Student Matinees

Join us! See live theatre and meet the cast!

Schools attending TheatreWorks’ student matinee performances receive:

  • In-depth study guides to help integrate the shows’ themes and stories that align with Standards.
  • A pre-show classroom workshop with TheatreWorks artists.
  • A post-show discussion with the cast.

Student tickets are just $10.

For more information or to reserve student matinee seats for your class, contact Katie Bartholomew, Associate Education Director at 650.463.7154 or  

Upcoming Student Matinees for the 2019/20 Season:

The Pianist of Willesden Lane

February 13, 2020 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 6 – 12

Presented by Hershey Felder
Featuring Mona Golabek
Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen

Holding fast to dreams of concert success, a young Jewish pianist escapes Vienna via the Kindertransport, arriving in England at the outset of World War II. In a stunning, nationally-acclaimed performance, concert pianist Mona Golabek recounts her mother’s poignant saga of hope and resilience, underscored with extraordinary music from Bach, Beethoven, and many more. Created by TheatreWorks favorite Hershey Felder, it celebrates the power of music to transcend even the darkest of times.

They Promised Her the Moon

March 26, 2020 at 11am 

Lucie Stern Theatre 
Grades 6 – 12 

By Laurel Ollstein 
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli 


The space race, 1962. With the sky no longer the limit, astronauts circle the heavens and a world record-holding pilot stands ready to join them, forever altering the course of history. If only America will let her. This fascinating theatrical hit from our New Works Festival chronicles the incredible true story of Jerrie Cobb, a woman who dreamt of stars, only to wake in a country that couldn't see the light.



April 23, 2020 at 11am
April 30, 2020 at 11am

Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
Grades 5 – 12

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty | Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From the novel by E. L. Doctorow
Directed by Robert Kelley


This timeless musical masterpiece celebrates the soaring sounds and hopeful spirit of America at the dawn of the last century. To the syncopated rhythms of an optimistic new age, this unforgettable theatrical tapestry interweaves the delights of vaudeville, baseball, and nickelodeon with the hurly-burly of labor rallies and racial unrest, tracing the lives of an enterprising Jewish immigrant, a courageous Harlem pianist, and an upper-class wife brilliantly combined in a jubilant, melting-pot tribute to the American Dream.