The Audience-oriented Area of the Grand National Theater was implemented in 2018 thanks to the experience gained in the Audience Training Program (2012-2018), the first audience development program in the country and in the public sector.
The purpose of this area is to generate connections between the citizens and the shows offered in different theater locations, through programs and services. Each spectator is encouraged to attend the activities of the Grand National Theater (GTN), in an environment where all perceptions and opinions are valuable, and where learning takes place through meeting and talking to others.
The area is structured as follows:
Education Department, with two programs: Audience Training Program and the Young Critics Club.
Community Department, with four programs: Large Audiences, Senior Citizen Program, 'Stage' Families, GTN Without Limits, addressed to people with disabilities and GTN Neighbors.
Audience Training Program (2019)
* 356 guided visits
* 22 educational shows in the GTN
* 12 educational shows in schools
* 145 participating educational institutions
* 29,801 school children and adolescents
* 1,909 teachers
* 16 talks and training workshops for teachers
Young Critics Club (2019)
* 41 journalistic chronicles
* 23 interviews with artists and cast directors
* 23 show photo galleries
Large Audiences (2019)
* Over 1,100 participating senior citizens
* 53 educational concerts, body expression workshops and guided tours
'Stage' Families (2019)
* 3,800 attendees
* 314 workshops and guided tours
GTN Neighbors (2019)
* 330 participating neighbors
* 8 workshops and educational concerts
GTN Without Limits (2019)
* Shows and relaxed activities
* Round tables, talks and workshops
Approximately USD 281,782.30 per year
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British Council (2015-2020)
Cultural Center of Spain (2017)
National University of San Marcos (UNMSM)
Senior citizen programs, CIAM, CAM
Municipality of San Borja
Private Educational Institutions
Public Educational Institutions
The activities of the Audience Training Program have a positive impact on school children and adolescents, and teachers. On the one hand, they awaken interest in the consumption of performing arts and motivate them to research and practice the arts in their school environment. Likewise, teachers feel their management is more valued, as it is a program that meets their needs and gives them training in the use of pedagogical material. We gathered this information in the round table on the results of the use of pedagogical material for the educational shows, conducted on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the GTN.
Based on the results, we think that there is a change in the adolescents' perception on the performing arts and the professions emerging from it, as well as that theater is an art that helps them reflect and obtain a critical take on life and on the social problems that afflict them.