Town of Parker Cultural Department 39.5167° N -104.757° W

Description

PARKER ARTS encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming.

The PACE Center is home to a 542-seat theater, art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary teaching kitchen, green room and dressing rooms, an outdoor amphitheater, and several classrooms.

The Schoolhouse complex includes a rehabilitated 100-year-old historic school building with an event room, meeting rooms, and a dance studio; and a newly renovated non-historic annex with a 200-seat theater, art gallery and heritage center.

For Educators , PACE Center offers the opportunity to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts productions making curriculum connections with science, physics, health, literature, language arts, history, social studies, social and family life-skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and performing arts. Parker Arts strives to provide access for youth, schools and other cultural organizations to engage in performing arts education.

Student matinees are provided several times throughout the school year. Often, matinee performances include post-show “talk-backs” with actors, directors, or technical crew that allow students to ask questions and further enrich their theater-going experience. Most student matinees include a study guide to assist in lesson plans.

Student group tickets are only $7 and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every ten student tickets purchased (up to ten chaperone tickets per group).

Group reservations are available only through PACE Center Box Office. Complete a Group Reservation Form online at www.ParkerArts.org/Schools. Student Group orders will receive confirmation by way of email invoice from PACE Center Box Office that is due 30 days in advanced of the performance. For questions or seating availability, please call the Box Office at 303.805.6800.


Lunch Notes

Due to venue limitations at the PACE Center, we are unable to accommodate large groups for indoor or outdoor lunch. We recommend utilizing nearby Discovery Park or O’Brien Park, both within walking distance.

Bathroom Notes

Four-multi-stall restrooms in lobby house right and house left of the main stage theater. Three single-stall restrooms in lobby.

Info

20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
Parker, CO 80138

+1 303-805-6800

PACEedu@parkeronline.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Subjects
Geology, Life Sciences, Biology, Theater, Writing, Non Fiction, Fiction, Ecosystems, Climate, Earth's Systems, History, Women's History, Social Studies, Economics, Literature, Math, Science, Animals, Reading, Folktales, Dance, Geography, Weather And Climate, Physics, African American History, Cultural Connections, Myths & Legends, Arts
Activities
School Based Program, Performance, Field Trip, Professional Development, Family Programs, Career Talk
Grades
1, 2, Preschool, K, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, Postsecondary, 6, 7, 8
Cost
Scholarships Available, Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

School Based Program

Archaeology In Your Classroom

Bring the world of archaeology to your classroom! For the next hour you will find yourself digging, finding, and working in the lab to uncover the secrets of Terra, an ancient city of potters. Join us on a journey through time where your students will play the role as researcher, scientist, and historian.
Objectives: Learn that there are different kinds of dirt, understand that archaeologists study our past through our things, and practice scientific data collection and recording, and making observations and inferences.
Email PACEedu@parkeronline.org with your interests in bringing archaeology to your classroom!
Workshop Length: 60 minutes
One class maximum (approximately 30 students)
Curriculum Connection: History, Culture, Social Science, Environmental Science

Subjects Covered

geology, life sciences, biology

Grades
1, 2, preschool, k
Capacity
30 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
60 min.

Performance

Wild

July 7 & 8 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | The Schoolhouse

Wilder is a rambunctious and willful child with energy to spare. Like his hero Max from Where The Wild Things Are, Wilder struggles with minding authority and navigating issues of anger. He is certain life would have been better if rather than a boy, he had instead been born a “wild animal of the jungle.” So he has decided to be one. Wilder’s Mom does her best to guide her imaginative and headstrong son, but she struggles with the difficulties of being a single mother; having a “wild animal of the jungle” for a son only adds to the pressures. Join Parker Arts for this original children’s play by local actor and director, Christopher Willard.

Grade Level: PreK-3
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Geography, Social Sciences and Performing Arts.
*Limited seating available at The Schoolhouse

Subjects Covered

theater, writing, non-fiction, fiction

Grades
1, 2, k, preschool
Capacity
200 stu.
Activity

performance

Duration
50 min.

Dragons Love Tacos

April 20, 21, 22 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | PACE Center
June 7 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | PACE Center Remount for summer programs!

You know what dragons really love? Tacos of course! They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. While a boy and his dog are watching TV, they unexpectedly learn the ‘Do’s and Don’ts of what kinds of tacos to serve dragons. Unfortunately, when the boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues! Discover the dietary delights and dilemmas of dragons in this fun-filled production, adapted from The New York Times Best Selling book Dragons Love Tacos is a sizzling story full of fiery fun for your entire grade!
Dragons Love Tacos by Ernie Nolan Based on the book by Adam Rubin
Grade Level: PreK-3
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Performing Arts.

Subjects Covered

theater, writing

Grades
1, 2, 3, k, preschool
Capacity
526 stu.
Activity

performance

Duration
60 min.

The Story Pirates

March 1 | 10:00 am & 12:00 pm | PACE Center

Story Pirates’ live show is a crazy sketch comedy musical based on stories written by elementary school students. Story Pirates incorporate improv in every show, and often perform stories written by kids who are in the audience as a celebration of their words and ideas. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show!
In-school story-writing workshop available on limited basis. Participating students will get to see their written story performed on stage! Contact Parker Arts Education for this first-come-first-serve opportunity at PACEedu@parkeronline.org.
Grade Level: K-5
Run Time: 60 minutes
Curriculum: Literature and Language Arts, Cooperation and Teamwork, Self-Expression, and Performing Arts.

Subjects Covered

theater, writing, fiction, non-fiction

Grades
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, k
Capacity
236 stu.
Activity

performance

Duration
60 min.

Dinosaur World Live

February 23 | 10:00 am | PACE Center
Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome-interactive show. Grab your compass and join our intrepid explorer across uncharted territories to discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs. Meet a host of impressive creatures, including every child’s favorite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus! Don’t miss this entertaining and mind-expanding Jurassic adventure, live on stage.
Book your school now before tickets become extinct!
Grade Level: PreK-5
Run Time: 50 minutes
Curriculum: Paleontology, Geology, Earth Sciences, Math, and Performing Arts.

Subjects Covered

theater, ecosystems, biology, climate, earth's systems

Grades
1, 3, 5, 2, k, preschool
Capacity
526 stu.
Activity

performance

Duration
60 min.