Bring Your Students to the Theatre

A lifelong love of theatre often starts with a school bus ride to see a student matinee performance at the Playhouse. These matinees are the same professional productions staged for evening and weekend audiences. Regular student matinee performances begin at 10 a.m., and tickets are $15 each. For every 15 paid student tickets, one complimentary ticket is provided. A $12.50-processing fee is added to each order.

For questions, call Sales and Events Manager Piper N. Davis at 513-977-2002 or email piper.davis@cincyplay.com.

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Registration for the 2017-18 student matinees is now available online.

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2017-18 Student Matinees

All plays and dates are subject to change. Made possible by generous support from KeyBank.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Based on the screenplay by MARC NORMAN and TOM STOPPARD
Adapted for the stage by LEE HALL
Music by PADDY CUNNEEN  

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017

This beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life onstage in an extravagant production that's both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic. Recommended for high school age students. Contains some sexual situations, innuendo and other mature themes.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

By SIMON STEPHENS
Adapted from the novel by MARK HADDON


THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 2017  | 
WAITING LIST ONLY

This Tony Award-winning Broadway hit puts you inside the brilliant mind of a teenager who works to clear his name of a mysterious crime. Recommended for high school age students. Contains strong adult language and mature themes.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE
First Financial Bank presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by HOWARD DALLIN


TUESDAY, DEC. 5, 2017 
This performance is only for individuals on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge's time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. Recommended for first grade and older students.

First Financial Bank presents

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

By CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted by HOWARD DALLIN


NOV. 21, 28, 29 AND 30, AND DEC. 6, 7 AND 12, 2017 
WAITING LIST ONLY

Faithful storytelling and spellbinding stage magic bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge's time-traveling journey with the spirits one magical Christmas Eve. Recommended for first grade and older students.

Leading Ladies presents

MARIE AND ROSETTA

By GEORGE BRANT


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

The compelling life stories of two gospel singers set the stage for an inspiring show full of roof-raising, heart-rending music. Recommended for junior high and high school age students. Contains some mild adult languages, discussions of racial prejudice and other mature themes.

KEN LUDWIG'S

TREASURE ISLAND

Adapted from the novel by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON


THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition. Recommended for fifth grade and older students. Contains action-packed fight scenes and some mild adult language.

 

Additional Resources

We support student matinees with a range of resources that extend and deepen the theatre experience and connect it to the classroom. These include:

  • Study Guides
  • Post-show Q&A sessions with the actors
  • Copies of the play script
  • Every classroom is eligible for FREE pre/post show workshops!

The Scripps Howard Foundation Class Act! Program includes free pre- and/or post-show workshops for individual classrooms. Prioritizing the standards of the Common Core, each 45 to 60-minute workshop features one of our trained arts educators who use drama techniques and other arts-related activities to expand on the subjects in the study guide and production. These workshops are limited only by our resources, so it's first-come, first-serve. Workshops can be booked with your student matinee performance.

Helpful Hints

All in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number a school has reserved. Payment for student matinees must be made no later than 45 days prior to your performance dates. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After 45 days prior, we will consider the reservation final and the school will be responsible for full payment. Reservations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
All individuals in attendance at the performance must be included in your reservation, including chaperones and bus drivers. There are no extra seats beyond the number that a school has reserved. Payment for A Christmas Carol student matinees must be made no later than Oct. 2, 2017. Adjustments to your reservation may be made up to that point. It is the responsibility of the teacher to be aware of performance dates and deadlines related to his or her reservation(s). After Oct. 2, if full payment has not been received, the reservation will be canceled and the school can be placed on the waiting list by email request to piper.davis@cincyplay.com.

Every spring (generally in late April or early May), we host a special reception for teachers. Attend the reception for the earliest opportunity to sign up students for matinees. Registration for the upcoming season begins at the reception and opens online and via telephone the next morning. However, attendance at the reception does not guarantee that you will receive the performance(s) desired. A Christmas Carol is usually sold out by the end of May and only accepting waiting list requests.

To receive an invitation to the reception and notice of the registration opening date, please email the following information to piper.davis@cincyplay.com:

  • Contact Name
  • School Name
  • Address
  • Primary Phone
  • School Email Address
The Playhouse cannot accommodate motor coach and bus parking onsite. Motor coaches and buses must arrive early to secure parking in Eden Park. We suggest bus drivers turn onto Mt. Adams Drive and allow students to disembark by the steps. Then park along that drive. Arrival by 9:30 a.m. is strongly encouraged.


Henry Charles Weghorst and Bruce Cromer in A Christmas Carol and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Photos by Mikki Schaffner. Promotional photos by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.


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