SXSW EDU features a number of performances that offer attendees the opportunity to experience and reflect on the value of performing arts as a vehicle for deeper learning.

Drag Story Hour – SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Will Blake

Drag Story Hour – SXSW EDU 2022 – Photo by Will Blake

About Performances


Performances at SXSW EDU are a unique element of the festival programming and are submitted and voted on through PanelPicker.

SXSW EDU has featured spoken word, staged readings, and student musical showcases. Performances offer attendees an experience that is both entertaining and educational.

Following each of the performances, the performers and their associated organizations will lead the audience through a workshop-style experience offering a deeper understanding of the concepts that fueled the performance and in many cases, activities that can be adopted for the classroom.

Explore the initial performances lineup in the schedule.


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