P/Arts brings high quality, accessible and affordable professional performing arts to northeast CT. Our flagship programs (that are free to area schoolchildren of participating schools) are our Children’s Educational Opera, our Children’s Educational Symphony, and our Kindergarten “Science of Sound” programs.
Through our artistic partners, Salt Marsh Opera Company and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, local schoolchildren are introduced to the creative artistry, beauty and storyline in productions of the opera and orchestra.
Our programs are all provided FREE of charge to students in participating schools in 26 towns of northeast CT and nearby MA. Each year approximately 2,000 third graders participate in our symphony program, nearly 2,000 fifth graders participate in our opera program, and over 1,000 children participate in our Kindergarten program. We have served over 162,000 local schoolchildren over our 42 seasons with our free educational programs.