2024-2025 School Shows

The Walker Center School Events program provides local students the opportunity to experience live theater. It is our hope that this experience enhances students’ education and inspires a lifelong love of the arts.

The objective of the School Events program is to combine entertainment with education. Each show is designed to augment the school curriculum. Study guides for each performance are available for area educators to use prior to the performance. Teachers may utilize the study guides to complement instruction and prepare students for attending the performance.

Please note: These shows have been booked for student audiences and are not open to the general public.

Outer Space Adventures (Grades 4 & 5)

Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Dino Lights (Grades 2 & 3)

Wednesday, October 2, 2024
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Big Bubble Bonanza (Grades K & 1)

Tuesday, November 19, 2024
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Goodnight Moon (Grades K & 1)

Tuesday, February 11, 2025
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Backtrack Vocals (Grades 4 & 5)

Tuesday, March 4, 2025
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Grades 2 & 3)

Wednesday, April 2, 2025
Start times: 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

MerleFest School Day

Friday, April 25, 2025

Additional Information

  • School Show Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • All seats are $5.35. Prices include 7% NC entertainment taxes. Any chaperones and parents must be included in the total and charged $5.35.
  • Reservations begin on August 21st at noon.
  • Teachers should direct their reservation requests to their principals for approval. Contact the following after requests have been approved and for any needed changes:
  • Although recommended grade levels are listed, these performances are age appropriate for multi-grade ranges.
  • An estimated number of seats may be reserved until the final ticket count deadline. The final total number attending must be confirmed two weeks prior to the show. Once the final count is confirmed, no seats may be cancelled.
  • Payment is to be made on the day of performance for the confirmed number. All sales are final. Checks should be made payable to Wilkes Community College. Cash or check only. No credit cards, please.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities. Please make your special needs request two weeks in advance of the event.
  • Teachers are encouraged to use the study guide provided from our website at walkercenteronline.org/school-shows to enhance the learning experience for students.
  • All shows last approximately 50-60 minutes.
  • Buses should arrive no sooner than 45 minutes prior to the show and enter from the Meadowview Drive entrance off Hwy 268 West. Buses will be assisted with unloading and will exit in the order they arrive unless special arrangements have been made.
  • As seating is limited, students will be counted and directed to seats by volunteer ushers.
  • Students may go to rest rooms after being seated.
  • We REQUIRE that students be adequately supervised. A teacher or chaperone must always remain with his/her students.
  • Schools are responsible for any damage incurred by their students. The cost of seat damage is $100 per seat.
  • Chewing gum, cameras, cell phones, recording devices, food, and drink are not allowed in the auditorium during school show performances.
  • In the event of inclement weather, it may be necessary to cancel shows. Every effort will be made to notify schools in advance. Shows will be rescheduled if possible.
  • MerleFest School Day Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • The number of chaperones and teachers allowed for MerleFest School Day is limited.