Special Events

The Wheelock Family Theatre holds a variety of special events throughout the year—celebrating key holidays, important milestones and influential people. Check back often as we add new events, including those for our current season.

Upcoming Events

Open Our Doors Day

Wheelock Family Theatre

Open House Columbus Day 2015


Fenway Cultural District’s Opening Our Doors Day

Free Events on Monday October 12!


Free Backstage Tours: 9:00-10:00am.


As WFT prepares to open its season with a production of The Trumpet of the Swan, we invite you for a sneak peek into the world of the play and the work done by some amazing WFT artists. How do you turn an actor into an animal? How does a bird blow a horn? Can you take center stage or give center stage? Imagine the applause on these fun, informative tours!

Open Our Doors Day

Free Performance by WFT’s Story Troupers: 11:00-11:50am


WFT Story Troupers, directed by Grace Napier and Sophie Rich, is a select ensemble of teen actors who have toured libraries, camps, and daycare centers throughout the greater Boston area over the summer with their show, "The Perfect Guide to Perfect Manners". This amusing collection of stories was developed for young audiences from picture books, poems, music, and song. The comic performance about polite (and impolite) characters will run 45 minutes and includes Dinner at Alberta’s (by Russell Hoban), The Honest-to-Goodness Truth (by Patricia C. McKissack and Giselle Potter), Tissue, Please (by Lisa Kopelke), Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners (by Laurie Keller), How I Became a Pirate (By Melinda Long), Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh), Will Princess Isabel Ever Say Please? (by Steve Metzger) and Monster Manners (by Joanna Cole).

An Opening Our Doors Day celebration, WFT Story Troupers once again return to the stage to kick-off WFT’s 2015-2016 season, and our tradition of telling stories that enlighten, enhance, entertain, and educate!

Open Our Doors Day

Free Performance by Boston Lyric Opera: 1:00-1:45pm


WFT has a robust education partnership with Boston Lyric Opera (BLO)! Come and hear BLO artists in action with a family-friendly performance during WFT’s Opening Our Doors Day. Led by teaching artist and mezzo-soprano Heather Gallagher, BLO singers engage children and families in an interactive program of songs and selections that celebrate the power of singing and the magic of music.

Boston Lyric Opera and Wheelock Family Theatre have partnered to offer a collaborative series of drama and opera workshops during the school year for youth interested in developing their performance skills. These educational and fun events allow both organizations to combine their expertise and teach students how to project powerfully in the artistic disciplines; develop creative characters, authentic movements, and truthful emotions.

The event is free and all are welcome. Celebrate the rich history of Boston’s Fenway Cultural District and join us for a Columbus Day tradition!

  • The events are free!
  • Tours at 9am. Story Troupers at 11am. Boston Lyric Opera at 1pm.
  • Box Office: 617-879-2300; tickets@wheelock.edu
  • Website: www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org
  • Location: 180 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district
  • Parking: Discounted parking at MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue
  • MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel
  • Access: The Theatre is wheelchair accessible.

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For Our 2015-2016 Season

For general info, see our Box Office page.


Thank you so much, for yet another wonderful performance. And also for so much more than that. It's hard to express from a parent's perspective how much my son has grown these last few years. His life in the theatre - particularly, somehow, these two musical weeks you put on every summer - have given him strength and purpose and poise. We are so very grateful. 

- Eric

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