Parents and Educators

At Krannert Center, we’re devoted to making the arts accessible to everyone, and we’re particularly excited when young people feel the energy and positive benefits from being inside the arts.

Youth Series and Family Events

Our Youth Series focuses on high-quality plays, musical acts, and entertainment targeted to specific grade levels. Teachers and students are supplied with educational materials to enhance the experience, but just coming to a performance to see someone like you, to watch something that seems completely familiar or totally fantastic, to imagine that you can do anything—these performances can make for mind-changing moments. For more information, head to the Krannert Center Youth Series website. Don’t forget that there are plenty of offerings that families and kids will enjoy throughout each season. Check out the upcoming family-friendly offerings.

The Arts in Our Schools

One vital initiative at the Center is bringing the arts up close. Our partners in the Champaign and Urbana school systems help us identify artists who would make perfect ambassadors into their classrooms, and our engagement team crafts programs that focus on cultural awareness, diversity, community building, acceptance, and cross-national arts connections. For more information on these opportunities for your students or your children, please contact Sam Smith, our engagement director.