Arts for Young America School Series

Each season, we welcome teachers and students in grades Pre-K–12 to our Arts for Young America (AYA) School Series performances. Students have the opportunity to attend musicals and plays based on popular children's literature, biographical/historical plays, multicultural titles, and STEAM-related presentations.

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2024-25 Arts for Young America Mini Grant Application


Teachers can apply for financial aid to help offset the costs of tickets for Viterbo Fine Arts Center's Arts for Young America School Series performances. The mini grant is only for schools who have an assigned principal or administrator and must serve at least 10 students to apply. We will consider up to one application per grade, per school. Applications will be reviewed based on financial need and testimony. 

Applications due: Tuesday, Oct. 1 by 5 p.m.
Mini grants awarded: Week of Oct. 7–11

Award(s) will be applied to invoice(s). 

Teachers must make ticket reservations for performance(s) PRIOR to submitting the Mini Grant application. The reservation form reserves seats and creates your invoice specific to your choices. The name of the teacher who reserves seats on the reservation form must match the contact on the Mini Grant application.

As part of the grant, you will need:

Tax-Exempt Policy

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center’s Arts for Young America (AYA) series was designed specifically for school audiences, selects its high-quality programming-based on Wisconsin State curriculum standards, and has been serving students and educators in our community since 1996. As part of our commitment to our schools, and within IRS guidelines, we gladly honor nonprofit tax-exempt status for organizations who can show documentation of their 501(c)(3) designation.   


This will apply to most educational nonprofits whose mission is to inform and educate individuals or the general public, including preschools, public, and private schools. As individuals cannot be a nonprofit organization, most homeschoolers’ ticket purchases will include tax.   


We appreciate your compliance and please enjoy our educational programming!   


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Ticketing and Seating Info
To Reserve Tickets

Tickets are $8 for students and chaperones unless otherwise noted. Click the Reserve Tickets button at the top of this page. You must fill out a separate order form for each performance you wish to attend.

Seating Assignments

Seating location is determined by three criteria: 1) a group’s accessibility requests, 2) the date the initial reservation is made, and 3) if payment is received by the due date stated on the invoice. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate every seating request but will do our best to honor requests in the order in which they are received.

Payment Information

Each performance has its own reservation and payment deadlines to observe. You will receive a confirmation email with an invoice within five business days of your order. Cash, credit cards, and checks accepted. Checks should be made out to: Viterbo University Fine Arts Center. Any payment mailed to us must arrive on or before the payment deadline. Our mailing address is 900 Viterbo Drive La Crosse, WI 54601.

For questions about payment information, contact Caitilin McCoy, patron services manager, at or 608-796-3738.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. If you experience a significant reduction in the number of seats needed and notify us of the change two weeks prior to the performance, we will review requests for refunds on a case-by-case basis. You may revise your numbers up to one week prior to the performance. Programs, artists, and dates are subject to change.

Inclement Weather

If a performance is cancelled by Viterbo University due to inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule it. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, a refund will be given. If you need to reduce the number of seats for the new date, we will refund the difference. If you are unable to attend a performance due to your school’s delay or cancellation, we will make every attempt to exchange your order for another age-appropriate performance. If your group is unable to attend another performance, we will review requests for refunds on a case-by-case basis.

Accessibility Requests

Upon your order, communicate any accessibility requests your students have (wheelchairs, walkers, no stairs, visual or hearing impairments, etc.) so we can seat your group appropriately. Because of limited ability to accommodate these needs, we must have this information upon order, or at least two weeks prior to the performance.

Performance Locations

Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
428 Front Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Questions? Contact:

Rachel Frisby, programming coordinator