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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.Download the Curriculum Connections for 2019-20
Complimentary Supervisor Ticket
Complimentary Supervisor Ticket
One complimentary supervisor 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 Audience Services 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.
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.
Join cast members after every student matinee performance for a discussion about the play and an opportunity to ask them all the questions.
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 Audience Services.
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
Shows start promptly at 11:30am. The doors to the lobby will be open at 10:45am and we will start seating students at this time. We advise you to arrive at the theatre no later than 11:00am.
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.
Food, beverages, gum, cell phones, cameras and any recording devices are not allowed in the theatre. Please ensure that your students are aware of this. 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