Children's Book Club and Performance Series

The Children's Book Club and Performance Series is the perfect way to open the hearts and minds of children, by encouraging them to seek further, explore more, and engage themselves in the world of literature and live theatre. We believe, that it's never too early to jumpstart a child's imagination, and that if presented with stories that fascinate them, children can't help but discover the pleasures of reading. We also know, that theatre reinforces the importance of reading. A live production has the ability to jump a story off the page and bring it to life. In this digital era in which we live, young people have much to learn from the interactions that take place between the characters in the books they read, and on the stage.

Our weekday offerings were created as a way to enhance in-school literary and curriculum programs, while providing cultural and artistic opportunities to elementary and middle school students for whom a lack of arts programming is evident. These weekday shows make great field trips for school groups. And our weekends just got better!

Sponsored in part by Council Members Barry Grodenchik, Rory Lancman and Eric Ulrich

Arts on Stage, NY
Curriculum Based Theater Field Trips

Arts on Stage presents Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Arts on Stage presents School House Rock

Arts on Stage presents A Charlie Brown Christmas

Arts on Stage presents No Bullying

Reserve Now - Pay Later
For reservations call 718.266.0202 or email your reservation request
Shows begin at 10:00am and 11:45am
1 show = $9.00 all seats, 2 shows = $8.00 all seats, 3+ shows = $7 all seats

Arts On Stage makes learning fun. At an Arts On Stage show, the theater is converted into a learning laboratory deepening and enriching student learning. A combination of live adaptations of children’s literature, academic and rich cultural programs, enable real-life lessons in friendship, math, science and history. The titles of the shows below reflect the available programming. We are closely monitoring developments and phase-openings surrounding COVID-19, and will resume programming when we are able to fully accommodate the safety and well-being of our students.

  • Thunderbird-Native American Dancers
  • School House Rock
  • Charlotte's Web
  • An Anti-Bullying Rockin' Musical
  • Constitution and Voting for All
  • The Math Show
  • The Magic of Science
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Mistletunes
  • The Snow Queen
  • Did You Fill Your Bucket Today?
  • Holiday Tales
  • Black History Month-Afro-Brazil Music and Dancing
  • Let Freedom Ring
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Newton's Apple
  • I Have A Dream-Martin Luther King
  • Jabali African Acrobats
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Math+Science+Juggling=Fun!
  • Caps For Sale & Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • Peter Pan on Ice
  • Ellis Island
  • Doctor Seuss' Cat In The Hat
  • Chinese Acrobats
  • The Wizard of Oz (K-2 Grades)
  • Super Scientific Circus (K-2 Grades)
  • Butterfly, The Story of a Life Cycle (K-2 Grades)
  • Frog and Toad (K-2 Grades)
  • Capulli Mexican Dance
  • Beauty And The Beast
  • Dancing With The Kids Stars
  • Harlem Hoopsters
  • Edge of Magic & Illusion

The Paper Bag Players

The award-winning Paper Bag Players have been keeping it simple — and simply hilarious for 60 years!

For reservations visit the Paper Bag Players website opens in a new window or call 800-777-2247.
All shows begin at 10:30am, $8.00 all seats (every 20th ticket is FREE)! Grades pre-k through 3.

The award-winning Paperbag Players come to QPAC

The Paper Bag Players celebrate their 62nd season with a blend of classic sketches and hilarious new works. The family-friendly show is packed with whimsical stories, singalong songs, freewheeling dances, colorful painting, raucous audience participation, and the company's signature paper bag costumes and sets! It's a funny, friendly, and thrilling hour of theater — perfect for children pre-K through 3rdgrade, perfect for everyone!

“The Paper Bag Players have demonstrated a magical insight into what delights children (and tickles adults as well) with, amazingly, the simplest of materials.” —The New York Times 

The award-winning Paperbag Players come to QPAC

We are closely monitoring developments and phase-openings surrounding COVID-19, and will resume programming when we are able to fully accommodate the safety and well-being of our students.

Watch (and listen) how the excitement builds before one of our children’s performances at QPAC!