For Middle School Students

JR. Edition For Middle School Students

The Lion King Experience is an immersive, project-based exploration of theater-making. This easy-to-use program has been developed to give you all the tools you need to introduce theater in the classroom free of charge. The rigorous 18-session curriculum for 6th-8th grade students explores the fundamentals of theater-making, including:

  • Acting
  • Design
  • Music
  • Playwriting
  • Choreography
  • Directing
  • Technical Theater
  • Stage Management
  • More


Each of the eighteen sessions launches with a video introducing the day's theme through backstage access and on-screen instruction. After a teacher-facilitated full class activity, students work in three groups - called Prides - to solve a creative challenge. The Prides share their work, reflect as a group, and learn from one another.

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Skills & Standards

Through The Lion King Experience, students develop and experiment with a variety of theatrical and 21st Century Skills. From acting and design, to creativity and collaboration, The Lion King Experience is a holistic arts-education that fulfills many educational standards, including some Common Core State Standards and the National Core Arts Standards.

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