School and Community Programs

With input from its Education and Outreach Committee, SCR offers a comprehensive array of programs to make live theatre available to everyone in our community. Check out the many ways we connect theatre and young people.

Theatre for Young Audiences
SCR’s series of three plays especially for young people and their families.
Significant support provided by The Segerstrom Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Abbott Medical Optics, Pacific Life Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation, Snell & Wilmer LLP

Neighborhood Acting Classes
Free after-school acting classes workshops at local elementary schools and community centers.
Supported by Barbara Roberts and Brooke Roberts-Webb, the Doreen Marshall Fund and the Birches Foundation.

Theatre Discovery Project
Affordable tickets for students to select SCR productions of important literary works; educators receive a study guide.

Bring Your Class to SCR
SCR has more student group opportunities than ever, including stage productions during class time. Visit the teacher resource page for study guides, videos and articles.

Theatre Access
Groups of under-served high school and college students receive free admission to productions through the Theatre Access program. Call (714) 708-5549 or email for more information.
Significant support provided by The Capital Group Companies Foundation. Additional support provided by Edison International.

The MyStage program is specially designed for 15-to 25-year-olds. Members get special $10 discounted tickets for shows at South Coast Repertory.
Supported by Macy's Foundation.

Seniors, full-time students, educators and students in the Theatre Conservatory’s Adult Acting and Playwriting Classes also qualify for reduced-price tickets to SCR productions.

The long-term development of Theatre for Young Audiences and other educational programs at SCR is greatly assisted by the establishment of endowment funds. 

We deeply appreciate the following donors who have honored us with gifts: Folino Family Education & Theatre for Young Audiences Endowment, General and Mrs. William Lyon Educational & Outreach Endowment, Camille and Eric Durand Endowment, Pam & James Muzzy Endowment for Young Audiences, Sue and Ralph Stern Endowment for Young Audiences, William Randolph Hearst Endowed Education and Outreach Fund, Yvonne & Damien Jordan Theatre for Young Audiences Endowment and the Draper Family Endowment.