and educational programs for people of all ages. We provide high-quality arts-in-education programs for New York City public schools through our Education Programs that support the social and academic development of students. Town Hall customizes each program to suit your school’s curriculum needs.
The Town Hall Educational Programs help your school build its arts education programs and advance student learning in the arts through curriculum-based, collaboratively planned arts residencies. This rich curriculum helps your school fulfill its ArtsCount requirements and encourages teachers to incorporate the arts into their instructional practice.
Town Hall offers residencies in music, theater, dance, fine arts and technical theatre. Teaching artists bring hands-on, interactive art workshops into New York City elementary, middle, and high school classroom. These activities introduce new skills that foster creative expression, self-awareness, and personal discipline.
The Town Hall Educational Outreach Programs
They deepen student learning and develop teacher practice.
This rich curriculum helps your school fulfill its ArtsCount requirements and encourages teachers to incorporate the arts into their instructional practice.
Town Hall teaching artists bring the joy of music to your students. Featuring vocal, or instrumental instruction, Town Hall can tie this exciting music program to your classroom curriculum. Students learn musical technique and style, play musical games and can even create original music and songs.
Dances from Around the World
Explore your social studies curriculum through traditional dances from around the world. While learning these dances, students also discover the music, art, geography and history of these various cultures. Our teaching artists are professional dancers who instruct students in dances such as the samba, Native American, African, Chinese ribbon dancing, tap and ballroom dancing.
The Magic of Theatre
Using theatre games and acting techniques, participants discover new ways of creating, communicating and collaborating. Teaching artists base these activities on literary themes or social issues in the classroom. Theater exercises encourage students to take risks, build confidence and engage students in critical thinking skills.
In a class-led production, students discover various work opportunities in the professional theatre. Depending on the production, students learn about performance and technical aspects of the theater. Skills include playwrighting, acting, set design and construction, costumes, lighting and sound design and stage management.
We offer a variety of teaching artists who can connect painting, sculpture, puppet making and other art forms to your school curriculum.
How to Book a Town Hall program:
The Town Hall Education staff and teaching artists work with your classroom teachers to tailor a program to fit the needs of your school.
- Town Hall programs provide a minimum of 40 hours of classroom time per semester at the affordable cost of $35 per hour.
- A 100-hour program, for example, costs $3500.
- Town Hall also provides individual and series professional development workshops for teachers.
- The Town Hall is a licensed NYC Department of Education vendor approved for direct student services and professional development for staff.
Contact us today to enhance your curriculum with quality arts training for your students and staff.
To book a Town Hall Teaching Artist and create a program for your students, please contact:
Educational Arts Coordinator
212.997.1003 x 22
Arts in Education Consultant
212.997.1003 x 13
Special Grant Opportunity
Become a Partner School in The Town Hall
Educational Outreach Program
The Town Hall is seeking Partner Schools interested in advancing their students' learning in the arts. We have raised funds to pay two-thirds of the cost of our Educational Outreach Program to support the arts programs in a select number of NYC public schools. These schools then pay a reduced rate to bring art programs into their classrooms.
In addition to subsidizing the cost of services, The Town Hall also provides partner schools with free events such as performances during our Black History Month Celebration as well as discounted and free tickets to special events throughout the year.
Contact us today so that your school can take advantage of this special opportunity.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Town Hall is proud to support the arts in public education by maintaining a reasonable hourly rate that is made possible by raising funds to supplement the cost of its services to public schools
The Town Hall - 123 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036