School Series

Explore the world through the arts! The Modlin Arts School Series offers K-12 students the thrill of visiting the University of Richmond and experiencing live performing arts. These one-hour matinees are specifically designed for students to explore a world of ideas and culturally diverse art forms. With subsidized tickets, scholarship assistance, and downloadable education guides, the series provides a rich and affordable educational opportunity. 

The series offers tickets at just $7 each with one free chaperone ticket for every 10 seats purchased. Make your reservations now. 

Click through for information about reserving seats, planning your visit, and educational resources

The 2018/19 School Series will be announced soon!

Upcoming Performances 

Click Clack Moo              

Click, Clack, Moo
Theatreworks USA

Monday, November 6, 2017 • 10 AM (SOLD OUT) & 12 PM
Grades: K-4 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A • $7 

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Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook
Mermaid Theatre Company of Nova Scotia

Monday, January 22, 2018 • 10 AM (SOLD OUT) & 12 PM (SOLD OUT)
Grades: Pre-K-2 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A • $7  

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Dorrance Dance

Dorrance Dance

Friday, February 2, 2018 • 11 AM 
Grades: 3-12 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A • $7

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Circa, Carnival of the Animals

Friday, March 16, 2018 • 11 AM (SOLD OUT)
Grades: K-12 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A • $7

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Reserve Seats
Admission for each School Series performance is $7 per person. For every 10 seats purchased, one is available at no charge for teachers and chaperones.

Register Today: Order online or call the Modlin Box Office at 804.289.8980. Modlin Center provides opportunities for field trip support, which includes free scholarship seats for schools in need. 

When ready to place your order, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Contact person's name, phone, and e-mail address;
  • Name, address, and phone number of the school;
  • Approximate number of students and adults attending;
  • Grade level of students attending;
  • Number of buses to be used;
  • Special needs of students (wheelchairs, ASL interpreter, assistive listening device, etc.).

Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hard tickets are not provided, but a confirmation email will be sent to upon receipt of your order. Seating is general admission, and you will be seated based on arrival time. Invoices will be sent approximately one month prior to each performance. Minor adjustments in the number of seats reserved may be possible up to two weeks before each performance, on a space-available basis. 

Payment must be received two weeks prior to the show date. Seats are guaranteed only until the payment due date. Reservations not paid by the due date may be cancelled and given to groups on waiting lists. For orders of 10 seats or fewer, payment is due upon receipt of your order confirmation. 

Full refunds will only be given if the performance is cancelled by the Modlin Center for the Arts. Money will not be refunded due to school closing (e.g. inclement weather) or student illness.

View teacher resource guides with classroom activities to prepare students in advance for the live performances they will see.

Contact the Assistant Director or call 804.287.6599.

Plan Your Visit
For more information about the School Series, please email or call 804.287.6599. If you would like to order tickets, please contact the Modlin Box Office at 804.289.8980 or complete the online registration form. 

Grade Recommendations
Each performance has been designated as being appropriate for multiple grades. These are guidelines based on the content of the performances and recommendations of the artists.

Teacher Resource Guides
View teacher resource guides with classroom activities to prepare students in advance for the live performances they will see.

Scholarship Opportunities
The Modlin Center offers fully subsidized tickets to help make it possible for students to attend school performances. we strive to secure resources and grants that allow us to offer free seats for students who qualify for free and reduced lunches. We provide to schools in need if there are no PTA or other community funds to support these students. Scholarships covers admission to a performance and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scholarship tickets can be requested at the time you reserve your seats.

Arrival Time
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to show time. This will give you enough time to be seated and escort students to the restrooms before the performance starts. Most performances are approximately one hour in length with no intermission.

Individual tickets are not issued for school performances. When you arrive, a Modlin staff member will greet you and seat your group based upon your arrival time. Please have an accurate head count of students, chaperones, and teachers when you arrive and report this number to the Modlin staff member who will be greeting you.

Please let us know if you need to make any special accommodations (wheelchair, ASL interpreter, assistive listening devices, etc.) by completing this information on the registration form or by calling the Box Office two weeks in advance at 804.289.8980.

We recommend groups to provide an adequate number of chaperones and prefer at least one adult chaperone (teacher or parent) for every 10 students. For many students this will be their first time to a live performance; please help them to be good audience members.

On the day of the performance, buses will unload at the front of the Modlin Center. Free parking for buses is available during the show. Upon arrival, a Modlin staff member will give your driver directions to the bus parking lot. Buses cannot park in front of the Modlin Center for an extended period of time following the show. Get directions to our venues.

Performances will only be cancelled and refunds issued if the artist is unable to reach the theater. Schools will be notified by phone as soon as possible if a performance is cancelled. We do not issue refunds due to school closing (for example: inclement weather) or student illness.

Modlin Arts In the Classroom
Bring a visiting artist into your school! Modlin Arts offers free lecture/demonstrations, master classes, and assembly performances to K-12 area schools to enrich classroom curriculum and connect students to master artists and live performances. For more information, email Shannon Hooker or call 804.287.6599.

Teacher Resource Guides
Teacher resource guides are supplied for each performance when made available by the artists and help increase students' understanding of the show. These resource guides are filled with background information about the show and its broader context and classroom activities you can use with your students to further illustrate concepts and ideas.

PD Workshops
The Modlin Center is pleased to offer free professional development workshops for teachers. Open to all Pre-K -12 teachers, these interactive workshops are led by instructors with Partners in the Arts. Professional Development Certificates will be awarded upon completion. Additionally, boxed dinners are provided, with time allocated for group building and networking. 

Additional workshops to be announced. 


Previous PD Workshops

August 15-16, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & October 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Telling the Story of Learning
Performance-Based Assessment in Integrated Unit Design and Implementation

Partners in the Arts hosts a 3-session course designed to provide K-12 educators with training that focuses on using the authentic assessment of student learning to guide and inform the development of an arts integrated unit plan. Particiants can elect to create a unit connecting their content area to Modlin Arts School Series performances. Open to K-12 educators from all content areas. Workshop fee applies with 45 recertification points awareded. Information and Registration. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Aquatic Wild/Project Wild

This workshop brings themes and ideas found in The Nile Project school matinee in to the K-12 classroom, by going outside. Aquatic WILD and Project WILD (Wildlife In Learning Design) are a wildlife-focused conservation education programs. The goal of the programs is to help students develop awareness, knowledge, skills, and commitment to the world around them. This results in the making of informed decisions, responsible behavior, and constructive action concerning wildlife and the environment.


Community Resources
Partners in the Arts is a great resource for teachers and arts integration in the classroom. Modlin Center collaborates with PIA to offer in-school residencies by performing artists and professional development workshops in conjunction with School Series performances.