Student Matinees

Plan a memorable and enriching trip to the Auditorium Theatre – a National Historic Landmark – for your students. You’ll receive a free Classroom Companion that can connect with national learning standards and help you guide your students as you prepare them for the performances. Learn More

ArtsXChange Professional Development

Join us for a year of incorporating the performing arts with your daily practice!  Those accepted into this free teacher professional development program receive a full year of in-class residencies and one-on-one coaching from a Teaching Artist Mentor, as well as a class set of tickets to all three Auditorium Theatre Student Matinee performances! Learn More

In-School Residencies and Workshops

Are you interested in partnering with a professional artist to bring arts learning into your classroom?  Engage more deeply with the performances of our student matinee series and integrate theatre, dance, or music into your classroom with our in-school residency opportunities! Learn More

Too Hot Poetry Contest

Calling all young writers!  Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of beloved community, and we’re inviting 3rd-12th grade students from across the city to enter our annual poetry contest.  Winners have the opportunity to perform their poem on our Historic Landmark Stage before one of the Too Hot performances! Learn More

Too Hot Master Class

Chicago area high school choirs are invited to participate in the full day of music. Throughout the festival events, participants will have the opportunity to interact and work with Too Hot artists as well as other prominent Chicago musicians. Learn More

Dance Master Classes

Dance Teachers – Bring your students to study with the professionals performing on our stage! Company members from our International Dance Series lead 90-minute master classes on select Saturday mornings for dancers working at an intermediate-advanced level.  We highly recommend previous formal training (at school or in a studio setting) for participants. Learn More