Student Matinees

Experience Tony Award-winning theatre with your students, right here in Silicon Valley! These low-cost, daytime performances are held specially for school groups, offering youth in our community the chance to engage with the stories we tell onstage amid an audience of their peers. Before the show, educators receive a Guidebook full of information and activities to connect the art onstage to the work in their classroom. After the show, TheatreWorks hosts a talk-back between the cast and the student audience.

Student matinee tickets will go on sale eight weeks before each performance. If your school would like to attend multiple matinees, please place an order for each show when the ticket request window opens. Student tickets are $10 each; chaperones are free. We ask that you have at least one chaperone for every ten students.

Read on to learn about the lineup for the 2022/23 school year!


Can't make it to the student matinee? Contact us for a special student / educator discount code, and get tickets for just $5!



Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ 11am

By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Tim Bond
Featuring Greta Oglesby

“To hope is to vote!” Famed activist and civil rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer makes this impassioned rally cry, reminding us that change begins with just one voice. Tracing her steps from sharecropper to activist to political candidate, Fannie takes audiences on a gospel-filled journey of justice and self-determination, inspiring every American to rise up and fight for the vital issues of our time. Featuring a live band and the return of Greta Oglesby, star of last season’s critically-acclaimed Gem of the Ocean!

Recommended for grades 6–12.

Ticket sales for this student matinee are now closed.




Thursday, April 27, 2023 @ 11am

By Kareem Fahmy
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

By chance and geographic anomaly, a quiet library in northern Vermont straddles the U.S.-Canada border. Most years it’s just a curiosity, but during the “Muslim ban,” it becomes an unlikely meeting place for an Iranian family who find themselves on opposite sides of an invisible divide. When the Québécoise librarian, a U.S. border patrol officer, and a local teenager become involved, all must choose between breaking the law and saving themselves. A favorite from our New Works Initiative!

Recommended for grades 9–12.