Student Matinees

Schools attending TheatreWorks’ student matinee performances receive in-depth study guides to help integrate the shows’ lessons into the classroom, a pre-show classroom workshop with TheatreWorks artists, and a post-show discussion with the cast.

Student tickets are just $10.

For more information or to reserve student matinee seats for your class, contact Katie Bartholomew, Associate Education Director – Schools at 650.463.7154 or by email at

Upcoming Student Matinees:

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Book by John Caird
Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster
Thursday, December 8, 2016 & Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 11am
Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto

Grades 5-12

From the creator of Jane Austen’s Emma and the adaptor of Les Misérables comes an intimate musical valentine that captivated the Bay Area and has since charmed audiences in London, Tokyo, and New York. Its joyous return for the holidays is set in suffragette-era New England, where a spirited orphan girl is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heart-warming journey to independence, education, and romance is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs.

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By Beth Henley
Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11am
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Grades 9-12

Three hard-luck Mississippi sisters are betrayed by their passions in this Southern Gothic classic—a zany, warm-hearted, and brilliantly imaginative tale of relationships run amok and dreams gone awry. In a hurricane of hilarity and hurt, Lenny’s turning 30, Meg’s fresh from rehab, and Babe’s out on bail, testing the boundaries of sisterhood in a world full of pitfalls and a town without pity.

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Thursday, April 13, 2017 & Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11am
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Grades 5-12

Hope, good will, and fierce determination light the ragtag journey of Jewish immigrant Rebecca and her son from European persecution to new lives in the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York in this exhilarating musical from the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked. A soaring, tuneful score highlights this sweeping saga of dreams and disillusion, love lost and inspiration found, of the heart and soul of the American character.