Lyric Education Shows and Events 

Greenmount West Community Center students during an improvisational scene with the Lyric Education team

Horizons Theater Workshops

These workshops provide mostly middle school students with training in theater and creative writing. Our goal is to support student’s imagination and creative agency. 

Using fun, engaging exercises, students learn the necessary skills to present theatrical performances to their family and friends.

​These weekly workshops culminate in student’s performing their original writing.  Each workshop site performs two shows—a holiday performance in December and a full-length production in spring.


If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.

Kendrick Lamar,

Origins is a new program at the Lyric that provides space, training, and technical support for generative performing artists living in the Baltimore metropolitan region.  

The program includes use of the Mangione Family Education Center for rehearsals, work-in-progress readings, master classes, and career development workshops.  For more information contact about way you can use our spaces contact or 667-260-2442

Rising Up! Creating Your Own Lyric

I believe in one day and someday and this perfect moment called Now.

Jacqueline Woodson, Black Girl Dreaming,

Rising Up! is a 12-week education program for Baltimore City middle school students. Expert teaching artists work with one classroom per site. The term begins in January and ends in April/May.

During these interdisciplinary workshops, students develop first person autobiographical narratives in the form of a poem, rhyme, rap, or monologue. Students present their final production at The Lyric for invited guests and dignitaries.

Dream BIG Contest

Dr. King had an incredible vision built on principles of justice, equity, and love. In honor of his memory, the Lyric asks students to write about the important dreams they have for their lives, communities, and families.The Dream BIG Awards Ceremony celebrates the immense vision of Baltimore area Students in grades 5th-12th grade. Students are eligible to enter the contest with  a 300-word essay; a one-page poem; or a 60-second edited video. Finalists will have the opportunity to share their work and receive a prize package.