Are you bringing the community to your classroom? Book an Embassy Theatre in-person or virtual study trip for your class or group. Teachers or leaders choose the program that best fits their needs. Program modules address state standards in the arts, language arts and social studies, making this trip a refreshing, informative and constructive use of precious class time.
While there is nothing like the live experience, the Embassy knows virtual learning is often the only option for classrooms during this challenging time. So, we adapted two of our study trips (more to come) for asynchronous learning.
Cost: $35 per class (where a class is assumed to be maximum of 25 participants).
We make it easy! Each teacher receives a link for the virtual program. The pre and post activities are emailed/mailed to teacher after booking. You can stop and start the video as desired. Closed captioning is available for accessibility.
Click to order the videos:
Commitment to Community Virtual Study Trip (run time: approx. 50 min.)
Entertainment Then and Now Virtual Study Trip (run time: approx. 50 min.)
Video good for 48 hours after activating the access code. Additional questions or interested in booking an in-person study trip? Email email@example.com or call Maggie Hunter at 260.424.5665, ext. 251.
Commitment to Community (in-person and virtual available)
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. Aligned for grades 3-8.
Click link for pre-trip and post-trip Activities for Commitment to Community study trip
Entertainment Then and Now (in-person and virtual available)
Following the path of a patron, participants use primary sources to compare attending a performance at the Embassy Theatre in 1928 to today. Aligned to state standards, appropriate for all ages. Great for Scout troops, clubs and other organizations. Grades 1-12.
Click link for pre-trip and post-trip Activities for Entertainment Then and Now study trip
Bud’s Attic (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)
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 6-8.
Shapes, Sights, Sounds and Surfaces (in-person only)
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 for study trips, email education manager, Maggie Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the links below for information on additional educational outreach programming offered by the Embassy Theatre:
Support for Embassy educational programming is provided by the Lincoln Financial Foundation, the Journal Gazette Foundation, Arts Midwest, the Indiana Humanities Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Marion-Clairmont Family Fund. Additional support provided in loving memory of Gloria E. Baker.
Programming at the Embassy Theatre are made possible in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. Additional support is provided by the Dr. Louis and Anne B. Schneider Foundation and PNC Charitable Trusts.