Field Trips

Performing Arts Day

Friday, November 1, 2019, 10am-4pm
Grades 7-12
UNH Paul Creative Arts Center
Admission is $14

Performing Arts Day is an excellent way for students to visit our program and experience life as a wildcat in a low pressure environment. PAD is a class field trip experience where students pick from a list of workshops with UNH Theatre & Dance Faculty and Students. The experience includes a performance of The Odyssey.  Students will also get a chance to tour the university and eat in our award-winning dining halls.  This is a great experience for drama clubs, theatre classes, school acting groups, and more... Teachers and Leaders can sign up to attend Performing Arts Day by reaching out to Jamie Clavet (
Cost of this field trip is only the cost to cover lunch. All workshops are free to attend.

Performing Arts Day Schedule:
  • Matinée performance of “The Odyssey” beginning at 10 am.

  • Post-Performance Lunch in UNH Dining Hall

  • Workshops from 1 pm-4 pm, Students will attend three different workshops in various areas of theatre (improv, technical theatre, dance, acting, voice, etc...)




Friday, November 1st, 2019, 10 am-noon (includes talk-back)
Grades 7-12
Johnson Theatre, UNH Paul Creative Arts Center
Admission is $3 (Show Only, Performing arts day is an add-on)

The Odyssey Graphic

A new dramatization of the oldest and greatest story of homecoming. When Odysseus went to war twenty years ago, his son was an infant and his wife was a vibrant, hopeful young woman. Now his son is a young man plagued by doubt, and his wife has endured years of loneliness and grief. Has war and the long terrible journey home changed him so much that he can no longer fit into his home? And has his home changed so much that it is no longer the haven he seeks? This is the complicated story of a complicated man: war hero and war criminal; adulterer and loving husband; absent father and cherished, good father. Odysseus meets many famous monsters on his journey, but is the worst monster the one he is carrying within himself?

This show is a perfect addition to any English or Drama curriculum. Study guides are available.




Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 10 am-noon
All Grades
Johnson Theatre
UNH Paul Creative Arts Center
Admission is $3

UNH Dance Co presents SPLASH, Graphic

The ocean is vast and full of creatures that are both beautiful and fearsome. From the largest of mammals to the smallest of fish, the beauty and wonder of the water remain mystery to behold. It may seem small, but the impact of throwing that piece of trash can last a lifetime. Two dancers discover together that impact when they go beneath the waves to swim with the turtles and amazing sea creatures. Along the way, they are followed by the frightening trash creatures created by the waste that humans leave behind. They experience first-hand the devastation that plastics and other waste have wrought on the fragile habitats that exist there. The Ballet and Jazz, Tap, Aerial companies come together to tell this dynamic and important story.

This is the perfect way to jumpstart a conversation about the environment and sustainability

Contact Jamie Clavet at or call 603-862-2150.

General Information
Information: (603) 862-2150 •
Reservation Contract: This contract is used For ALL on-campus field trips to the Department of Theatre & Dance. Drama Days and weekday matinees are for school groups only and offer discounts. School group reservations must be made in advance; no tickets at the door.
Campus Map & Parking Information

Box Office Procedure for School Groups

No printed tickets will be given to school groups who reserve seats. Reservation Contracts and Reservation Confirmations will be used. Seating is reserved first come-first served and is guaranteed, as seats allow, with payment, purchase order, or reservation contract. Because of fire codes and for safety of patrons, anyone attending (including teachers, bus drivers, chaperones, etc.) will need to reserve a seat. Disability parking, access, and wheelchair seating are available. When ordering seats, please let us know your needs so that our ushers can be on hand to assist with entry into accessible doorways, hallways, and elevator. Schools will be seated, as groups, toward the front of the theatre in the order of their arrival. The Theatre Lobby Box Office will be open the morning of the event from 9:00-10:30am to assist those with fully executed Reservation Contracts who still need to pay or submit Purchase Orders. Since all school matinee seats are reserved in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door the morning of the event.

Ordering Reserved Seats

Phone: You may order reserved seats over the phone at 603-862-0093 (M-F, 8am-5pm) and pay via Credit Card or Purchase Order. You will receive a Reservation Confirmation.

Mail: You may mail a check with your order. If mailing a check, please mail it no later than 10 working days prior to the event for the exact amount to: PCAC Ticket Office, 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824. Follow-up your order with a phone call to the Theatre & Dance Department at 603-862-0093 (M-F, 8am-5pm). You will receive a Reservation Confirmation.

Holding Seats: Those who wish to hold seats without payment will need to sign a Reservation Contract stating your intention and commitment to pay for the exact amount of seats reserved. No seats will be held until UNH receives the signed contract. Seats can only be guaranteed, if seating is available. After UNH receives your signed contract, we will sign it and the fully executed contract will be returned to you as your confirmation. If seating is full, you will be contacted. The Box Office will accept reservations without payment until 5 working days prior to the event. Reservation Contracts will hold seats up to the day of the event. Reservation Contracts may be obtained: via fax by calling 603-862-0093 (M-F, 8am-5:00pm). Signed contracts are due no later than 4pm, 5 working days prior to the event, via fax to 603-862-0298. The total money stated on the contract will be due before entering the theatre via cash, credit card, check, or Purchase Order.

Purchase Orders: If you are unable to pay via cash, check, or credit card prior to the event, then we will accept your school's official Purchase Order with your Reservation Contract for the exact amount of seats. Contracts are due no later than 5 working days prior to the event. Purchase Orders are due prior to the event, before entering the theatre. You may fax your Purchase Order to 603-862-0298. Follow-up your order with a phone call to 603-862-0093 (M-F, 8am-5pm). Your Purchase order must contain: exact number of seats reserved, exact cost, event date, event title, and your schools Accounts Payable contact and billing information. UNH will send an invoice referencing the purchase order number to your school's accounts payable office. Invoice terms are: payment due in full within 30 days of invoice receipt.

Cancellations: Cancellations received 15 working days prior to the event will void the Reservation Contract; if a reservation is cancelled fewer than 15 working days before the event, schools are responsible for paying the full contracted sum. Cancellations, as a result of unexpected school and/or UNH closings (such as for weather, fire, natural disasters), will also void the contract. These legitimate cancellations will result in refunds for money transactions, or an exchange for seats at an upcoming event, if seats allow.