Educational programs for adults, kids, and families!

Added THU, AUG 6TH 2015

Performing Arts Series
for Students

Geared toward classrooms and educators, our 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series for Students includes ten diverse shows that are perfect for getting young people excited about live performance.

Students will experience the energy of dance, drama, and more in our intimate Carriage House Theatre. These shows are a perfect launching point for your classroom curriculum, and integrate with Common Core State Standards.

Each show has both a 9:30am and 11:30am start time to accommodate different schedules. Scholarships and bus subsidies are also available for low-income schools. 

Tuesday, October 6
AXIS Dance Company
Grades: K-8

Thursday, October 22
Grades: K-8

Monday, November 2
Cascada de Flores presents:
The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing
Grades: K-8

Thursday, November 19
San Jose Dance Theatre presents:
50 Years of The Nutcracker
Grades: K-8

Tuesday, January 12
Bay Area Children's Theatre presents:
The Day the Crayons Quit
Grades: K-5

Friday, January 22
JazzReach presents:
Yes Indeed!
Grades: 4-12

Tuesday, February 9
Dahlak presents:

Adapting History
Grades: 3-8

Monday, March 21
Boxtales Theatre Company presents:
Prince Rama and the Monkey King
Grades: K-6

Thursday, March 24
TheatreWorks USA presents:
The Lightning Thief
Grades: 2-6

Thursday, May 12
Doktor Kaboom!
Grades: 3-8

August 6, 2015

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Bring the kids!
3 family shows
in 2015-2016

The Frog Prince

Join us for three shows in our Family Theatre Series—Sunday morning performances in the Carriage House Theatre during fall and spring.

Great for all ages, these are designed to engage intergenerational audiences in the theatre-going experience.

Bay Area independent bookseller Hicklebee's will be at each performance with the books that inspired the shows and more.

Sunday, November 15, 11am
50 Years of The Nutcracker
Enjoy excerpts from The Nutcracker as developed by San Jose Dance Theatre.

Sunday, March 20, 11am
Prince Rama & the Monkey King
Boxtales Theatre Company brings this classic Indian story to the stage.

Sunday, May 1, 11am
The Frog Prince
The Fratello Marionettes return to Montalvo with imaginative puppetry giving life to the popular fairy tale.

Get your tickets to all of these shows by clicking below or calling the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

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Professional Development

Professional Development Workshops

Professional development is key to supporting deeper learning across content areas. Our series of workshops are opportunities to share strategies and research on integrated learning practices—no matter what your field. 

Monday, October 5, 4-6pm
Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching
AXIS Dance Company offers an exciting, movement-based workshop geared toward professionals working with diverse populations.

Wednesday, November 18, 4-6pm
Recycled Toy Chest
By exploring topics of recycling and the environment, you will learn how to use recycled materials in innovative ways in your classroom and beyond.

Tuesday, February 23, 4-6pm
Science, History, & Literature Meet Theater
Learn an easy-to-implement theater activity that gives students an opportunity to gain an indelible understanding of science, history, and literature.

Saturday, March 5, 9am-4pm
Arts In Your Classroom Conference
This symposium of integrated learning explores topics current to the needs of educators. With presentations, workshops, and performances, this day will enrich your teaching approach.

Monday, April 11, 4-6pm
Relevancy: Project-Based Learning Through the Arts
Learn skills for adapting current curriculum to create art-based lessons that accomodate various learning styles and encourage empathy.


at a glance:

Wed, August 12, 12:30pm

Wed, August 12, 7:30pm

Marc Cohn SOLD OUT! 

Wed, August 19
Summer Luncheon SOLD OUT! 

Tue, August 25, 6-8pm

Montalvo Summer Nights: Monotype Printmaking LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Wed, August 26, 1pm
Summer Luncheon SOLD OUT!

Wed, September 2, 7pm

The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue 

Thu, September 10, 7:30pm
Lewis Black

Fri, September 11, 7:30pm
Dave Koz & Rick Braun

Thu, September 24, 11:30am
Writers Series: Meg Waite Clayton

Sun, September 27, 2-4pm
Mindful Ikebana: The Peaceful Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

Thu, October 1, 7pm
The Traveling Kind Tour: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



Art on the Grounds: Metaphoric States: Five Bronze Works by Stephen De Staebler

In Cottage 2:
Paper Power


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Photo credits (from top): Ron Leckie / Bahara Emami / Michele Guieu / Cameron Hockenson / Michele Guieu