Arts for Youth

Theater IV Story of Jamestown

The Virginia Repertory Theatre presented “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to Lancaster Primary and Middle School students on October 9, 2018.

The Barter Players return on February 26, 2019 to perform “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer̶ for the Lancaster Middle School students

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts supports arts education as the key to achieving understanding, appreciation and creative expression in our young people. Through grants that the RFA receives, we are able to bring high quality, professional performances to schools in the lower Northern Neck. Working with the schools, which have limited resources available for arts education today, RFA strives to nurture and spark the imaginations of youth in our area, offer inspiration, and promote and develop life skills through the arts.

This year, the Arts for Youth (AFY) program received grant support from two local foundations - The River Counties Community Foundation and The Tidewater Foundation. The generous community support from these two local foundations greatly enhances arts education in our local schools.

This season’s AFY performances feature Virginia Repertory Theatre with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", The Barter Players with "The Princess and the Pea" for Lancaster Primary School and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" for the Lancaster Middle School, and Roanoke Children's Theatre with "School House Rocks" which incorporates music and dance to teach history, grammar, math, and more.

During the 2017-2018 season, six shows were staged for over 2,100 students. All age-appropriate performances—whether dramatic, comedic, acrobatic, musical, or interactive—were designed to engage and entertain while reinforcing state educational standards of learning.

Arts for Youth 2018 - 2019

Lancaster Primary School

Virginia Repertory Theatre

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

October 9, 2018 at 9:30am at LMS

The Barter Players

“The Princess and the Pea”

February 26, 2019 at 9:30am at LMS

Roanoke Children's Theatre

“School House Rocks”

May 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at LMS

Lancaster Middle School

Virginia Repertory Theatre

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

October 9, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. at LMS

The Barter Players

“The Princess and the Pea”

February 26, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. at LMS

Roanoke Children's Theatre

“School House Rocks”

May 8, 2019 at 1:15 p.m. at LMS

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