Students arriving for the Yamato youth performance

The Motionhouse (youth performance) lessons were wonderful. I have heard nothing but praise from the teachers about the quality of the lessons, and how well that they support the 8th grade curriculum. Our students appreciated the program even more, due to the design and thoughtfulness of these lessons. – Bastrop Middle School Principal


Through Campus and Community Engagement, Texas Performing Arts offers daytime youth performances especially designed to make a strong impression on youth in grades 7-12. Youth Performances are available free of charge for educators and students in Austin and the Central Texas area. Educational materials are provided in advance and there is a Q & A session for students to ask the performers questions following the performance.

2014-2015 Schedule:

2014-2015 Youth Performances Flier
Reservations are required. Use this Seating Request Form.

More information on this year’s and past youth performances…


Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are able to distribute complimentary tickets for educators to bring students to performances, incorporating curriculum in culture, history, critical thinking, and writing. These tickets to our main stage performances are available to small groups in grades 7-12. Additionally, $10 student tickets are available for most performances.

SEAT tickets are distributed based on the time of your request and the level of need. Requests will be accepted up to two weeks before the event. A limited number of tickets are available, so please make your request early.
More information on SEAT tickets…

2014-2015 SEAT Flyer
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In the 2013-2014 school year, we piloted the PAAC program with Bastrop ISD. Texas Performing Arts provided two live performances for Bastrop 8th (Motionhouse Dance and the UT Longhorn Singers) and 10th grade students (Yamato Drummers of Japan and the UT Longhorn Singers). We work with the Bastrop Language Arts teachers to provide TEKS-based classroom activities related to the performances. Event photos


To assist educators in telling students about the history, background, and training of the artists they will be seeing, Texas Performing Arts provides complimentary arts-integrated lessons and activity guides. These PDF lessons, Prezi lessons, and videos contain educational resources aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
Lesson Plan Archive

Funding provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts