Education Through Entertainment

Bring your students to an educational production at Columbus’ finest historical theatres  Downloadable study guides for each production, curriculum connections, as well as historical information about each theatre, are available in the show descriptions below. Purchase your tickets today. Click Here for more information.

2015 - 2016 CAPA Education Series

Pirate School: The Science of Pirates! - Monday, November 9, 2015
A Christmas Carol -
Monday, November 30, 2015
The Monster Who Ate My Peas-
Monday, January 25, 2016
Let's Go Science - Wednesday, March 16, 2016-SOLD OUT
Charlotte's Web -
Monday, April 25, 2016

As part of its regular theatre season, CAPA offers select student matinee performances each year. These shows are an enjoyable way for students and teachers to experience a performance and learn about the works and artists who present them. Some performances include advance program materials and/or artist-hosted master classes. Select artists also make in-school appearances for master classes and/or demonstrations. In 2012, jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez conducted a master class with the jazz band at Columbus Alternative High School with many other students in the audience. Participants were given complimentary tickets to Mr. Rodriguez' performance later that evening at the Lincoln Theatre.

In September 2006, CAPA proudly adopted Highland Elementary and in September 2007, added Walnut Ridge High School to our program.

Students of both schools are eligible to attend performances at CAPA venues, see performances and workshops in their school, and use study guides provided by CAPA to better their understanding of the arts. CAPA provides tickets, transportation, study materials, and in-school sessions. Hundreds of students have been involved at all grade levels. Shows have included: A Christmas Carol, Crowns, Big Apple Circus, The Secret Garden, La Boehme, Tango Fire, and Cinderella. Workshops and master classes have included: Alfredo Rodriguez, Tiempo Libre, The Second City, TS Monk, and Edgar Meyer.

For more information about CAPA’s education initiatives, please contact Education Director Jeani Stahler at


Light the spark of learning in your students with CAPA’s 2015-2016 educational performances, making history, science, math & literature come alive on stage!    Proudly presented by Honda.

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Bill Blagg’s The Science of MagicLet's Go Science

Wed., Mar. 16, 2016,  10 am (SOLD OUT)
 & 12:30 pm
at the Lincoln Theatre
(theatre info)
 (Performance time: approximately 1 hour)

A wacky look at "how things work" with Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall. This fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. Lots of audience interaction, great scenery and awesome lighting and illusions all make this one science lesson (with study guides available!) that students won't want to miss.

Click to download study guides for Grade 3 and Grades 4-6.

Curriculum Connections:
Science Concepts

Recommended for grades 3-6

Watch Video Here.

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Four Score and Seven Years AgoCharlotte's Web

Mon., Apr. 25, 2016, 10 am (SOLD OUT) & 12:30 pm
at the Southern Theatre (
theatre info)

(Performance time: approximately 55 min.)

Theatreworks' production of Charlotte's Web is based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.

Click Here to download the Study Guide

Curriculum Connections:
Communication/Language Arts
Literature Based
Relationships & Family

Recommended for grades K-5.

Watch Video Here.

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To purchase your tickets call Heather Kalman at 614-719-6764.

PLEASE NOTE: everyone attending a performance, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Seating is designated on the day of the show. Groups of 25 or more will receive an invoice within two weeks of placing an order. Full payment and any cancellations or changes must be made 14 days prior to performance.

Accessibility Information

Please alert our staff to any requests for handicapped access or other services.

Study Guides

Study guides are available for each show by clicking on the link found in the show synopsis above. Printed guides will only be mailed at special request.

Theatre Terms (pdf)
Theatre Etiquette (pdf)


Send an email to or call 614-221-4916


Thanks for our community supporters:
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Insurance Foundation

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School Tours

Free school tours at the Ohio Theatre led by a trained docent. Learn the history of Columbus’ most treasured theatre. A demonstration of the Mighty Morton theatre organ and a theatre light show are available for an additional charge.

To schedule a tour, please contact Mary Cecil at 614-469-1045.

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