Our programs are only made possible through contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals whose interests include serving under-served communities with access to the arts, supporting the development of the creative economy in San Antonio, and supporting students through arts education and programming.
Community Engagement Nights
Serving about 4000 students per season, we provide free performances to students from around the San Antonio metro area. This fund supports exclusive Education Nights for low-income students and disadvantaged populations to attend a live performance at The Public, at no cost.
The Public in Public
This new program intends to bring theater outside our playhouse and into under-served and un-tapped communities around San Antonio. Performances are adaptable to the needs of the community and space, as well as curated to serve the needs of its audience. Produced independently by our company, and in collaboration with other organizations around town.
Resident Artists at The Public Theater
This program was created to serve the needs of local professional performers as well as the effort San Antonio is making in building the creative economy for the purpose of attracting industries, such as big-tech, and also to support local effort in developing the city’s cultural offerings. Our group of actors, playwrights, and resident companies are a significant part of our work, as you see them onstage, hear their work in Public in Public performances, and more. This program offers them ongoing artistic and professional development workshops and resources.
Relaxed and ASL Performances
For our 2022–23 Season, we will be expanding our offerings serving patrons with different abilities, caregivers, and the elderly. Specific performances are dedicated to providing ASL interpretation services and audio description. Relaxed performances will feature adjusted sounds and lighting to support patrons with sensory needs, as well as allow for caregivers and elderly patrons move freely throughout the performance, as needed.