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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.


Through 2020-2021 school year, all educational programs will be offered online. Reserve here.

Stay tuned for announcements regarding the resumption of in-person performances.

To contact the education department, please email or call 202-750-0610

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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 reserve and/or for more information, click here

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GALita presents: Sole Biblioteca Rodante

A Leyendo con GALita read-aloud plus an arts and crafts component in Spanish.

Register here!


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El perro del hortelano

(The Dog in the Manger) 


By Lope de Vega

Commissioned Adaptation by

Paco Gámez

Directed by José Zayas

XVI Fuego Flamenco Festival: ÍNTIMO 


Co-directed and performed by Edwin Aparicio and Omayra Amaya

Co-musical Direction by Roberto Castellón and Ricardo Marlow

Tía Julia y el escribidor

(Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) 


A play by Caridad Svich

Based on the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)

Directed by José Zayas


Whether you are a student, teacher, or parent, these free educational resources will improve Spanish vocabulary and Latin-American, Indigenous, and Spanish cultural understanding. 


Leyendo con GALita is a series of read-aloud videos of popular Spanish children's books. Feel free to use the books in your lessons, or as a family activity! To register for the final installment of Leyendo Con GALita offering for the Spring, click here

Available through June 30, 2021.


GALA offers study guides in both English and Spanish for all educational programming for the season, and can be found here. They are also offered in plain text on request for accessibility purposes. 

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