STUDENT MATINEES

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Stephanie Cozart, Gretchen Porro and Katherine W. Hill in The Crucible, 2004. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Student Matinees

A lifelong love of theatre often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinee performance at the Playhouse. These matinees are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences. Regular student matinee performances begin at 10 a.m., and tickets are $15 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided. A $12.50-processing fee is added to each order.

Made possible by generous support from KeyBank.

Every classroom is eligible for a FREE workshop!
The Scripps Howard Foundation Class Act! Program includes free pre- and/or post-show workshops for individual classrooms. Prioritizing the standards of the Common Core, each 45 to 60-minute workshop features one of our trained arts educators who use drama techniques and other arts-related activities to expand on the subjects in the educators' guide and production. These workshops are limited only by our resources, so it's first-come, first-serve. Workshops can be booked with your student matinee performance.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

We support student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theatre experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

Educators' Guides
• Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
• Copies of the play script
• FREE pre- and/or post-show workshops

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2017-18 student matinees will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, or in-person at the Playhouse’s Educator Reception on Monday, May 1.

To RSVP to the Educator Reception, send your name and your school's name, address and telephone number to Sales and Events Manager Piper N. Davis at 513-977-2002 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Upcoming 2017-18 Student Matinees:

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
This beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life onstage in an extravagant production that's both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic.
Recommended for high school age students. Contains some sexual situations, innuendo and other mature themes.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
This Tony Award-winning Broadway hit puts you inside the brilliant mind of a teenager who works to clear his name of a mysterious crime.
Recommended for high school age students. Contains strong adult language and mature themes.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Dec. 5, 2017: Sensory Friendly Performance (This performance is only for individuals on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.)
Nov. 21, 28, 29 and 30, and Dec. 6, 7 and 12, 2017 (For the best chance to book these performances, you must attend the Educator's Reception. See above for information on how to RSVP.)
Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge's time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. Recommended for first grade and older students.

Leading Ladies presents MARIE AND ROSETTA
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The compelling life stories of two gospel singers set the stage for an inspiring show full of roof-raising, heart-rending music.
Recommended for junior high and high school age students. Contains some mild adult languages, discussions of racial prejudice and other mature themes.

TREASURE ISLAND
Thursday, May 10 and 17, 2018
Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition.
Recommended for fifth grade and older students. Contains action-packed fight scenes and some mild adult language.

All plays and dates are subject to change.

Helpful Hints

General Reservation and Payment Policy

All in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number a school has reserved. Payment for student matinees must be made no later than 45 days prior to your performance dates. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After 45 days prior, we will consider the reservation final and the school will be responsible for full payment. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

A Christmas Carol Reservation and Payment Policy

All individuals in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number that a school has reserved. Payment for A Christmas Carol student matinees must be made no later than Oct. 3, 2016. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After Oct. 3, if full payment has not been received, the reservation will be canceled and the school can be placed on the waiting list by email request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Early Registration Option

Every spring (generally in late April or early May), we host a special reception for teachers. Attend the reception for the earliest opportunity to sign up students for matinees. Registration for the upcoming season begins at the reception and opens online and via telephone the next morning. However, attendance at the reception does not guarantee that you will receive the performance(s) desired. A Christmas Carol is usually sold out by the end of May and only accepting waiting list requests.

To receive an invitation to the reception and notice of the registration opening date, please email the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

• Contact Name
• School Name
• Address
• Primary Phone
• School Email Address

Bus Parking

The Playhouse cannot accommodate motor coach and bus parking onsite. Motor coaches and buses must arrive early to secure parking in Eden Park. We suggest bus drivers turn onto Mt. Adams Drive and allow students to disembark by the steps. Then park along that drive. Arrival by 9:30 a.m. is strongly encouraged.

CONTACT THE SALES OFFICE

513-977-2002
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HOURS

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.

CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE

513-421-3888

TOLL FREE (OH, KY & IN only)
800-582-3208

Telecommunication Device for the Deaf
513-345-2248

STANDARD SEASON HOURS

Monday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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