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High school students visiting BTE's production of The Explorer's Club, 2017

Project Discovery

Project Discovery is BTE's comprehensive theatre education program with a simple yet powerful mission: make sure every student from every high school in the five counties surrounding Bloomsburg attends professional performances by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at least once a year free of charge.

The goals of Project Discovery are simple:

  • Support educators in meeting Pennsylvania art-education requirements
  • Ensure that by the time they graduate from high school, every student will have attended the live performance of a play at least three times
  • Help students acquire the well-rounded education essential for success in today‚Äôs world

Since 1994, thanks to the generous support of area businesses, corporations, and foundations, over 44,000 students have attended performances at Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

Schools Served by Project Discovery

Project Discovery schools are the high schools located in the five counties served by Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16: Columbia, Union, Northumberland, Snyder, and Montour.

  • Benton Sr High School
  • Berwick Area Sr. High School
  • Bloomsburg High School
  • Bloomsburg Christian School
  • Central Columbia High School
  • Danville Area High School
  • Lewisburg Area High School
  • Line Mountain Sr High School
  • Midd West High School
  • Mifflinburg Area High School
  • Millville Area Sr. High School
  • Milton Area High School
  • Mt. Carmel Area High School
  • Selinsgrove Area High School
  • Shamokin Area High School
  • Shikellamy High School
  • Southern Columbia Area High School
  • Warrior Run High School
  • Columbia Montour AVTS
  • Northumberland County Career + Technology Center
  • Columbia County Christian School
  • Watsontown Christian Academy
  • Meadowbrook Christian School
  • Northumberland Christian School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School
  • Sunbury Christian Academy
  • Watsontown Christian School
  • Home schoolers welcome

Project Discovery Status

Owing to restrictions imposed as the result of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Project Discovery is on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Project Discovery performances will resume when it is safe for BTE welcome young audiences back to the Alvina Krause Theatre.

How to Participate

Contact School Programs Director Paula Henry to book a performance for your school by email at or by phone at (570) 458-4075.

More Theatre Education

BTE Theatre School

The BTE Theatre School provides a wide range of classes for children of all ages that help develop creativity and confidence.

To learn more, visit the Theatre School page.

Theatre in the Classroom

The BTE Theatre in the Classroom (TIC) program presents original plays developed to meet educational goals of elementary educators.

To learn more, visit the TIC page.