What is WonderQuest?
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” -Plutarch
WonderQuest is GTA’s Theatre for Young Audiences division and is the only North Georgia organization dedicated to professional theatre for children and families. We are dedicated to lighting the fire of the mind!
Unlike TV, movies, or computer games, theatre is alive. WonderQuest combines live performance and literature, igniting our audiences with colorful, meaningful plays and professional productions. We aim to spark critical thinking and imagination within students, inside and outside the classroom. It is our mission to kindle that fire.
WonderQuest is a fully interactive experience. Our live, professional productions take place in Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium, a 19th century opera house, for family audiences and over 7,000 students from schools throughout northeast Georgia. Performers interact with students after every performance. It is an experience like no other!
Resources for Teachers
To help teachers enhance the educational experience, WonderQuest provides multiple resources to our patrons. PLEASE NOTE: School matinees are available through pre-registration only. We do not sell individual tickets for school matinees. To purchase tickets to public family performances, visit the current WonderQuest show page.
We understand the difficulties involved in field trip planning. For that reason, we offer risk-free reservations to our school matinees. Reserve seats for your class in early summer and pay nothing until Sep 1. Teachers can adjust seat numbers until final balance is due.
Free Study Guides
These full-color study guides make it easy for teachers to engage students with the story and characters, while addressing Georgia Performance Standards for core subjects. Study guides include discussion topics, writing suggestions, social studies pages, and science and math activities. Available for download on Sep 1.
The first 20 teachers to make reservations are eligible for a free performance preview. A costumed member of the WonderQuest theatre company will come to your classroom to talk about the literature behind the play, the author, and some of the theatre secrets that make it come to life on stage. Homeschool families can reserve a performance preview on GTA’s Ed Cabell stage.
- Unsecured reservations for groups of 10 or more are accepted until Sep 1.
- A 50% deposit is due on Sep 1 to secure your reservation.
- NO REFUNDS AFTER SEP 1. Additional seats may be purchased while they last.
- Update your reservation numbers in early August. Don’t forget to include parents and chaperones in your reservation total. We do not sell individual tickets for school matinees and cannot add to your group total after Sep 1. Should you need to cancel, contact the box office ASAP, preferably in early August.
- Add your teacher name in the memo area of your checks to help us keep track of multiple school reservations.
- Final balances are due on Sep 15.
- Limited scholarship funds are available for students who are unable to pay for a ticket. Written requests for financial assistance must accompany your final payment. Please contact our box office at 678-717-3624 for more details.