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Education & Outreach

The Educational Outreach Program has been a part of SOPAA since it’s inception and long before that with the Concert Association. The program is offered to area students either with artists traveling to the local schools for Questions/Answer sessions or master classes/performances.

Believing that the ‘theatre experience’ is in itself educational, we sometimes offer these sessions at the Vern Riffe Center either prior to the show or afterwards. This is a great program allowing students first hand interaction with the performers. Thus creating interest in the arts and hopefully inspiring our youth to either become supporters of the arts or maybe even participants at a higher level.

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2015-16 Season Outreach

Alash – Tuvan Throat Singers
October 23, 2015


2014-15 Season Outreach

The Acting Company Stage Combat Workshop
March 18, 2015

Fight Workshop

Classical REvolution Portsmouth
CutTime Simfonica
December 15, 2014

CutTime Simfonica Jams at Port City

Keyboard Conversations November 4, 2015

2013-14 Season Outreach

Jenny Lin April 10. 2014

Cordis September 30, 2013

Cordis Outreach Image


McKinley Box Office

The McKinley Box Office is located in the lobby of the Vern Riffe Center at Shawnee State University and is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

McKinley Box Office
940 Second Street
Portsmouth Ohio 45662
740 351-3600

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