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 with a Baltimore city or county public school? Or a Title I school?  The link to sign up for subsidized Student Matinee tickets for our Mainstage shows is here.  

2019/20 Student Matinee Dates & Times


Miss You Like Hell — Thu, Oct 10 at 10:30am
Content Advisory:  Discussions of sex, Consumption of alcoholic beverages, References to drug use, Profanity 

Thoughts of a Colored Man — Thu, Nov 7 at 10:30am
Content Advisory: Discussions of behavior such as sex, sexual violence, and drug use. Profanity and slurs on race and sexual orientation are also used throughout the performance.

Men on Boats — Thu, Dec 12 at 10:30am
Content Advisory: Profanity, Consumption of alcoholic beverages

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally — Thu, Feb 20 at 10:30am
Content Advisory: Profanity

Where We Stand —Thu, Apr 16 at 10:30am
Content Advisory: Consumption of alcoholic beverages

Bakkhai — Thu, May 14 at 10:30am
Content Advisory: Sex, Consumption of alcoholic beverages, Violence


Family Series

Walk Two Moons — Fri, Oct 25 at 10:30am
For ages 10 and up

Mayhem Poets — Mon, Feb 3 at 10:30am
For ages 12 and up

Havana Hop — Fri, May 15 at 10:30am
For ages 4 and up


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.


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