Theatre in Our Schools

Theatre in Our Schools

Educational Theatre Association. American Alliance for Theatre & Education. International Thespian Society.

The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) to sponsor Theatre in Our Schools to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students. TIOS presentations and advocacy may happen anytime in schools, theatres, and other public spaces. We recognize and promote March as the official TIOS month, with a series of community- and school-based events and celebrations nationwide.

The goal of TIOS month is to not only raise awareness inside the school walls, but beyond and into the community; to share the story of the importance of school theatre with leaders, influencers, policymakers, and all community members. 

Please use the documents, messages, and graphics found on this page to create your own TIOS plan.

Take your troupe's participation to the next level and earn recognition for it by following the Outstanding Impact Award rubric and submitting an award entry.

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For Thespians, schools, and educators

Ideas, planning tips, and resources
Facts and messages
For everyone
Spread the word on social media
Josh Radnor for #TIOS18 shares theatre’s eternal gift
Spread the word in your community
Use your profile to promote TIOS
Follow, like, and retweet


Celebrate TIOS with professional development for educators from our partners at AATE. Learn more here.

Thank you to our sponsors!