Act!vated Story Theatre of L'Eau Theque Productions have been bringing literature based productions to schools, libraries, theatres, museums, bookstores, and other places where children and their families gather, since 1988.

Act!vated Story Theatre promotes reading, folk tales, performing arts, and families learning and having fun together!

  • Recommended for pre-K to Middle School and family audiences (ages 2 to 102)
  • Running Time: approximately 45 minutes
  • No Travel Fees Save on travel expenses when you book a show when we are touring in your area. Sign up for our newsletter for block booking discount notices.
  • No Busing. We bring the show to you.

Family Nights and After-School Programs too!

Shows for assembly programs are designed to help schools surpass core curriculum standards in Fine Arts, English and History. Study guides are available for teachers.

Standard Rates

Rates are based on the number of people attending. Recommended audience size is 250. Larger audiences restrict participation, limit visibility, and impair hearing at the back of the auditorium. Rates apply to shows scheduled at one location on one day. Please add $35 to any public shows restricting CD sales(including Family Night programs at schools).

Our rates are lower because we've eliminated the middleman / booking agent who mark up your costs (and make matters confusing). You deal directly with the Act!vated Actors when you call to book or ask any questions.

Multicultural Folktale Theatre (Main Stage Show):

Two professional performers plus your students in the cast, large book set, props and costumes. 45 minutes

  • One Show: $485 (up to 250 people)
  • Two Shows: $795 / $397 each (up to 500 people)
  • Three Shows: $995 / $332 each (up to 750 people)

Performance Space: approximately 12'x12' , must be indoors.

Current stories available


SAVE $$ We offer 10% off for block bookings. Community groups (IE two schools, a school and a library) are encouraged to schedule together to take advantage of block booking rates. Different stories can be presented at each site, so the audience will not see the same show if they decide to come to both.

  • Weekly Rate: $3,350 includes up to 10 shows at multiple locations.

TRAVEL FEES WAIVED if you book when we are touring your general area. Travel Fees apply for shows not booked during planned during pre-determined tour dates. Travel fees include air and ground transportation, meals and lodging for two.

Send a Booking Request or call
(800) 429-6576 for more information.


"I loved the show and my children did too! I loved the use of imagination with the props. My children were full of laughs and really engaged." ~Kim, Teacher, McHarg Elementary, Radford, VA


We don't just tell stories -
Performing with hat wearing stick figures
we act!vate them

Artist-in-Residencies for Schools

Includes shows for the entire student body plus workshops to fill out the school day.

  • One Day $1,145
  • Two Days $1,720 ($860 per day)
  • One Week $4,125 ($825 per day)
  • From Page to Stage Residency
    $4,890 / $815 per day (includes 6 days, after-school workshops and Family Night)

Add $250 to include Family Night

About Artist-in-Residencies


Extend the learning experience with our hands-on, minds-on workshops. Workshops are 30-45 minutes long, for up to 30 participants per session.

  • Workshop in conjunction with show $54
  • Stand-Alone Workshop -without a show $175 (limited availability)

List of available workshops

Shows may be scheduled at different locations, and different groups may split the fees. Discounts for group block bookings. Up to four shows may be scheduled in one day at a maximum of three different locations. Please check the tour schedule for other shows scheduled in your general area.

In addition to school assemblies and library reading programs, the shows are well suited for theatres, museums, after school programs, scouts, hospitals, daycares and any indoor location where children and their families gather.

Shows may be scheduled at night and on weekends.

Promotional materials are included for all shows open to the public. Study Guides are provided.

"Thank you for doing those two plays. I appreciate how you use hand signs so people that can't hear can see the play." ~Aaric, 3rd grade student, Floyd Elementary, Floyd, VA


Typical Tour Circuit

Act!vated Story Theatre brings shows to students all over the United States and beyond. During the summer months the typical tour circuit takes the show from the West Coast (early June); to the MidWest (mid to late June/early July); to the East Coast (July/August). In the fall we perform at schools and libraries in all of the states along Northeastern Seaboard. In early November we start heading south towards South Carolina - performing as we go. In January Florida becomes basecamp. In late February/early March we dash west dropping in and performing at all of the venues we can in states lying along our path. By late March/early April we perform along the entire West Coast. Then (deep breath) in May we do a bit of performing while we rehearse new shows and start the process all over again.

funding available

Funding may be available

We make every reasonable effort to work with your budget and have successfully applied for several grants. Please check our funding guidelines and send an email or call us (800) 429-6576 before deciding you can't afford it.

To schedule a show send us a Booking Request or an email or call us toll free at (800) 429-6576.