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Box Office hours:  Tues - Fri: 10am - 8pm MT,   Sat: 12pm - 8pm MT (closed Sundays & Mondays).    RENEW or SUBSCRIBE to our 2023-24 season: 403-294-7447

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 Overview for Educators document will available later this summer.

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

Our 2023-2024 Student Matinees schedule:

The Mousetrap

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

Wednesday, September 20, 11:30am
Wednesday, September 27, 11:30am
Wednesday, October 4, 11:30am

Made in Italy

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

Wednesday, October 25, 11:30am
Wednesday, November 1, 11:30am

A Christmas Carol

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

Tuesday, November 28, 11:30am
Wednesday, November 29, 11:30am
Wednesday, December 6, 11:30am
Wednesday, December 13, 11:30am

Meteor Shower

Recommended for grades 10 - 12
Performances take place in the Max Bell Theatre

Wednesday, January 31, 11:30am

As You Like It

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

Wednesday, March 6, 11:30am
Wednesday, March 13, 11:30am
Wednesday, March 20, 11:30am

Selma Burke

Recommended for grades 7 - 12
Performances take place in the
Martha Cohen Theatre
Wednesday, April 10, 11:30am
Wednesday, April 17, 11:30am

Closing Show of the Season (To be announced)

Performances TBA

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 strongly encouraged 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.

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.


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