Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling


Theatre Jacksonville offers Fall and Spring after-school classes for those interested in learning more about theatre production and performance. 

High school students engage in the full theatrical experience; taking a production from auditions, through rehearsal, costumes and tech, to the performance...

During each of our 1-week sessions our campers will get a chance to explore, be challenged, create, and express themselves in a fun and safe learning environment.

Theatre Jacksonville is committed to bringing together diverse individuals who collaborate in the pursuit of an artistic vision. 

Summer is a time for Make Believe!  Join us for one or both of our 3-week in-person sessions or our weekly virtual sessions. It's a time for campers to create, have fun, make friends, all while exploring!

Through the use of theatre games, creative improvisation, and scene work, we'll explore subtext, believability, and the importance of being in the moment.

Theatre Jacksonville provides private coaching for individuals of all ages who want to sharpen their skills and expand their theatre knowledge.


Special thanks to the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation and the P/Arts Program for their support of

In the Classroom

at Southside Estates Elementary.


Student Night

For each one of our mainstage productions, we offer local middle, high school, and college students the opportunity to attend the show's final dress rehearsal for the cost of $2.00 per student. Each area Drama and English teacher is sent a flyer for the upcoming student night performance and is told the seating availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. This arrangement benefits the students and the performers, by providing a low cost opportunity for a much needed "sneak preview" audience.

Rush Tickets

The theatre offers area students student "rush tickets" of our mainstage productions. These tickets are available at the box office the day of the show, five minutes prior to the opening curtain based upon availability.

Study Guides

Our Educational Outreach publishes a student study guide to correspond with each of our Classic in San Marco productions. These study guides summarize the script, provide a glossary, include background research, and offer interpretive questions helpful in bringing about class discussion and a better understanding of the script. These guides are offered, free of charge, to local middle and high schools. Guides are usually prepared a week before a show opens and can be downloaded from that show's webpage. 

For more information about our educational programming

Please contact Education Director, Ron Shreve by calling (904) 396-4425, ext. 309, or email