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GALA provides access to a high-quality theater education experience in a bilingual environment where students and teachers can connect and learn more about the diversity of Latin-American and Hispanic arts and cultures. Through student matinees, GALA strives to share the excitement of the theatre, introduce cultural heritage, enrich knowledge of Latino/a/x culture, and inspire the next generation of theatre makers, theatre-goers, and artists.


  • All student matinees are on weekdays at 10:30 am.

  • Main Stage matinees are curated for middle and high school students (Please see show details for age appropriateness). Cost: $15 each.

  • GALita matinees are curated for elementary school students. Cost: $10 each.

  • For every 20 students, you get one free educator ticket

  • Bilingual study guides contain information on the play, synopsis, themes, history, supplemental materials, and more.

  • Programs are designed to be aligned with Common Core ELA standards and with DCPS Arts Standards.

  • Students engage in a post-performance discussion centered on the students' viewing experience.

  • Teachers can receive one complimentary ticket to a public performance. For more information about complimentary tickets and reservations, please read our Policies and Procedures.


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For ages 5-12

Step into Picasso's colorful world, where art and cherished memories intertwine-- from family to bullfights, circus, and the stage. “Central to the play,” states playwright Cornelia Cody, “is Picasso’s feelings and thoughts concerning children and childhood.”

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For ages 5-12

Join the lively misadventures of the gentleman from La Mancha and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza. A sequel to two previous productions commissioned by GALA, this play brims with music, laughter, daring rescues, unconventional challenges, and hilariously mistaken identities.

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In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

In a world of forbidden love, a devout priest and a captivating Havana pianist from his parish form an alluring connection. Will they choose faith or succumb to their desires?

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In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

García catapults Chekhov's "Three Sisters" forward to 1985 Miami, where three sisters and a brother recently arrived from Cuba navigate a treacherous landscape while clinging to memories of their beloved homeland. Can the Palacios siblings pull together as a family without sacrificing their values?


For children and youth ages 5 and up

Sara Jerez and Richard Marlowe lead an interactive performance with castanets, fans, and zapateo demonstrations for students.


In Spanish with English surtitles

For ages 13 and up

In this dark musical comedy, historical intrigue meets spine-chilling entertainment... Experience the intense love between Eva Perón and the working class and Evita's mesmerizing power as Argentina's most iconic figure.

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