Baltimore Center Stage: Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Student Matinees

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 an opportunity for students of all ages to experience professional theater in a performance all their own. All Student Matinees are followed by a post show discussion with the actors. 

To further the learning experience, pre/post-performance workshops are available for purchase with your tickets. These workshops are held in selected schools and are led by our teaching artists. They allow for an in depth view into the production process, thorough discussion and reflection, and a chance to discuss careers in the arts. For more information on pre/post show workshops, please email

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. 

To learn more about bringing your student group to Baltimore Center Stage, contact the Box Office at or 410.332.0033.

Are you a Baltimore city or county public school? Are you a Title I school?  See our School Partnership page to learn about subsidized tickets.

2018/19 Student Matinee Dates & Times:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:30am

King of the Yees
Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 10:30am

A Wonder in My Soul
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 10:30am
Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:30am

Fun Home
Thu, Feb 21, 2019 at 10:30am

Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 10:30am

How to Catch Creation
Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:30am

Enhance the Student Matinee Experience

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

In-Class Visits: Baltimore Center Stage's 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 Education staff.

To schedule a tour or an in-class visit, please contact 410.986.4050 or

Student and Teacher Discounts*

Students 17 and under receive $20 tickets 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.

Parent & Teacher Guidelines

Baltimore Center Stage provides the following guidance on the age appropriateness of our productions to help parents and teachers make the most informed decisions. To learn more about a specific play, visit the show page on our website or contact us at 410.332.0033.

Please note: Children ages six and up are permitted into the theater.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Themes of morality, greed, and desire make this steamy classic more suitable for high-school-aged audiences and up.

King of the Yees
This smart and cheeky family comedy can be appreciated by middle school audiences and up.

A Wonder in My Soul
This story of friendship and Baltimore neighborhoods is fitting for audiences in middle school and beyond.

Fun Home
Based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel and her real life, this musical explores some coming-of-age topics best suited for middle schoolers and up.

Based on the real-life story behind Sholem Asch’s controversial Yiddish drama God of Vengeance, this play is suited for middle school ages and up. For younger school groups, we strongly suggest a pre-show workshop to discuss the themes of the show and teach them about audience etiquette. 

How to Catch Creation
This lyrical story about love, second chances, and fatherhood includes some adult language and topics more appropriate for middle schoolers and beyond.

Twisted Melodies
A one-man show based on the genius and decline of Donny Hathaway may be enjoyed by theatergoers middle school audiences and up.

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