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 that 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. Students in the public schools, private schools and those who are home schooled have the opportunity to see various shows.

This year, the Arts for Youth (AFY) program received funding from two local foundations - The River Counties Community Foundation and The Tidewater Foundation, as well as The Mason and Lula Cole Charitable Trust. The generous community support from these organizations greatly enhances arts education in our local schools.

This season’s AFY performances feature Mark Nizer “ScienceSplosion” for Lancaster Primary and Middle Schools, The Barter Theater “Peter Pan’ for Lancaster Primary and "The Red Badge of Courage" for the Lancaster Middle, and Plunky Oneness jazz musician and group for both schools.

During the 2018-2019 season, six theatrical shows were staged for over 2,100 students. All of the performances were chosen 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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