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GALA house filled with children attending a performance


GALA provides quality educational and theatrical opportunities and arts engagement for students grades K-12. Students can engage with GALA arts programs through Paso Nuevo, Student Matinees, and GALita.

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Since 1980, GALita has produced bilingual children’s theater that inspire a sense of joy, discovery, pride, and identity in our community’s children ages 4 to 12. GALita presents new works and adaptations based on classic Latin American and Hispanic literature. 

To contact the Education Department, please email or call 202-750-0610.

Two Paso Nuevo students performing at GALA



Paso Nuevo is GALA's award-winning, free, year-round program offered to DC students between the ages of 14 and 19.


For the 2023-24 academic year, GALA offers in-person performances.

For elementary schoolers, we offer two shows through GALita, our bilingual program for young audiences. For middle and high schoolers, we offer three main stage productions and one Flamenco show. More information can be found here. 

Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for information about student matinees!


Teachers who reserve a student matinee receive one complimentary ticket to an evening or weekend performance of the show that corresponds to their student matinee reservation.

Student matinee must be paid in full prior to reserving the complimentary ticket.


GALA offers study guides in both English and Spanish for all educational student matinees, and can be found here. They are also offered in plain text upon request.

These study guides may be used for lesson plans, pre-show analysis, and more.


Proud sponsor of Paso Nuevo and GALA's education programs

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