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2023-2024 Student Matinees

We are thrilled to once again provide student matinee performances during our 2023-2024 season.

2023-2024 Student Matinees

We are thrilled to once again provide student matinee performances during our 2023-2024 season.

Season Overview Guide:
Our 2023-24 Season is now available!

DOWNLOAD SEASON GUIDE (PDF)


Play Guides:

Play guides for each of our shows will be available approximately one week from first student matinee performance.

Download THE MOUSETRAP Play Guide (PDF)

Download the MADE IN ITALY Play Guide (PDF)

Download the A CHRISTMAS CAROL Play Guide (PDF)

Download the AS YOU LIKE IT Play Guide (PDF)


Our 2023-2024 Student Matinees schedule:

The Mousetrap

Recommended for grades 7 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, September 27, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, October 3, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, October 4, 11:30am - SOLD OUT

Made in Italy

*Contains minor profanity
Recommended for grades 7 - 12
Performances take place in the Martha Cohen Theatre

Wednesday, October 25, 11:30am

A Christmas Carol

Recommended for grades 1 -12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Tuesday, November 28, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, November 29, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, December 6, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Thursday, December 7, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Wednesday, December 13, 11:30am - SOLD OUT
Tuesday, December 19, 11:30am - SOLD OUT

As You Like It

Recommended for grades 6 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, March 6, 11:30am - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Thursday, March 7, 11:30am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Wednesday, March 13, 11:30am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
Wednesday, March 20, 11:30am - EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Selma Burke

Recommended for grades 9 - 12  *Advisory: Contains adult language, mature content, and sexual themes.
Performances take place in the
Martha Cohen Theatre
Wednesday, April 10, 11:30am
Wednesday, April 17, 11:30am

Beaches the Musical

Recommended for grades 7 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, May 29, 11:30am
Wednesday, June 5, 11:30am

The price is $20 per student. For every 15 tickets purchased, we are pleased to offer ONE complimentary chaperone ticket. Please send us an email and our Box Office team will contact you back to book your school, collect payment and provide further details.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • School name

  • Grade(s)

  • Date of performance

  • Number of seats required (total including both students AND adults)

  • Teacher/Contact name

  • Email Address

  • Phone number

  • Best time to contact you by phone

  • If Any Attendees Require Special Seats Due To Mobility, Sight, Hearing Or Other Limitations

PLEASE NOTE:  Seating is limited, all bookings are done on a first come first serve basis by email only. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking.

 

Do you have additional questions? We have created an FAQ that should answer most of inquiries. 

Student Matinee Frequently Asked Questions 

While not required, all students, teachers, parents, volunteers, and chaperones are welcome to wear a mask in the lobby and seating area of the theatre.

Food or drink are not permitted to be consumed in the Max Bell Theatre seats and during the show. Students may bring packed lunches and beverages to enjoy in our lobby during the intermission of their performance. 

Please review our Safety & Comfort protocols for additional information.

Bring your students to Theatre Calgary to take in our season’s productions and get an interactive journey through the world of live theatre. This program is offered to students from grades 1-12, but please read information about each show to ensure the production is rated appropriately for your students.

To order tickets or for more information, email or call our Box Office at 403.294.7447.

Complimentary Chaperone Ticket

Complimentary Chaperone Ticket

One complimentary chaperone ticket is provided for every 15 student tickets purchased. We urge you to book well in advance - Theatre Calgary Student Matinees sell out quickly.

To order tickets or for more information, email or call the Box Office at 403.294.7447.

Photo by Meghan McMaster.

Benefits of Student Matinees

Make the most out of your student’s visit to Theatre Calgary! We offer many interactive activities to immerse your class in the world of live theatre.

Pre-show chats with artists

Join us in our lobby before the show and get the inside scoop from a member of the production’s creative team.

Backstage tours

Explore the world of Theatre Calgary as we take you backstage to show you the secrets behind the plays you see on the Max Bell stage. Tours are available for classes of up to 20 students.

Talkbacks

Join cast members after every student matinee performance for a discussion about the play and an opportunity to ask them all the questions.

Reading Scripts

If you have any questions or special concerns about the content of the play, you may borrow a reading copy of the script. To request a reading copy or to receive additional information, please email our Box Office.

Play Guides

Help prepare your students for their visit by downloading our play guides, which include background information about the play and discussion topics for after the show. Play guides can be found on the individual show pages, approximately a week before the run of the show begins.

Tyrell Crews, Shannon Taylor in Pride and Prejudice.
Photo by Trudie Lee

General Information

Start time

Shows start promptly at 11:30am. The doors to the lobby will be open at 10:45 am and we will start seating students at this time.  We advise you to arrive at the theatre no later than 11:15 am.

Buses and parking

If you require parking, please inquire through Calgary Parking Authority prior to your attendance.

Seating

We do not issue individual tickets for each student. Seat numbers are submitted to the Front of House department prior to your attendance and your seating is assigned the day of the performance. Front of house staff members will be present and will direct your group to their seats, to fill the house as effectively as possible.

Important Information

Food, beverages, gum, cell phones, cameras and any recording devices are not allowed. Please ensure that your students are aware of this.

For performances with intermissions, we request that students do not leave the lobby areas during the intermission. If students leave the theatre and are late returning, they may not be able to get back into the auditorium once the second act begins. House Manager warnings for intermission cannot be heard outside the lobby areas.

John Mann, Tom Jackson in Beyond Eden.
Photo by Emily Cooper

Unable to attend in person?

If your class or school is unable to attend one of our in-person student matinees of A Christmas Carol, we are pleased to offer A Christmas Carol: Online at School!  

For the price for $30 per classroom, you have the opportunity bring Stafford Arima’s extended director’s cut of our 2020-2021 online filmed version of A Christmas Carol, which you can watch from the comfort of your classroom.

Purchase digital access for only $30, then watch it online in your classroom from December 2nd to 17th, 2021. You will have 48 hours to watch the performance.  

BUY ACCESS FOR YOUR CLASSROOM

If you wish to purchase digital access to this performance for multiple classrooms, please email students@theatrecalgary.com.  A member of our Box Office team will connect with you about your school's needs.