Spreckels Education Program

"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create." President Barack Obama

Studies prove that young people involved in the arts perform better academically and show a greater involvement in community service.

Arts programs designed for young adults foster critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and innovation. Young people who attend schools where the arts were integrated into classroom curriculum outperform their peers in math and reading who did not have an arts integrated curriculum.

Young people who participate in the Performing Arts (music, theatre, dance), tend to be more in touch with their emotions, able to verbalize what they are feeling and better equipped to deal with challenges as Adults later in life.

The Spreckels Performing Arts Center Arts Education provides a comprehensive experience for those young people who are interested in Theatre.  They are taught dance, voice, and acting techniques by top professionals from the Bay Area.


Call: (707) 588-3400 Visit the Box Office: Wed-Sat, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before a show. Online: spreckelsonline.com

Mermaid JrSpreckels Education Program is excited to announce our upcoming winter youth production for ages 12-18, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
Journey "under thesea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture (featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics). Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories, Disney's The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
Directed by Zachary Hasbany and vocal direction by Stacy Rutz, classes begin November 18, 2021.
Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-7:00pm, and Saturdays 2:00-6:00pm.
Auditions and role placement will take place during the first two classes 11/18 & 11/20.
There will be no rehearsals on 11/23, 11/25, 11/27, 12/31, and 1/1.
Supplemental rehearsals may also be scheduled. Performances will be 1/21 (7pm), 1/22 (1pm and 7pm), 1/23 (1pm), 1/28 (7pm), 1/29 (1pm and 7pm) and 1/30 (1pm).
Tuition for this program is $500.
Payments can be made online www.spreckelsonline.com, at our box office or by phone 707-588-3400.
Registration is limited to the first 20 enrollees.