Connect & Learn with Ovations Offstage

Portland Ovations Offstage logo About Ovations Offstage

Ovations Offstage, affectionately called “O2” for short, is the air we all breathe: where we create magical, resonating moments through dynamic experiences that integrate the performing arts into everyday community life. Whether it’s an unexpected “art happening,” a workshop or masterclass with a visiting artist, a lively community discussion, a School-Time Performance or arts integrated learning classroom workshop, an artist meet and greet, a community panel discussion or a pre-performance lecture, Portland Ovations invites you to join us in exploring, supporting, and evolving our communities, our cultures, and our connections to the world in and through the performing arts.

“Thank you for supporting teachers. Your workshop on creating connections to classroom curriculum, Portland Ovation’s School-Time Performances, and integrated arts opportunities has invigorated my commitment and extended my ability to offer rigorous arts based instruction. I want to thank you for The First Friday Art Walk Reception, it was a precious gift to me. ”
—Michelle Amato, Local Educator

Enhancing performing arts education in Maine

Ovations Offstage events create opportunities for you and your students to connect more deeply with the performing arts. You’ll hear artists’ stories, learn their crafts, feel their passion, and watch them perform.

Take full advantage of our exciting opportunities for children, teens, adults, schools, and families to connect with the arts onstage and off, and to share powerful experiences together.

O2: the air we breathe.

O2 opportunities for performing arts education in Maine include:

School-Time Performances

NOW VIRTUAL – Energize and engage your students with the performing arts and artists through on demand videos. Experiences are aligned with Common Core standards and are supported by educator resources and learning guides.

Tickets may be purchased online by any public, private, or home school.


Ovation Offstage performing arts education in Maine: masterclasses

Masterclasses & Workshops

Work with and learn from the world’s greatest artists through our masterclasses. If you are interested in holding a masterclass at your school, please contact

Learn something new at an O2 workshop! From belly dancing to integrating the arts into your classroom curriculum, we have something for everyone.



Ovation Offstage performing arts education in Maine: lectures

Pre-Performance Lectures, Panels, & Special Events

Join us 1 hour before Main Stage performances (unless otherwise noted) for free talks, lectures, panels, activities, and demonstrations that contextualize and bring new meaning to the main event–and to community themes and topics relevant to it.


Thank you to our sponsors & funders


Find your next Ovations Offstage event right now!

For more information about our outreach offerings and performing arts education in Maine: