The Valentine is pleased to announce their fourth season of Valentine School Days an Educational Outreach Program. School Days replaced the loss of Lourdes University's Theater Vision programming in 2013. School Days will continue the rich tradition of presenting professional touring companies in educational theatre productions geared to school children for field trips during the school week.
Only adults chaperoning students are eligible to attend School Days performances.
To do our best to ensure all of our patrons get the most out of their School Days experience, we ask that you follow our house policies. These policies cover everything from seating to safety, as well as restricted items and performance etiquette. Before the show, please review these with your students and chaperones.
When students are unable to tell us their school name or teacher, school identifiers give us a quick and easy way to reunite them with their class or group.
Should a child become separated from his/her group, the table in the Historic Lobby is our rendezvous point.
We are looking forward to hosting a wonderful and exciting season with you and your class!
Reservations for all School Days performances will be processed throughthe Valentine Theatre.
To submit orders:
Orders for 14 or fewer seats for ALL Season 3 School Days events will be processed throughout the 2016-2017 school year.
These orders must be accompanied by FULL PAYMENT, via check, money order or credit card. Include an additional $1.00 per seat for each event for handling charges. For each event you will be sent via email an Invoice marked “Paid.
“Early Bird” reservations for group orders of 15 OR MORE SEATS for all Season 4 School Days events will be processed beginning in Oct. 2016. Email confirmation will be sent when orders are processed.
"Early Bird” reservations must be received by September 30, 2016. FULL PAYMENT, or a Purchase Order, for all “Early Bird” reservations is due no later than OCTOBER 14, 2016.
The “90% Rule”: If you do not anticipate using or paying for at least 90% of the number of “Early Bird” seats you reserve, please connect with us immediately to amend reservation. We cannot afford to turn away other groups by holding unneeded seats for you. Additional seats can generally be purchased. There is a strict no refund policy after OCTOBER 14, 2016
Group orders for 15 OR MORE SEATS will be accepted throughout School Year 2016-2017. For updated date and time availability, check valentinetheatre.com/schooldays.html.
A separate invoice for each reserved event will be emailed to you. Reserve only the number of seats you anticipate using; only minor changes will be considered in the number reflected on the invoice at time of payment. Call 419.242.3490 Ext. 20 before adding seats
Full payment for Season 4 reservations is due by the date indicated on the Invoice. School Days reserves the right to cancel reservations if either full payment or a Purchase Order is not received by the due date.
Busses will park around the perimeter of the theatre on St. Clair, Adams and Superior streets. Automobile parking arrangements have been made at the Superior Street Garage located one-half block from the main entrance on Superior Street and will cost $3.00 per car. Entry is in the 300 block of Superior Street or on St. Clair Street. Parking is also available at The Reu Lot directly accross from the Theatre's main entrance, pricing varies.
Please Note: The Superior Strret Garage will honor the $3 dollar charge for ninety minutes only! If you are over 90 minute, the charge is $5. Most all School Days presentations are 60 minutes in length, with no intermission.
For those of you requiring space to eat your bagged lunches, space is limited and must be arranged when making your reservations. Space reservations are on a first-come basis.
Daytime Performances: Cancellations accepted ONLY in the event of unforeseen school closings due to weather or all field trips cancelled by Board of Education. If cancellation is necessary you will have your choice of rescheduling or a full refund.
Policy for school delay or closings related to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
Please call us at (419) 242-3490 after 6:30 a.m. on the morning of your scheduled show date for updated information regarding weather delays, cancellations, etc., . (Since schools come from many districts to see our shows, there are many variables involved in making these decisions.) We will do everything possible to make ourselves available to answer all phone calls.
If a show is cancelled, we will make every effort to reschedule the production for another day. Please give us time to work out the details and we will contact you as soon as possible.
If your school (any system) is unable to attend a scheduled show due to delayed openings or closings you will have your option of rescheduling for another date, another show or having your monies refunded.
It is for these reasons that we ask for a teacher's phone number on our registration form. If the weather is questionable, we may have need to contact a teacher from your school the night before or the morning of a scheduled program. The phone number will be used in emergency situations only.
We pride ourselves in working with each individual school and teacher to meet their needs. It is never our intention to take your money for a show you don’t get to see. We understand that sometimes “things happen.” However, you must also understand that we are a non-profit organization and must have your presence if the show is to go on.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio law, the producer of the performance, as the renter of the Valentine Theater, has agreed to provide services for the visually impaired and hearing impaired, if requested by patrons. We recommend you notify the Valentine Theatre of the need for an audio describer or sign language interpreter, or any other assistive service, at the time you place your ticket order, at the latest, since these services can take a significant amount of time to arrange. The Valentine Theater will notify the renter of the theater of the request, which bears sole responsibility for providing these services. The Valentine Theatre is also wheelchair accessible.