Last year, almost 5,000 students and teachers attended School-Time Performances, bringing us to more than 160,000 in attendance since we started this series of arts-in-education events. This season we offer grades preK through 12 fourteen events on School-Time, as well as some wonderful learning opportunities available on our Tuesdays With Stories, Club28 and TinyTots (2+) series. We are very proud to offer what we consider to be top quality educational field trips. We hope that you see them in the same way and that you and your students will be joining in this year.
If you have done this before, you know that reserving a live educational experience for your students is easy. You can call 908.725.3420 or download an order form online here.
Times in bold red and marked by * will be offered in a sensory-friendly environment. The sensory-friendly performance is designed especially for children with autism or related conditions who experience heightened sensory sensitivity, providing a safe and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Seating is general admission, allowing families to choose a comfortable spacing.
Families who have not been to The Theatre at RVCC before are invited to stop by and visit the theatre space and explore the seating areas two hours before the show. They also may visit in advance by making an appointment.

For groups
Tickets are $8 for 15 or more students and adults
(unless otherwise noted).

Tickets are $10 for fewer than 15 students and adults.

One ticket is provided free for a chaperone out of each 15 tickets purchased. No deposit is required. Payment is due 4 weeks prior to your show date.

Make your reservation now and, in September, when you know your enrollment, contact us to adjust your numbers if necessary.
The Theatre is fully accessible. If anyone in your party will need special assistance or consideration, either in being seated, or unloading from the bus or car, we ask that you notify us when making your reservation. In the absence of such notification, the theatre cannot guarantee such accommodation.
Shortly after you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation. Please take the time to verify the information on your confirmation. Call 908.725.3420 immediately if there appears to be any discrepancy.
You will receive a bill for your reservation about 6 weeks prior to performance. Payment (by credit card, single check or money order only) is due 4 weeks prior to performance. The ticket count on the date of payment is final and all payments are, at that time, non-refundable. Upon receipt of your payment, an admission slip will be issued. Tickets remaining unpaid on the due date will be made available to schools on our waiting list.
See you at the theatre!

For further information, or to make a reservation, call 908.725.3420 or email

Mail to: 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Visit: 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

March to Freedom March to Freedom
February 1-28, 2018: Ongoing Photo Exhibition
Grades: 5+

FREE Reservation Required
In honor of Black History Month, March to Freedom is a photo exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-Montgomery marches and the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act. This traveling exhibit features rare images from the collections of UT Austin’s Briscoe Center for American History, and select photos from the April 2014 Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library. March to Freedom follows a determined and undaunted group of marchers, both black and white, as they try on three different occasions to take their cause to Montgomery and the steps of the Alabama Statehouse.
Freedom Riders Mad River Theatre Company
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10AM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

In 1961, black and white Americans decided to travel together on buses that crossed segregated state lines. This new play, with original songs and music, explores the courageous personalities behind one of the most critical chapters in the history of the Civil Rights movement. Freedom Riders demonstrates the importance of working together to effect change and specifically how non-violent protests were used to focus attention on the cruelties of segregation.
The Gruffalo The Gruffalo
Tall Stories
Mon., February 26, 2018 at 10AM & 12:30PM
Grades: Pre-K+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Call Mr. Robeson Call Mr. Robeson
Tayo Aluko
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 1PM
Grades: 8+ • LENGTH: 85 min.

Paul Robeson is a world-famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner. When he gets too radical and outspoken for the establishment’s liking, he is branded a traitor to his country, is harassed, and is denied opportunities to perform or travel. This roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable life highlights his pioneering and heroic political activism. It features some famous songs (including a dramatic rendition of “Ol’ Man River”), speeches, and a spectacularly defiant testimony to the Senate House Un-American Activities Committee. One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Fiesta Flamenco Fiesta Flamenco
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
Mon., March 5, 2018 at 10AM
Grades: 4+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

This dynamic program highlights the universal language of dance, with the rhythms and emotions of Flamenco, a dance style originating in Southern Spain. The company brings to life the essence of the different cultures -- Gypsy, North African, Arabic and Judaic—that influenced the art form of Flamenco. Performing in friendly competition, the artists show their unique styles in how they move their arms, create rhythm with their feet, or display emotion. Accompanied by guitarra (guitar) and cante (song), the dancers add to the music with castanets and hand claps.
Shh! We have a plan Shh! We Have a Plan
Cahoots NI
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10AM &
Grades: Pre-K+ • LENGTH: 45 min.

