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Residency Program

Let Walnut Street Theatre bring out the BEST! Our teaching artists use theatre techniques to create a learning experience like no other!

Each residency is individually designed for YOUR needs!

  • To fit any length of time (1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month or even a yearlong)
  • To serve any population (including students and adults with physical and learning disabilities)
  • To work within your budget
  • To take place where you decide! Residencies can happen at your site or at the Walnut Street Theatre

Whatever your needs, every partnership provides high-quality theatre-education workshops with personal hands-on instruction.

A few examples of residencies with Walnut Street Theatre

Professional Development
For teachers (who can receive ACT 48 Credit!), staff and board who are interested in expanding their disciplines Available at your organization or at the Walnut Street Theatre (includes tour of the theatre) · STARTING AT $250!

Literature to Life Residency
Focuses on a specific book story chosen by the school Classes will receive a one-hour workshop once a week for 4 weeks · STARTING AT $380 PER CLASS FOR UP TO 6 CLASSES!

Drama Club Program
An eight to ten-week club complete with final showcase for up to 15 students · STARTING AT $615 JUST $5/PER STUDENT PER WEEK!

Theatre Week at Your School
For a week, every student will receive a one-time workshop One grade will serve as a "focus" grade and receive multiple workshops during the week ending in a final showcase · THEATRE WEEK RESIDENCY $4,100

One-and-Done Workshops
We introduce your students to theatre in this one-hour lesson · STARTING AT $125!

Play and Workshop Bundle
We bring an Outreach show to your school PLUS an integrated workshop concerning the themes of the play · STARTING AT $500! ($395 FOR THE PLAY AND $105 FOR THE RESIDENCY)

One-Week Intensives
These one-week sessions provide immersive experiences in monologue and scene work · STARTING AT $625!

Corporate Residency

  • Team Building · Energizing improvisation activities designed to build effective communication and promote team bonding
  • Public Speaking · Designed to increase public speaking confidence and knowledge on effective public speaking practices
  • Conflict Resolution · Through role playing exercises, we will provide tools to address conflict in a positive and safe setting
  • Six-Week Residency · Join our versatile six-week residency workshop, offering fully customizable one-hour sessions. $1000 for six one-hour sessions.

Interested in creating a residency or workshop?

In addition to the favorites listed above, our programs are adaptable to work with any curriculum goal, individual need or budget. There is no limit to the possibilities we can achieve together!

Listen to what everyone is saying about us!

Our participants rave about the workshop, and we could not ask for a more inclusive program that truly caters to our participants' wants and needs. Thank you!
— Kelsey Quinn, LiveUP Programs
What a wonderful opportunity you offer to schools. These types of experiences are extremely important-especially at a time where the arts are disappearing from schools. Thank you for including our school's positive character building values: Respect, Responsibility, and Honesty. We hope to be able to work with you again in the future!
— Sandra Gatch, Music Teacher, Norwood School
I would love to have you back out again to assist with more scenarios and role playing activities. You did an amazing job!
— PO Doris Strohm, Police Explorer

Plan a Residency

To plan a Walnut Residency, call 215.574.3550 ext. 566, email, or inquire about creating a residency.