The Redhouse Arts Center

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

Community Outreach/Advocacy

Redhouse Community Partnership and Outreach programming unifies and equalizes the CNY community by engaging in discussions and partnerships to support diverse and underserved populations. Through performing and fine arts experiences, talkbacks, and advocacy programming, participants engage in collaborative processes that promote an inclusive society.

Talkback Series and Discussion Events

The Redhouse strives to produce theatre that incites conversation. Talkback Sessions and Discussion Panels run for approximately 20 to 30 minutes immediately following performances. Panels are comprised of theatre artists, area professionals, non-profit support and advocacy groups, and members of the community at-large who discuss the underlying issues brought to light by our programming. Each group of panelists is specifically chosen to contribute their specialized expertise and/or personal experiences. Please check out MainStage and Theatre Experience show schedules for specific Talkback/Discussion themes and dates.

About Our Current Partnerships

Arc of Onondaga: Each year, artists from Arc of Onondaga, high schools students, college students, teaching artists, and actors come together to bring audiences a story that promotes inclusiveness. 
*Find more information about show dates for this project under Theatre Experience.

Hillside Family of Agencies: Students from Hillside, alongside professional teaching artists, engage in theatre process and playwriting in order to develop and showcase a devised piece of theatre each fall. 
*Find more information about show dates for this project under Theatre Experience.

Girl Scouts of America: Redhouse partners with Girl Scouts of America in order to provide programming support that builds courage, confidence, and character.

Positivity Project: The Redhouse is a proud partner of the Positivity Project, an organization that empowers America’s youth to build strong relationships and understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. All Redhouse educational programming, in tandem with these initiatives, strive to arm our students with a deeper understanding of character and an #OtherPeopleMatter Mindset so that, together, we will create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country.

Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital: Redhouse Teaching Artists facilitate workshops in storytelling and visual arts that promote and support wholistic healing.

Syracuse University, Writing and Rhetoric Course: Syracuse University students, as part of their Project-Based Learning requirement, work closely with Redhouse’s Education Department to develop community-based projects that promote inclusiveness and advocacy.


Redhouse is a proud supporter of Americans for the Arts, an advocacy organization that cultivates, promotes, sustains, and supports the arts in America. To find out what you can also do to advocate for arts, click here!

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