The Bologna Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing exceptional artistic and educational opportunities to children in the Mississippi Delta region. Through our affiliation with Delta State University, we are able to offer a variety of programming to suit the needs of local families, school children, and educators. Each year, we work to engage children and community members in a number of different programming initiatives with local and state arts organizations. Please explore all of our arts education offerings to learn just what BPAC Arts Education can offer you and your family!
One of our on-going arts education initiatives is the School-Time Matinee Series. Each year, we welcome approximately 10,000 children from PreK-12th grade, showcasing performances on the BPAC mainstage for younger audiences. To reserve seats for your class, download our 2018-2019 Order Form and submit with full payment to the arts education office. We will begin processing orders on Monday, August 13, 2018. Through our scholarship ticket programs sponsored by Double Quick Inc. and the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, we are able to provide a number of rural school districts with $1 tickets to our matinee shows. Our Arts Beyond the Stage partnership with the Delta Arts Alliance supplements the performing arts experience with a fine arts craft and is usually held for one to two performances per year. We also work with Delta State University Admissionsto provide access to campus tours for middle and high school audiences who attend our performances.
Read It, See It, Be It
For the 2018-2019 academic year, we are thrilled to announce our Read It, See It, Be It program. Students who attend School-Time Matinee Performances will be eligible for reduced price copies of books on which the performances are based. For the 2018-2019 academic year, books will be available for the following performances:
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly-Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System-Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Junie B. Jones-Friday, March 29, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Launched with the support of grant funding and community partnerships with the Delta Arts Alliance, the BPAC will provide reduced price books based on STMS performances, and arts activities that complement the productions on the 2018-2019 season.
Books will cost $1 per student, and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Priority reservations for books will be given to public school groups in Delta Counties. Your school group must attend the STMS performance on which the book is based to be eligible to purchase books. Books cannot be placed on hold—payment must be received in order to confirm book reservation.
If books are still remaining two weeks prior to the show, private and homeschool groups attending the STMS performances will be able to purchase the books for the reduced $1 ticket price. Order forms for Read It, See It, Be It will be made available when STMS tickets go on sale.
Thanks to the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two, the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and the Delta Arts Alliance for their support with this literacy initiative!