Student Matinees

The Portland Stage Student Matinee Program annually provides more than 7,000 students with discounted tickets for student matinees. The goal of our student matinee program is to help students gain understanding of their own lives by connecting on a deeper level to productions that explore and mirror the world in which they live. Following the performance, students participate in a talk-back discussion with the cast and crew, which helps them gain awareness of the creative process and encourages them to think critically about the themes and messages of the play. Teachers can download our resource guide PlayNotes in advance for background articles, information on the playwright and production, and ideas for the classroom. The visit can also be augmented by workshops, pre and/or post-show, in their classrooms or at our theater.

Cost: $12 per person. One comp is offered for every twenty tickets sold.

Student Matinee 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 x101 or e-mail.
All student matinee performances are at 10 AM.

2019/20 SEASON:

The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl

Thurs Oct 3

Weds Oct 9

Read to Me by Brendan Pelsue

Thurs Oct 31

Weds Nov 6

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry

Tues Dec 3 (reserved for Culture Club)

Weds Dec 4 (reserved for Culture Club)

Thurs Dec 5 (reserved for Culture Club)

Tues Dec 10

Weds Dec 11

Tues Dec 17

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Thurs Jan 30

Weds Feb 5

Thurs Feb 13

Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías

Weds Mar 18

Thurs Mar 26

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

Weds Apr 15

Thurs Apr 16

Sabina by Willy Holtzman, with Music by Louise Beach, and lyrics by Darrah Cloud

Weds May 20

Thur May 21

For more information about individual shows, click on the play title.
All Student Matinee performances begin at 10:00 AM.


Click here to view PlayNotes, our education resource guide.

Call us for age recommendations at 207-774-1043 ext. 104

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