The REP offers education programming for theatre lovers of all ages. Our Project Discovery Student play series hosts over 1,000 students from underserved schools. Our signature Surround Events provide over 70 free pre-show events at the Lyceum for people of all ages. Our Fellowship program supports 15 young theatre professionals in a nine-month intensive professional theatre
work experience program.
The REP recruits 15 college and professional level artisans, who have chosen the theatre for a career, to receive hands-on experience and training in scenery construction, costume design and construction, lighting design, sound design, stage management, and properties for nine months each year.
Surround Events -every production hosts free pre-and post-show events free and open to the public, that play off themes from the show, highlight artists and initiate conversation. We annually facilitate 65 Surround Events and 12 gallery shows that serve 1700 people with free access to San Diego art and culture.
Program provides curriculum and access to live theatre for at least 1000 students throughout San Diego County with an emphasis on underserved and hard-to-reach audiences. Teachers and students receive study guides meeting California Department of Education's Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards.
Internships are available in all departments by request. Internships are on an as-needed basis and are offered annually. These internships are unpaid and typically last 3 months.
“Interning at San Diego REP was an invaluable experience for assisting with literary management duties. From researching material, creating study guides, and commenting on cold submitted plays, the work was always practical and engaging." -Erica Paulson (former intern)
“At any one time, the REP has several young interns working in their Development, Marketing, Production, and Artistic departments. When I approached the REP for an internship, they designed a cross-departmental experience that would be most fulfilling for me. This personalized touch indicated a care and hospitality at the REP's core. It has been my pleasure and good fortune to work here—a fantastic introduction to professional theatre.” -Kayla Cohen (former intern)
“As Literary Intern, I honed valuable skills in writing and research that I continue to utilize in my future experiences. This internship prepared me for subsequent work with The Old Globe and also the San Diego REP as Assistant Director on My Manana Comes.” –Zane Alcorn (former intern)