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: Tickets are $12 per person for in-person performances. One comp is offered for every twenty tickets sold. Reach out if you cannot attend and would like digital access instead.

We are requiring audiences to wear masks and will create a 6-foot distance between different school groups. We are also committed to follow all school safety guidelines and will be in conversation with you all about what we can do to create a safe and comfortable environment for students and teachers.

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.

Perseverance written by Callie Kimball
Wednesday, October 13

Searching for Mr. Moon
written Richard Topol and Willy Holtzman
Wednesday, November 10
Wednesday, November 17

Charles Dickens’ Holiday Classic
Thursday, December 2
Wednesday, December 8
Thursday, December 9
Wednesday, December 15
Thursday, December 16

Senior Living written by Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou
Wednesday, February 9

The Last Ship to Proxima Centauri written by Greg Lam
Thursday, March 10
Wednesday, March 16

Thursday, April 7
Wednesday, April 13

Sabina written by Willy Holtzman, music by Louise Beach, and lyrics by Darrah Cloud
Thursday, May 12

Click here to view PlayNotes, our education resource guide.

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

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