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 Shannon Ziegler at

2017/18 Student Matinee Dates & Times:

The Christians

The Christians

Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 10:30 am

Shakespeare In Love

Shakespeare in Love

Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 10:30 am

Thu, Nov 9, 2017, 10:30 am

Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 10:30 am

Lookingglass Alice


Tue, Dec 12, 2017, 10:30 am

Thu, Dec 14, 2017, 10:30 am

Wed, Dec 20, 2017, 10:30 am

Skeleton Crew

Thu, Feb 22, 2018, 10:30 am

Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 10:30 am

Animal Farm

Tue, Mar 13, 2018, 10:30 am  SOLD OUT

Thu, Mar 15, 2018, 10:30 am

Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 am

SOUL The Stax Musical

Thu, May 17, 2018, 10:30 am

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

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

The Christians
This poignant drama about personal faith and organized religion tackles big questions and subjects that may interest audiences in middle school and up.

Shakespeare in Love
A bawdy tale of love contains some mature themes and sexual situations making this more suitable for audiences from middle school and beyond.

Lookingglass Alice
This whimsical journey inspired by the imagination of Lewis Carroll is appropriate for theatergoers of all ages (ages 6 and up are welcome into the theater).

Skeleton Crew
A drama about the state of employment in our nation, this play includes explicit language and adult situations and is recommended for high school-aged audiences and up.

George Orwell’s Animal Farm
Based on Orwell’s dystopian novel, this adaptation includes mature themes and subject matter that may be best suited for theater-goers in middle school and up.

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