Virtual Field Trips


Each Virtual Field Trip will include:
• Tour of the Poway Center for Performing Arts
• Pre-Recorded Performance
• VAPA Extension Activities


Available in English and Spanish



FREE to San Diego County schools*
For schools outside of San Diego County, the following fees apply:
$25 – Single Class Access
$100 – Full School Access

* All San Diego Area Schools are eligible for grant-funded scholarships for FREE Access to our Virtual Field Trip Programs.

2022/23 Virtual Field Trips:

The Nutcracker with SCB

GRADES 1 – 5
Dec. 1, 2022 – January 15,  2023
Available in English and Spanish

Southern California Ballet will perform narrated show excerpts of “The Nutcracker”, and provide extension activities in movement, pantomime and costume design.  Activities include Nutcracker Time Machine, World Tour through the Land of Sweets, and a Tour of Tutu Terry’s workshop.

In-person Add-on: The Nutcracker – Stage to Classroom (available in San Diego County only) 

Live on the PCPA Stage Dec. 16-18, 2022

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Celebrate Black History Month:

NORTH: The Musical

GRADES 4 – 8
February  1 – March 31, 2023


Written by Ashli St. Armant (Jazzy Ash), NORTH follows the journey of Lawrence, a teenage boy and Minnie, his young mother, as they escape the Deep South and travel North through the Underground Railroad to seek their freedom.

In-person Add-on: African Rhythm and Drumming Workshop (available in San Diego County only)

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Sewam American Indian Dance

GRADES 2 – 6
April 12 – May 26, 2023


Sewam  Dance brings music, arts, and culture of Native American dance to audiences around the world. Specializing in the dances of the United States Plains Indians, Sewam Dance has performed across the country and internationally, inspiring audiences and sharing the power and beauty of Native American people.

In-person Add-on: California Indian Storyteller Assembly (available in San Diego County only) 

Live on the PCPA Stage March 26-27, 2023

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Featuring the PUSD Music Program

Introduction to Instruments

GRADES 4 – 5
April 4 – May 27,  2023
Available in English and Spanish


Band performances and demonstrations by local middle and high school students, enhancement activities, interactive games and more. The perfect way to introduce your students to a school band program.

Sponsored by:      

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Missoula Children’s Theatre featuring Poway OnStage Youth Theatre


May 1 – June 4,  2023
Available in English and Spanish

Weave straw into gold with this magical adventure.  Includes an Introduction to MCT, history of Musical Theatre and workshop videos.

Live on the PCPA Stage March 11, 2023

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Previous Virtual Field Trips:


Sonia and the Okee Dokee BrosCelebrate Hispanic Heritage Month:

Somos Amigos

GRADES 1 – 5
September 15 – October 15,  2022
Available in English and Spanish

Sonia De Los Santos and The Okee Dokee Brothers present a bilingual program with songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrate the collective power of singing together with a common vision of peace and understanding. Includes Hispanic Folktale theater workshop video and visual art lesson on Frida Kahlo.

In-person Add-on: Latin Rhythms and Drumming Workshop (available in San Diego County only)

Explore Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons

Catapult Shadow Dance Company

GRADES 2 – 7
October 1 – November 30,  2022
Available in English and Spanish


Experience the magic of CATAPULT Shadow Dance Company as they tell visual stories inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.  You will be inspired by music, movement, light and shadows. Includes shadow shape tutorial videos and a 4 seasons Art lesson.

In-person Add-on: Creating Shadow Stories Workshop (available in San Diego County only)

Virtual Field Trip FAQ’s

Q:  What is the specific day/time of the field trip? Is there any live content?

A:    Everything is pre-recorded, to provide maximum flexibility and equitable accessibility across learning platforms.  It is all securely hosted on a password protected section of our website and is available for a three-to six-week period.  You can assign it whenever it fits best for your students.

Q:  Can the lesson be done over multiple sessions, or is the link/password limited to a single use?

A:  The link and password will work any time and as many times during the Field Trip access period.

Q:  Does the field trip need to be given as an independent student activity or can I Zoom my kids through it all together?

A: We want you to use the materials in the format that works best for your students. We do ask that you have your students individually complete the pre- and post- forms. They give us valuable data for our grant reports and the exit worksheet also asks questions that help complete some of the VAPA standards. If your students are working through the field trip on their own device, these elements are embedded. If you plan to Zoom your kids through the field trip together, we will provide direct links to the surveys so you can assign them separately.

Q:  Once I have the link, is it ok to preview the field trip so that I can best prepare my students and families for the activities?

A:  Yes, please explore the content and figure out what works best for your class!  The “map” is provided at the beginning of the Field Trip to help students navigate if you assign activities over multiple classes.

Q: Is my class limited to just one Virtual Field Trip, or can we attend multiple trips?

A:  You are welcome to sign-up for all the trips that are appropriate for your grade level. (And thank you for your interest in sharing the arts with your students!)

Q:  My class grade level is above/below the recommended span of the Field Trip, can we still attend?

A:  The grade level spans are set with input from the artists as well as VAPA standards for each grade level.  If you are ONE grade above or below the recommended level, it will probably still be appropriate.  Please keep in mind that younger students may need additional guidance with some of the activities and navigating the platform and older students may not have their VAPA standards fully met with the program.  If you do sign-up, we encourage you to navigate through the trip prior to assigning it to your students in order to figure out how you may need to supplement or adapt it for your students.

For more information or for ticketing requests, please contact Denise Flynn at (858) 668-4796 or


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