Student Matinees

$15 | 10:30 am

The Theater is Your Classroom. Our Student Matinee Series allows teachers to introduce their students to theater with special performances, talkbacks and materials from our Education Department.

These performances have introduced over 80,000 Maryland students to live theater since their inception in 1994. Student Matinees are perfect for middle- and high-school classes of any size and include lively pre-performance in-class visits (subject to availability) by our teaching artists, guided tours, and a post-show discussion with the actors.

Student matinee performances are not edited or adapted for young audiences; students get the whole performance, uncut. Tickets for these special matinees are just $15. 

Please note: We will not have a Student Matinee for our first show of the season, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Also, due to our building renovations, we are producing fewer mainstage shows this season. We will return to a regular schedule in our 2017/18 Season.

2015/16 Student Matinee Schedule Dates & Times:

The White Snake
March 16, 2017, 10:30 am
March 23, 2017, 10:30 am
Twisted Melodies
March 30, 2017, 10:30 am
April 6, 2017, 10:30 am
June 1, 2017, 10:30 am
All tickets are $15; contact us to learn about our financial support for student matinees.


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Enhance the Student Matinee Experience

Tours: Arrive early to take a guided tour of Center Stage.

In-Class Visits: Center Stage's Community Programs & Education staff aim to visit every school planning to attend a Student Matinee. During these hour-long visits, staff and cast members prepare the students with an overview of the production, discuss the themes of the play, and engage the students and teachers in activities that help bring to life the wider social context of what they'll see. These visits bring our productions to three-dimensional life right in the classroom.

Post-Show Talkbacks: Following the show, when time allows, actors field questions from students in a discussion led by Community Programs & Education staff.
To schedule a tour please call 410.986.4233. To schedule an in-class visit please contact Kristina Szilagyi at 410.986.4050 or email


Student and Teacher Discounts*

Students 17 and under receive 30% off when they call the Box Office, and college students with a valid college ID are eligible for $20 tickets, limit 2 per order. College students or professors looking to bring a group are eligible for a group discount. All discounted tickets must be picked up at will call.

*Premium and A Location Seating only.

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