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STUDENT MATINEES+Stephanie Cozart, Gretchen Porro and Katherine W. Hill in The Crucible, 2004. Photo by Sandy Underwood.
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 $12 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided.
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. 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. Workshops underscore standards in the common core and provide a differentiated learning experience for your students. These workshops are limited only by our resources, so it's first-come, first-serve. Workshops can be booked once your matinee is confirmed.
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 question-and-answer sessions with the actors
• Copies of the play script
• Free pre- and/or post-show workshops
2016-17 Remaining Student Matinee Schedule
Little Shop of Horrors
Feb. 1, 2017 (Waiting List Only)
A power-hungry plant sends a nerdy florist down a murderous path for a hilarious musical treat combining rock, Motown and Broadway. Recommended for junior high and high school age students.
March 22 and April 6, 2017
Passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama when an unconventional governess finds an improbable love threatened by secrets all around her. Recommended for high school age students.
All plays and dates are subject to change.
Helpful HintsGeneral 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
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.
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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.
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HOURSMonday – Friday, 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
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STANDARD SEASON HOURSMonday: 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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