Next Gen Event Logistics

Arrival Time

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the show

Show Duration

One hour

Lesson Plans

Please visit our website to download the lesson plan for your event. Lessons align with the Common Core Standards and include all worksheets and resource links. Feel free to modify to fit your instructional needs. Students will not need to bring anything. Please leave backpacks at school or on the bus.

Parking / Bus Drop-off

Cars may park in the main theater parking lot or along the north side of the building. Please be careful walking to the venue as busses will be dropping off in that area.

School busses – please see bus diagram for flow, drop-off, and parking info

Entrance Doors

Main or south entrance (closest to parking lot)

Chaperone To Student Ratio

For schools, 1 chaperone per 20 students. For homeschool families, 1 chaperone for your group. We will make every effort to accommodate additional chaperones. Student safety is our number one priority.

Seat location

GLCFA volunteers will meet you at the door and escort your group to your seats. If seated in the upper-level boxes, one adult must be present in each box (GLCFA volunteers will assist with this also). See the venue seat map on our website


Main and upper floors, just past elevator Please encourage students to use the restroom at school prior to the event

GLCFA requests

  • No food, beverage, gum or candy
  • Please keep feet off the seats


Schools will be dismissed by group – please wait until your school is called.


Permission to take pictures will be announced from the stage at the start of the show as it depends on the artists’ contracts.

Next Gen events are offered to schools and students at no cost thanks to generous donors, event sponsors, and grants. Photographs and videos of students participating in Next Gen events (anywhere on the GLCFA premises) are integral to conveying the program's value to continue inspiring support. Next Gen is sensitive to the privacy needs and desires of students and their families. Unless otherwise made aware by educators and/or chaperones, the GLCFA will use house photography/videography of students at and in association with Next Gen events, as needed, for educational and promotional purposes and grant proposals and reports.

If helpful, Next Gen has provided a downloadable Denied Photo Consent Form for distribution and use if your school does not already utilize one.

Denied Photo Consent Form


Rachel Sytsma-Reed Headshot


Please contact:

Rachel Sytsma-Reed
Next Gen Program Coordinator