Virtual field trips
We are delighted to be able to offer 5 Virtual Field Trips available in the 2020-2021 school year. These can be experienced in school, at home or in a combination of the two.
Most of all… it is EASY for you, fun for the students and a great way to bring a spark of creativity into your classroom.
Virtual Field Trips
Duke Starts Jan. 11
Carp Starts Feb.
The Tiny Tree Starts Feb.
Stories of Oceania Starts March
The Carp Who Would Not Quit
The Tiny Tree
Upper El. and Above
Stories of Oceania
Who Says you can’t take a field trip?
Over the next five months we will be rolling out a season of performances. Like a typical HTY Theatre season these works are original, created and performed by the HTY Company and made entirely for you!
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Pricing for Virtual Field Trips
Price Per Student $5
Price w/ Student Discount Code $4
Price Per Student (Title I School) $4
Price Per Teacher (Free)
Price Per Student Live Component TBD (please contact us)
As always, we will work directly with you and your school to make sure every student is able to have access to enjoy these productions. Please contact us if you have concerns, questions or there are ways that we can make it easier to enjoy these programs.
As easy as 1, 2, 3…
1) Pick your show and date.
Once you sing up for our free educator membership, you just pick the show you are interested in, follow the promps to pick a date (you will have a five days to watch the program) and let us know how many teachers and students will watch.
2) Enjoy the program!
We will send you a link and password for you and your students to enjoy the program in the way that works best for your classroom. They can all watch at once, on their own or a little of both. You will have a week of access to the video content but unlimited access to the educational materials and additional content.
3) Billing will be done to fit your needs.
Depending on what you indicated as your preference we will invoice your school, manage a PO, accept check or online payment and endevor to keep the process smooth and easy.
Bonus! Add a “live” component to the event
HTY actors and the creative teams who helped make these productions are available to meet with your school or class and talk about the creative process or lead students in a workshop related to the material. This is offered at a small additional fee. Please reach out if you are interested in exploring what that might be as we will create something specific to your needs and interests.
What is different about a "virtual" field trip?
While we wish we could safely have your students attend an HTY show, gathering in large groups is not recommended. This does not mean students can’t enjoy the creative talents of the HTY company or stories developed for and by a local audience. In fact, this seems to be the perfect time to do so.
All of these projects have been filmed and edited professionally so the “performances” will have high quality production values. But many of these projects actually try to capture the spirit and energy of a live theatre production, certainly Duke, Carp and Tiny Tree are HTY mega-hits now captured for a live audience. Da Holidays and Stories of Oceania are new plays made specifically for this time. We hope you will give them a try and enjoy a little of what HTY has to offer.
If you are missing the “live” component, we encourage you to sign up for a session with the HTY company following the performance. These can be scheduled after you attend the show and are tailored to your needs and interest.
Are these shows age specific?
Yes. Just like our normal programming, we will make content for a variety of audiences from ages 3 and up. With the exception of Da Holidays all of the programing has recommended ages. As always, we trust teachers to know the interest of their students.
How long are the shows?
Each program is designed to run under an hour and is built to the attention span of the recommended audience.
What if there is no money for shows this year?
Please contact us. We understand that these are extraordinary times and will try to work with you to fundraise and make the field trip happen. We want to make good local content available to as many kids as possible going forward.
The bright side is that digital content is available to the Neighbor Island schools and that programming can run for longer periods of time.
When will you offer live performances again?
The truth is we do not know. Our Educators are already working in classrooms and we have established protocols to keep our staff and students as safe as possible. The largest barrier at this point are gatherings of people. As soon as it is safe we will be back touring and hosting you at Tenney Theatre but in the meantime we hope you will enjoy these resources.
Why are you charging for this program when other digital content is free?
We support a company of local theatre artists and educators at HTY and this is their full time employment. The admission we charge covers only a fraction of the cost of keeping our staff employed and creating this work. While we would love to be able to offer these programs for free, we deeply appreciate this support as an organization.
How long will this content be available?
The virtual field trips will become available December 1 and continue through the end of the school year.
Can the students use different devices to view the program?
Yes, at any time. We will provide a window of time where each student will have access to the content. Instructions for use are simple and it can be enjoyed across different platforms. We will send you clear instructions on how and where to watch.
What about students who do not have access to techology?
Unfortunately, students would need a computer, tablet, phone or some sort of device to watch the performance. Some teachers and schools are planning socially distanced viewings for those students who do not have devices.
Is there technical support?
Can I share my link with other teachers and students?
We ask that you not share the link or password outside of those you have signed up to participate. Other teachers may sign up to preview for free but our actors and those who create this content depend on the income for their livelihood so out of respect to them we ask you not to share. If there are students who need financial assistance please contact us.
Can we watch programming more than once?
Yes, within the window you are given. Students are also encouraged to enjoy the program with their families. If there are families who already have an HTY membership we will waive their fee for this program, just let us know that is the case.
Please Contact Us
We would love to hear from you and answer any questions about virtual field trips, our other programming or simply say hi.
We look forward to hearing from you.