Theatre for Young Audiences

Touring dates – Tuesdays through Fridays (9:00am- 1:00pm) September through May

Florida Repertory Theatre strives to make professional live theatre accessible to all students and schools in the SW Florida area. The Theatre for Young Audiences (TVA) series brings the arts directly to schools. Each show comes complete with sets, props, lighting, and sound. When developing TVA programming, Florida Repertory Theatre follows education standards and incorporates curriculum standards set by the State of Florida.


2023 – 2024 School Year Offerings

Velveteen Rabbit – Recommended for Elementary to Middle School Students
Running Time: 60 Minutes

This musical follows Margery Williams’ beloved story of unconditional friendship and love and includes pop/contemporary musical numbers, sing-alongs, and lots of audience participation. The Velveteen Rabbit was the boy’s favorite birthday present, but aunts and uncles came to call, there was a party and birthday cake and, soon, the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten. He lived for a long time in the toy cupboard, and no one thought very much about him. The mechanical toys in the nursery snubbed him, and the Velveteen Rabbit spent his time dreaming of becoming real. Experience the retelling of this classic tale through the eyes of the Skin Horse, the Velveteen Rabbit’s only friend, who reminds the Velveteen Rabbit that it takes time and patience to become real. When the boy rediscovers his favorite toy, the Velveteen Rabbit embarks upon the best summer ever. But when the boy gets very sick, the Velveteen Rabbit learns what it means to be a loyal friend and what it takes to become real.


Dear Albert Einstein – Recommended for Middle to High School Students
Running Time: 60 Minutes

Take a rockin’ and whimsical journey into the mind of math whiz Susan Fisher in this off-Broadway Alliance-nominated musical comedy. It’s 1954, and 12-year-old Susan is a star math student who wants to get a fresh start at her new junior high school by reinventing herself as a “cool kid.” But she soon discovers it won’t be easy … especially when an imaginary Albert Einstein starts following her around! While Susan awkwardly plays the part of a popular girl, she finds herself dealing with demanding friends she’s not sure she wants, boring activities she’d rather not be doing, and an annoying twin brother who’s stealing her spotlight in the school’s illustrious Math League. Plus, that pesky Einstein just won’t leave her alone! Is she going crazy? Will she figure out how to really be herself? Hailed by The New York Times as “fresh” and “witty,” Dear Albert Einstein is a fun and quirky coming-of-age story about finding your passion and loving who you are, delivered with a tuneful score of pop, jazz, classical, and boppin’ ’50s rock ‘n’ roll.


William Shakespeare’s Hamlet – Recommended for High School Students
Running Time: 60 Minutes

Young Hamlet returns home from university to discover the world­shattering news that, not only is his father (Old Hamlet) newly dead, but that his mother, Gertrude, has married Old Hamlet’s brother, Claudius, and now Claudius is king.

“‘William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a part of our Shakespeare in the Schools initiative bringing shortened 1st Folio versions of Shakespeare’s greatest works to SWFL High Schools FREE of charge.•.





Bring your students to our theatre for our LUNCH BOX PERFORMANCES. Cost is $10 per person and includes performance, Q & A with actors, free parking. Complete the letter of intent and return it to our Tour Manager: booking@floridarep.org

Prerequisites for Booking

• TVA tours are offered September through May, on Tuesdays through Fridays at 9 AM or 1 PM.

• The performance requires a 20′ x 20′ space for actors and sets. • The acting company will need time before and after the performance to load and unload production components.

• The venue must provide a space for the actors to change in and out of costumes.

• A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking; balance is due on date of performance. Cancellation/postponement requires 48-hour advance notice.

• Florida Repertory Theatre reserves the right to cancel a performance at any point and will notify the venue of cancellation as promptly as possible.

Bring your students to OUR theatre for LUNCH BOX PERFORMANCES. Cost is $10 per person and includes performance, Q & A with actors, and free parking.

Pricing (excludes Hamlet) *A $50.00 transportation fee* will be added to your order­ includes Hamlet.* 

$475 (300 students)
$575 (301-400 students)
$675 (401-500 students)
$750 (501 students or more)