Engage & Learn

Student Subscription Series

Celebrating its 27th year

Free tickets. Free teacher workshops. Thousands of students. The oldest component of the Goodman’s education and community programming, the Student Subscription Series (SSS) has served as a national model for arts education since its inception. Offered entirely FREE to participating schools, the SSS has touched the lives of over 25,000 Chicago public high school students.

More than just seeing a play. Working with teachers throughout the year to design specific lesson plans and focused classroom integration, the SSS not only gives students a rich theater-going experience, but also aids in the development of critical thinking skills and sparks curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Math, science and other non-humanities teachers are encouraged to work in teams with drama, English and history teachers on curriculum that integrates theater across all subject areas.

Student Subscription Series schools receive:

  • Tickets to student matinees of Goodman productions.
  • Professional development opportunities at teacher and principal workshops offering CPDUs.
  • Classroom sets of the script and our exclusive student guide for each matinee schools attend.
  • Free tickets for parents and guardians to each production students will attend.
  • Preview tickets for teachers and principals to each production students will attend.

Admission to the Student Subscription Series is by written application from interested teachers and principals. All schools applying for the program are evaluated by the Education & Community Engagement staff to ensure the successful fulfillment of program requirements and to better understand the environments in which Series teachers and students function.

New Schools

Use our interactive PDF: New School Application for SSS 12-13 Application deadline is September 21, 2012.

PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been made to the SSS schedule, please check the above application to ensure you can attend the necessary DI Workshop and A Christmas Carol Matinee.

For more information about this program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Can’t find the information you’re looking for?
We’ll help you out! Contact the education department at 312-553-7161 or education@goodmantheatre.org.

2011/2012 Student Subscription Series Donors

Target Field Trip Grants: Funds for K-12 Field Trips!

Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom. But schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums, historical sites and cultural organizations. Field Trip Grants help give children these unique, firsthand learning experiences. Since launching the program in 2007, Target has awarded $9.76 million in grants—providing 1.2 million students in all 50 states with the opportunity to enhance their studies in the arts, math, science and social studies. As part of the program, each Target store will award three Target Field Trip Grants to K—12 schools nationwide—enabling one in 25 schools throughout the U.S. to send a classroom on a field trip. Each grant is valued up to $700. Visit Target’s Field Trip Grant site to learn more about these opportunities!

Upcoming Student Subscription Series Events