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.
Fall 2020 will include virtual delivery of our Mainstage Performances to schools. These can be supplemented with virtual workshops.
Cost: One classroom fee for a virtual viewing of a Mainstage performance.
Typically tickets are $12 per person in-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.
Click here to view PlayNotes, our education resource guide.
Call us for age recommendations at 207-774-1043 ext. 104
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