Educational Outreach

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Educational Outreach


Sensory Friendly: Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

December 14, 2019 | Reserve tickets

Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. During these programs, patrons enjoy shows together with family and friends in welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed spaces. Environmental modifications make the experience of viewing a performance more pleasant for everyone.


School Day Performances: Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

December 10 & 11, 2019
9am & 11am daily

Please email for school day reservations.


Special Stages: Theatre Therapy for Students on the Autism Spectrum

April 6-10, 2020

The only program of its kind in Southern Kentucky, possibly the whole state! This Spring Break camp for Students with an ASD diagnosis is a safe space for campers to explore their creative side and gain skills such as self-confidence, literacy, communication, imagination, empathy, critical thinking and problem solving, self-discipline, community awareness, public speaking, and teamwork.


Summer Arts Day Camps

Session I: June 8-12, 2020

Session II (Teen Intensive): June 15-19, 2020

Young artists of all abilities are invited for one week out of their summer to be whomever they can imagine. Our campers enjoy a week of theatre immersion, learning about their creative side, and gaining skills that make them a better student and community member.


Theatre as Therapy: Sunburst Primetime Summer Theatre

Partnership with the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex
A Summer Intensive for students of all backgrounds and capabilities.

June - August 2020, exact dates TBA

The Public Theatre of Kentucky, in partnership with the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex, will be launching a summer intensive. Theatre as Therapy is envisioned to be an annual, four-six-week theatrical experience produced by Public Theatre Kentucky (PTK) in conjunction with the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex for individuals on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers. This project has the opportunity to maximize each actor’s cognitive and communication skills, build a stronger sense of community, and strengthen each actor’s self-esteem. With actors who have an ASD diagnosis, this creative outlet will help them express emotions more openly and use improved communication skills to build relationships.