The Portsmouth Area Arts Council & Children’s Theatre couldn’t be more excited as we dive into our 50th year.

Half a century of coloring the Portsmouth Area with the arts. Half a century of shows. Half a century of exhibits. Half a century of artwork. Half a century of music.

This season has shaped up to be one of our most exciting. We will produce 3, full-length musicals, present two Shakespeare productions, take 6 different shows to 18 area schools and are expecting as many as 20,000 audience members over the next 12 months.

Teachers, check out our selection of student matinées throughout the year at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. These matinées are priced to include all of your students, with shows starting at just $3 per seat. Each page includes curriculum connections to relate to your classroom and study guides are available once your class is registered. Register online or call the office at (740) 351-3642.

Principals, we will be offering 6 different outreach shows this year ranging from preschool-12th grade subject matter. These shows are grant-funded through the Ohio Arts Council and available first-come, first-served.

Parents, have a child that loves to sing and dance? Send them to us and we’ll put them in a show! Participation in our Children’s Theatre productions is always free.

PAAC has something for everyone in your life who loves the arts. We can’t wait to see you this season and here’s to another wonderful 50 years!

Becky Lovins, Executive Director,
Portsmouth Area Arts Council
(740) 351-3642