Student Matinees 2018-2019

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.

2018/19 SEASON:

Ben Butler by Richard Strand

Weds October 17 & Thurs 18

Refuge *Malja* ملجأ by Bess Welden, Arabic Translation by Ali Al Mshakheel

Thurs Nov 8 & Weds Nov 14

A Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Only small group seating available.
Larger groups may be added to a wait list.

Weds Nov 28
Thurs Nov 29
Fri Nov 30
Tues Dec 4
Thurs Dec 6
Weds Dec 12
Thurs Dec 13
Thurs Dec 20

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Thurs Jan 31, Weds Feb 13 & Fri Feb 15

The Half-Light by Monica Wood

Weds March 20 & Thurs March 21

Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morrisseau

Weds April 10 & Thurs April 11

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown

Thurs May 9 & Weds May 15

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

Interested in Ticket to Ride discounted transportation through The Maine Arts Commission? Click here.

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