Teachers or leaders choose the program that best fits their needs. Program modules address state standards in the arts and social studies, making this trip a refreshing, informative and constructive use of precious class time.
Tickets: $3 per student, groups of 12 and up. Teachers no charge, one chaperone for every five students no charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maggie Hunter at 260.424.5665, ext. 251.
Commitment to Community
Taking a bow on the Embassy stage, students act out history and learn how a community chose to save the historic theatre from the wrecking ball. Students use analysis and application of information as they investigate the building.
Touring and discovering the amazing variety of artwork embedded in the walls, ceilings and floors of the Embassy Theatre reinforces the artistic value of the building itself. Taking the stage to reenact the history that led to the Embassy being saved helps students understand the responsibilities and choices that are made when citizens consider choices affecting an entire community.
The two-hour Study Trips session teaches students about a real-life connection between civic responsibility and the arts. 2-2.5 hours. Aligned to standards, appropriate for grades 2 to 6.
Click link for pre-trip and post-trip Activities for Commitment to Community study trip
Bud’s Attic – NEW!
Participants will examine unusual artifacts from the Embassy Theatre and Hotel Indiana. After examination, they will draw conclusions on the item’s identity and use based on observation and prior knowledge. Participants will then tour the building and discover “hints” about the artifacts and then have a chance to re-examine and reassess the artifacts using newly gained knowledge. Two (2) hours in length. Aligned for grades 3-5 but also appropriate for grades 6-7.
Entertainment Then and Now
Following the path of a patron, participants use primary sources to compare attending a performance at the Embassy Theatre in 1928 to today. 90 minutes. Aligned to state standards, appropriate for all ages. Great for Scout troops, clubs and other organizations.
Click link for pre-trip and post-trip Activities for Entertainment Then and Now study trip
Shapes, Sights, Sounds and Surfaces
This Study Trip experience invites preschoolers to explore the Embassy Theatre with their senses. Instead of telling four and five year olds “don’t touch,” they can explore the beauty of the theater with their hands, eyes, and ears while practicing recognizing shapes and colors. Appropriate for ages 4 to 5.
To register, email education manager, Maggie Hunter at email@example.com
Information to have on hand when you make your reservation:
- School or group name, phone
- Teacher(s) or leader’s name
- Preferred e-mail address
- The Study Trip topic you want (Commitment to Community or Entertainment Then and Now, or Shapes, Sights, Sounds and Surfaces)
- Total number of students expected to attend and the number of classes
- Total number of parents or other adults expected to attend
- At least two dates you would like for your visit
- Time parameters for your buses. How early you can depart from school, how late you can return, etc.
- Whether you want an AM or PM trip
- The cost of your transportation if you are applying for transportation assistance
Support is provided by the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, and a federal agency.
Study Trips is made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Embassy educational programming is supported by a grant from Ecolab. Additional support comes from the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency and from the Flora Dale Krouse Foundation.
Click on the links below for information on additional educational outreach programming offered by the Embassy Theatre: