Since 1989, AEC TheatreExpress has served as Chattanooga's only professional drama series designed for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Held in historic performance venues such as the Tivoli Theatre and Memorial Auditorium, TheatreExpress productions enrich ARTS EDUCATION by providing professional, quality children's theatre, in-depth study guides that help weave the theatre arts experience into the classroom, and theatre etiquette guidelines. Productions tie in with school curriculum and help meet standard benchmarks in fine arts, language arts, social studies and more.
"These performances are outstanding. We always look forward to these plays." - home school teacher
"Our teaching objectives include using literature to meet our state standards. This cultural arts experience helped to broaden the students' understanding that literature can be presented in many forms."
- Lookout Valley teacher
"This is a wonderful cultural experience for our children. I cannot describe in words how much they enjoyed the performance." - Westview Elem. teacher
"This play, along with the study guide packet provided, helped the students to experience live theatre, respond to what they saw, recognize theatre elements, and apply active listening skills." -Griffith Elem. teacher