Presented at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall, SchoolTime offers programs that entertain, educate, and support the academic curriculum. For the past 25 years, the SchoolTime series has welcomed nearly 500,000 youth, teachers, and chaperones. Ticket and transportation subsidy is available for SchoolTime performances.

2022-23 SchoolTime Series

Ballet Hispánico

Dubbed "Performances for Young People," Mutual Dance Theatre's Ballet Hispánico will take audiences on a guided journey through Latinx dance and culture.

October 28 at 11:00 AM

Recommended grades: K-6

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Black Violin: Give Thanks Tour

The band’s Give Thanks Holiday Tour employs playful storytelling, whimsical string melodies, and hard-hitting beats to highlight the unifying pillars of the holiday season: Giving back to others and being wholeheartedly thankful.

November 14 at 11:00 AM (CANCELLED)

November 15 at 11:00 AM

Recommended grades: 2-12

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Hot Chocolate

Experience the magic, joy and absolute beauty of Hot Chocolate, Revolution Dance Theatre's completely original twist on the classical Nutcracker tale.

December 8 at 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM

December 9 at 10:15 AM

Recommended grades: K-8

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Mother Bat loves her baby, Stellaluna, with all her heart. But when an owl knocks Stellaluna out of her nest one night, she finds herself in Mama Bird’s nest with all her baby birds. This popular children’s story lifts up the powers of friendship and understanding.

February 8 at 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM

February 9 at 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM

Recommend grades: PreK-3

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Nate the Great, The Musical

Nate the Great is on the case! When Annie tells Nate that her new painting has gone missing, the world’s greatest boy detective sets out to solve the mystery. This fun-filled musical reminds us of the importance of friendship and opening our minds to new possibilities.

April 4 at 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM

April 5 at 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM

Recommend grades: K-3

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The Cincinnati Arts Association is saddened by the sudden loss of Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota translation “First to Rise”). Kevin was a cultural ambassador, Lakota flute player, and hoop dancer who was scheduled to be part of our 2022-23 arts education season. Our hearts and condolences go out to his family and community.  Learn more about this artist. (use one of the links below).