Baltimore Center Stage: Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Student Matinees

Student Matinees

$15 | 10:30 am

The Theater is Your Classroom. Our Student Matinee Series allows teachers to introduce their students to theater with special performances, talkbacks, and materials from our Education Department.

These performances have introduced over 80,000 Maryland students to live theater since their inception in 1994. Student Matinees are perfect for middle- and high-school classes of any size and include lively pre-performance in-class visits (subject to availability) by our teaching artists, guided tours, and a post-show discussion with the actors.

Student matinee performances are not edited or adapted for young audiences; students get the whole performance, uncut. Tickets for these special matinees are just $15. 

To learn more about bringing your student group to Baltimore Center Stage, contact Laura Baker at

 2015/16 Student Matinee Schedule Dates & Times:

White Snake Student Matinee

The White Snake—sold out

March 16, 2017, 10:30 am

March 23, 2017, 10:30 am


Twisted Melodies Student Matinee

Twisted Melodies

March 30, 2017, 10:30 am

April 6, 2017, 10:30 am



June 1, 2017, 10:30 am


Enhance the Student Matinee Experience

Tours: Arrive early to take a guided tour of Baltimore Center Stage.

In-Class Visits: Baltimore Center Stage's Community Programs & Education staff aim to visit every school planning to attend a Student Matinee. During these hour-long visits, staff and cast members prepare the students with an overview of the production, discuss the themes of the play, and engage the students and teachers in activities that help bring to life the wider social context of what they'll see. These visits bring our productions to three-dimensional life right in the classroom.

Post-Show Talkbacks: Following the show, when time allows, actors field questions from students in a discussion led by Community Programs & Education staff.

To schedule a tour please contact Vivian Barnes via email at To schedule an in-class visit please contact Kristina Szilagyi at 410.986.4050 or email

Student and Teacher Discounts*

Students 17 and under receive 30% off when they call the Box Office, and college students with a valid college ID are eligible for $20 tickets, limit 2 per order. College students or professors looking to bring a group are eligible for a group discount. All discounted tickets must be picked up at will call. 

*Premium and A Location Seating only.

Parental Guidelines

Please note: Children ages six and up are permitted into the theater.

The White Snake

This magical fairytale based on a classic Chinese fable is well-suited for middle schoolers and older elementary school students who don’t mind special effects and the length of a full theatrical production.

Twisted Melodies

A one-man show based on the genius and mental decline of Donny Hathaway contains some adult content, language, and themes of suicide and may be most enjoyed by theatergoers in middle school and up.


Some violence, sexual content, and adult themes may render this exhilarating story based on the Toni Morrison novel appropriate for most theatergoers in middle school and up.