2017-2018 Season Launch Party for Educators

Join us for a special educators-only season launch event!

Monday, March 12, 2018
at Children’s Theatre Company

  • Get the inside scoop! Learn more about the plays in our 2018-2019 season from Artistic Director Peter Brosius
  • Expand the experience! Learn more about the programs CTC offers school groups:
    • Student Matinee performance field trips
    • Activity Guides & Lesson Plans
    • Pre & Post Play Workshops
    • Critical Literacy Residencies
    • Kidcentricity- a creative STE(A)M collaboration between your classroom & CTC
    • Discount tickets and travel subsidies
  • Backstage Tour! Educators have access to an exclusive peek behind the scenes at CTC's shops where the magic is created. 

Event is free, but please RSVP by March 5 as space is limited.

Appetizers will be served. 

For directions and parking, click here. If you have any questions, please email School Engagement Coordinator, Karli Jenkins at [email protected].

Educators only, please. This is not considered a family event. 

Educate, challenge, and inspire your students at North America’s premier theatre for young audiences! Children’s Theatre Company offers Student Matinee performances for school groups. Theatre field trips indulge the imagination and enrich literature & arts curriculum.

Student Matinee tickets are priced to be affordable for school groups. Every Student Matinee performance includes a Q&A with cast & crew, and educators are provided with classroom resources.  

Click here for more information on our Student Matinee program.

Day of Performance

Before you arrive

  • Check the Audience Guide for a synopsis of the show and classroom activities to connect your field trip to your classwork.
  • Double check your tickets when they arrive in the mail. If you have not received tickets in the mail within one week of your scheduled performance, please call Student Matinee Coordinator at 612.872.5166.
  • For information on directions and parking, see Plan Your Visit.

When you arrive:
All Weekday Student Matinee performances begin at 10:30 a.m. Plan to arrive between 9:30 and 10:15 a.m.

1 Check in begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Theatre Ticket Office window.
Your entire school group must be present before you check in.
Get a final head count of adults and students present day of show.
2 Check in at CTC Ticket Office window.
Provide your final head count.
Purchase Lap Passes ($5 each).
Receive Check In Pass.
3 Present Check In Pass to usher to be added to seating queue.
Usher will assign seats in order of group arrival, according to seats available in theatre.
4 Performance begins at 10:30 a.m.
Every Weekday Student Matinee performance features a brief (10- to 15-minute) “Post-Show Artist Talk Back” with one actor and one crew member.


Seating for Weekday Student Matinees is assigned by CTC ushers in order of group arrival. We cannot guarantee that families or friends within your group will be seated side-by-side as your group may be split between rows.

Lunch Space

CTC offers a limited number of lunch reservation spaces for schools that come from a great distance, schools combining a trip to CTC with a trip to MIA, or schools that will miss lunch while at CTC.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee to reserve lunch space.

The lunch space, located in our lobbies, allows for a picnic style lunch on the floor. CTC does not provide tables, chairs, or refrigeration for lunches. Garbage cans are provided. You may request to reserve lunch space following your performance on your original Ticket Request Form.

Please note:
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the theatre. (Please inform an usher if you or a student have a health concern.)
  • Concessions are not available for purchase during Weekday Student Matinees.
  • The lunch space is available for 45 minutes immediately following your performance.
  • School groups must use the trash bins designated by the theatre to dispose of all trash before leaving the space.
  • For the health and safety of people with severe allergies, please ask everyone in your party to pack a lunch that is nut free.

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