Student Matinees

The Early Show Student Matinee Program annually provides more than 4,000 middle and high school students from Maine and New Hampshire with discounted tickets for student matinees.

Following Early Show performances, students participate in discussions with members of the cast and crew, actively and energetically exploring all elements of the production and the issues raised in the play.

To download the PORTLAND STAGE 2013-2014 Early Show Brochure,
please click above. (1.1MB .pdf document).

Early Show Reservations are handled by the Education Department, not the Portland Stage Box Office. To make a reservation for one of our 10:00 AM matinees, contact the Education Department at 207-774-1043 ext. 104 or

Early Show Dates
All Early Show matinee performances begin at 10:00 AM.


The Sisters Rosensweig

by August Wilson


Wed, Oct 2
Thurs, Oct 3
Wed, Oct 9

Homestead Crossing

by Morris Panych

Wed, Nov 6
Thurs, Nov 7

by Hans Christian Andersen

Tues, Dec 3
Wed, Dec 4
Thurs, Dec 5
Tues, Dec 10
Wed, Dec 11
Thurs, Dec 12
Tues, Dec 17
Wed, Dec 18
Thurs, Dec 19


Greater Tuna

by Joseph Vass

Thurs, Jan 30
Wed, Feb 5

by Tom Coash
(World Premiere) 

Wed, Mar 5
Thurs, Mar 6


by Nina Raine


Wed, Apr 2
Thurs, Apr 3

by Evan Smith

Thurs, May 1
Wed, May 7




Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
by August Wilson
SEP 24 - OCT 20, 2013

by Morris Panych
OCT 29 - NOV 17, 2013

Santaland Diaries
by David Sedaris
Dec 3 - DEC 22, 2013
In the Studio Theater

A Christmas Carol
by Hans Christian Andersen
NOV 29 - DEC 22, 2013

Trouble Is My Business

by Joseph Vass
JAN 21 - FEB 16, 2014

by Tom Coash

FEB 25 - MAR 16, 2014

by Nina Raine
MAR 25 - APR 13, 2014

The Savannah Disputation
by Evan Smith
APR 22 - MAY 18, 2014