Follow the delightful and surprising journey of a family adventuring in the woods. When they see a beautiful bird perched high in a tree, each of these three madcap characters have a plan to capture it! The quest soon becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! We follow the characters’ exploits, meet an elusive and magical birdie, and discover that treating nature with respect—and perhaps freedom and kindness—are more important than getting what you want. This nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry is based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name.
Hup Hup
Thu., March 15, 2018 at 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Fri., March 16 at 10:30AM & 2:30PM
Ages: 0 - 24 months • LENGTH: 30 min.
+ 15 min. Stay & Play

Discover two violins, one cello, one inquisitive raccoon and the story of a very important tree in this enchanting, multi-sensory classical music experience for babies and toddlers age 0 – 24 months and their grown ups. Hup is a relaxed, comfortable and intimate performance with the chance to stay and play afterwards.Tickets $10; limited seating.
Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia
Fri., March 23, 2018 at 10AM & 12:30PM
Grades: PreK+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

Adapted from Margaret Wise Brown’s 60-year-old classic, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from his loving mom. Both stage adaptations feature endearing animal puppets and stunning scenic effects based on Clement Hurd’s iconic illustrations, along with evocative musical accompaniment to recreate these timeless tales.
Olive & Pearl Olive & Pearl
Mon., April 9, 2018 at 10AM, 1:30 & 4PM
Ages 2-5 • LENGTH: 45 min.

Olive & Pearl is the story of a young girl, Olive, who is being raised by her loving Granny, Pearl. Intimately staged, audiences sit within Olive and Pearl’s home, a dome of soft felts, crocheted squares, and colorful fabrics. Throughout their day, the characters play, sing songs, dance, and take an imaginary journey to the moon. Magical, visual, stimulating, and oftentimes funny, this magical tale—told through puppetry, theater, dance and live music—takes the youngest theatre-goers on a sensory journey filled with wonder, surprise, and delight. Tickets $10; limited seating.
The Young King The Young King
Mon., April 16, 2018 at 10AM & 12:30PM
Grades: 3+ • LENGTH: 50 min.

What kind of King would you be? A naïve boy raised by goatherds turns out to be the heir to the kingdom. Untold treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others? The Young King is a coming of age story that grapples with the ethics of beauty, leadership and compassion. The achingly beautiful language of Oscar Wilde joins the intimate and magical world of internationally-acclaimed theatre company Slingsby as we journey to faraway lands replete with rich rewards and challenging choices. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Air Play Air Play
Fri., April 20, 2018 at 10AM
Grades: 2+ • LENGTH: 60 min.

Air Play is a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal land of air, transforming the ordinary into objects of uncommon beauty. Fabrics dance in the wind, balloons have a mind of their own, confetti turns into the night sky, and an enormous canopy of hovering silk forever alters their future. With visual images seemingly sewn from the sky, this poetic ode to childhood will enchant and electrify the young, as well as the young at heart.
Magnet Theatre
Wed., May 9 at 2:30 & 4PM
Thurs., May 10 at 10AM & 12PM
Ages 2+ • Length: 35 min.

is new indigenous South African theatre especially created for little ones from 2 - 5 years old. Young audiences sing along with performers as they explore the creative possibilities of forest wood – asking what it can do and what we can do with it. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Farfalle Farfalle
Compagnia TPO
Mon., May 14, 2018 at 9 & 10:30AM & 2PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 9 & 10:30AM & 2PM
Age: 4+ • LENGTH: 50 min.

Visual theatre of the senses, Farfalle is an immersive experience that creates an innovative, magical relationship between children and performers. Wondrous, other-worldly “sensory gardens” take audiences on a magnificent interactive journey through the story of a butterfly’s life cycle. The audience is invited to interact with these beautiful creatures to visit a cocoon or rest on a flower. Italy’s Compagnia TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages, melding astonishing digital imagery with multi-disciplinary performance techniques. Tickets $10; limited seating.
Follow Us On Twitter
Like Us On Facebook


The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Box Office: M-F, 11-4, 908.725.3420

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
P.O. Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876-1265 (908) 218-8867
Email questions and comments to: (