The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs have brought lessons to life on the big screen since 2004 in the historic Hollywood Theatre. Each year the Theatre provides media arts training and film screenings for over 2,000 young people via Stories in Movement, Hollywood Theatre Studio, Hollywood Arts Collective, workshops and special screenings thanks to partnerships with nearby schools. The programs offer students unique opportunities to connect with their community via digital storytelling. The youth benefit from industry standard equipment, mentorship from skilled professionals and a venue to exhibit their creative works.

Signature Education Programming


Hollywood Theatre Studio (HTS)

HTS consists of a number of production labs across Portland that engage youth in media making. Students learn to use industry-standard equipment and technology to create thoughtful and expressive digital art. HTS is currently serving youth and faculty at Open School North (formerly Open Meadow Middle School) and Grant High School . Visit the Hollywood Theatre / Open Meadow blog here.



Hollywood Arts Collective (HAC)

HAC is a collaboration amongst PDX teens interested in media arts creation and critique. The Hollywood venue and Tumblr acts as a platform for teens to express themselves and their ideas under the guidance of supportive media arts professionals and community members. 


HTEP_Icons_Sound_DesignStories in Movement (SIM)

SIM is a digital storytelling course that supports self-expression through personal narratives. The stories created during this program are shared back and forth between groups of young artists, and published on the SIM blog.








The Hollywood Theatre Education Programs are made possible with support from the following funders and community partners:

The Oregon Community Foundation, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Comcast, Laika, Oregon Arts Commission, The Corporation for National and Community Service, Juan Young Trust, Portland Parks and Recreation, PDX Pop Now!, da Vinci Arts Middle, Open Meadow Alternative Schools, Grant High School, SUN Community Schools and the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.


For more information about our education programs, please contact Taylor Neitzke, the Hollywood Theatre’s Education Manager: taylor[at]hollywoodtheatre[dot]org or contact our Business office at: (503) 281-1142.


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