Student Matinees


Schools attending TheatreWorks’ student matinee performances receive in-depth study guides to help integrate the shows’ lessons into the classroom, a pre-show classroom workshop with TheatreWorks artists, and 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:

Skeleton Crew

Thursday, March 29, 2018

11am at Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Grades 9 – 12

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll
A Coproduction with Marin Theatre Company

A makeshift family of autoworkers navigates the recession in this funny, tough, and tender American drama. Will their Detroit plant survive? Ambitious dreams and corporate deception interweave, pushing friendships to the limit. When the line between blue collar and white begins to blur, how far over the lines is each of them willing to step? Contains mature language.



The Bridges of Madison County

Thursday, April 26, 2018

11am at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Grades 9 – 12

Book by Marsha Norman
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller
Directed by Robert Kelley
2014 Tony Award Best Score

This sweeping musical romance about the roads we travel and the bridges we dare to cross recalls the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer —four sensual, heart-stirring days that would never be forgotten. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, it is an intimate remembrance of love both lost and found,  brilliantly adapted by a Pulitzer Prize playwright and Tony Award composer from one of America’s favorite novels.



Fun Home

Thursday, October 25, 2018

11am at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Grades 9 – 12

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book & Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Directed by Robert Kelley

Welcome to Fun Home, the blazingly honest memoir of Alison, a graphic novelist exploring her youth in a loving, dysfunctional family whose secrets of sexuality echo her own. Winner of every Best Musical award of 2015, this tragicomic tale is told with enormous emotion and sensitivity, its haunting yet amusing score illuminating one of the most extraordinary and original musicals of our times. 



Tuck Everlasting

Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018

11am at Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Grades 5 – 12

Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
Directed by Robert Kelley

An enchanting bestseller springs to life in this 1890s tale of Winnie Foster, a free-spirited girl whose search for adventure leads to the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. With a rousing score and a wealth of warm-hearted humor, this whimsical Broadway musical offers Winnie the choice of a lifetime: return to everyday life, or join the Tucks on their infinite, irreversible voyage through time. Don’t miss this magical holiday treat for the entire family.




Thursday, February 7, 2019

11am at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts

Grades 9 – 12

By Peter Morgan
Directed by Leslie Martinson

Richard Nixon has resigned. David Frost has been canceled. With America caught in the riptides of Watergate and Vietnam, the former leader of the free world and the lightweight British talk-show host clash in a legendary series of TV interviews that will determine the President’s legacy forever. In a riveting political prizefight unseen again until today, the cameras roll, the truth spins, and it becomes clear that he who controls the medium controls the message.



Marie and Rosetta

Thursday, March 28, 2019

11am at Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto

Grades 8 – 12

By George Brant
Directed by Robert Kelley

Stirring churches in the morning and the Cotton Club at night, Sister Rosetta Tharpe became a musical legend. With competition growing on the 1940s Gospel Circuit, she auditions a new partner, a beauty with a voice made in heaven. Will they blend, break, or find harmony at last? Don’t miss this roof-raising musical hit from our New Works Festival, the saga of the woman who inspired Elvis, Ray Charles, and more on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.