Open a Door to the World of Dance, Music and Theater - Make the McCallum Theatre
a Destination for your Students

With the Field Trip Series the Institute offers high quality performances in music, dance, and theatre to the youth of the region. The Series is based on the premise that the arts are important and necessary to the learning process and provide students with unique possibilities for growth and development. It is our hope that educators take advantage of the Institute’s Learning Links to connect McCallum performance experiences with the core curriculum in ways that meaningfully support student learning.

Performances are offered at no cost to schools and students thanks to generous underwriting from individual donors, foundations and municipalities.

Funding for the Field Trip Series is provided in part by The H.N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation, City of Palm Desert, City of Rancho Mirage, Newman’s Own, Palm Springs Friends of Philharmonic and Variety The Children’s Charity of the Desert/Tent #66 . Click here for a complete listing of donors.

Registration for the 2014-15 Field Trip Series begins in August 2014. Check back here for the specific “on-sale” date or you can also email Michael Flannigan at and request to be added to the Field Trip Series distribution list, so that upcoming details can be conveniently delivered directly to your in-box!

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To reserve seats for a performance, you must use the Attendance Form. Please print this form and use a separate form for each performance that you’d like to attend. Coordinate your group’s attendance with other educators at your school site. Completed forms can be scanned & e-mailed, faxed or mailed to Michael Flannigan (contact information listed below under the heading Booking Information).

Seating is arranged on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you make your reservations early as we cannot guarantee availability. It is also advised that you secure transportation prior to submitting the attendance form. Teachers/schools are responsible for arranging and paying for transportation to and from the Theatre.

Upon receipt of your Attendance Form(s), we will e-mail a confirmation to the Group’s contact person regarding the status of your request. If you do not receive a confirmation within 30 days of submitting your Attendance Form(s), please contact Michael Flannigan. Please DO NOT assume that forms have been received.

Please confirm your attendance and total number of people attending at least 7 days prior to each performance.

Tickets are not issued for FTS performances. Upon arrival at the McCallum Theatre, your group will be seated in a pre-determined section by the McCallum Theatre usher staff.

We strongly suggest a review of theatre etiquette with students prior to performances.

The Field Trip Series is subject to change at any time. Updates will be posted.
The Learning Link study guide materials for the 2014-2015 season will be updated beginning in August 2014.
  The files above are in PDF format. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed, you can get it here.
Michael Flannigan
Phone: (760) 346-6505, Ext. 143
Fax: (760) 776-6197

McCallum Theatre Institute
73000 Fred Waring Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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