For Grades 3 to 12
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.
Upcoming 2022-2023 Student Matinees
All in-person Student Matinees start at 10:00 AM. Many productions this season also have a digital viewing option. Call or email us for age recommendations or to reserve tickets at 207-774-1043 ext. 104 or [email protected].
Thu September 22, 2022
Wed September 28, 2022
Thu November 3, 2022
Wed November 9, 2022
Wed December 7, 2022
Thu December 8, 2022
Wed December 14, 2022
Wed December 21, 2022
Thu February 2, 2023
Wed February 8, 2023
Thu March 9, 2023
Wed March 15, 2023
Wed April 12, 2023
Thur April 13, 2023
2022- 2023 Matinee Prices
Virtual Cost: A $75 per classroom fee for a virtual viewing of a Mainstage performance.
In-Person Cost: In-person tickets are typically $12 per person, with One comp 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, contact the Education Department at 207.774.1043 x101 or via e-mail.
We also offer optional classroom workshops with professional theater artists before and/or after the show. These can be offered in person or virtually and are an additional fee.
These workshops enhance student ownership and understanding of the language, story, and characters by using theater techniques to activate their voices, bodies, and imaginations in relationship to the material. The students are able to bring the story to life in their classroom using their own ideas and impressions as the framework for creation and exploration.
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