COVID Serious Fun Children’s Series
THE HARRIS L. KEMPNER
SERIOUS FUN CHILDREN’S SERIES!
Each season The Grand offers a selection of performances to area students and school groups. Presented on weekdays during the school year, the performances offer a supplement to existing curricula for a nominally-priced ticket. All of The Grand’s children’s programs feature professional touring companies with reputations for high-quality productions.
Comprehensive study guides are available to schools prior to a performance which allow teachers to incorporate activities centered around the story into their curricula. Some performances offer a question and answer period with the performers following the show. Schools may choose to prepare these questions in advance as part of the learning experience
In addition, The Grand offers free workshops to those schools that have tickets to performances listed on the Serious Fun Children’s Series. Workshops are designed to enhance students’ learning experiences by providing a literary and live performance connection.
Contact The Grand’s Director of Education, Sarah Piel at 409.770.5066 for information on upcoming Serious Fun Children’s Series programs, workshops and education activities.
For School/Group reservations, call 800-821-1894
The children’s series performances have been designated The Harris L. Kempner Children’s Series in honor of Mr. Kempner’s lifelong commitment to youth, education and The Grand’s programming. They are supported in part by donations to The Grand’s Permanent Fund in his memory. Additional support is provided by the following: Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust Fund, Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, The Ippolito Charitable Foundation of Galveston, Kathrine G. McGovern, John P. McGovern Foundation, Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church Permanent Endowment Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
25th Anniversary Celebration of
The Grand Kids Festival
Saturday, March 27, 2021 – 10 am to 5 pm
Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with non-stop performances and art activities at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Grand Kids Festival, located on Postoffice Street in Galveston’s historic downtown Cultural Arts District between 20th and 23rd on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10am – 5pm.
Designed as an avenue to introduce children and their families to the arts, visitors will be entertained and involved in activities and performances that take place within three blocks on four stages, featuring over a dozen professional performers, student performance groups, hands-on activities for children, a petting zoo and so much more fun for everyone!
A highlight of the entertainment offered each year is a musical adaptation presented by MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE as part of a theatre residency. Missoula Children’s Theatre works with a cast of 50 area students for a week prior to the Festival and then presents them in two performances on The Grand’s historic stage.
For more information on The Grand Kids Festival, please visit the festival website at www.GrandKidsFestival.com.
FESTIVAL FOUNDING SPONSORS:
Mary Ainslie, The Gladys B. Foundation in honor of Robert Richard Thornton, Lawyer; the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Bank of America, and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Festival Coordinator Sarah Piel at 409.770.5066 or firstname.lastname@example.org