Student Matinees

Bring learning to life

Student matinees give youth the opportunity to experience live theater – often for the first time – and help them actively engage with the stories and themes they see onstage. From contemporary new work to classic Shakespeare plays, this season's offerings promise to inspire and challenge young theatergoers of all ages. Performances sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets today.

We look forward to welcoming you and your students to the Guthrie!

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Upcoming Student Matinees

General information 


Regular-priced student matinee tickets: $16 ($19 for A Christmas Carol)

Homeschool groups

The pricing listed applies to homeschool groups of any size. Please call Group Sales at 612.225.6244 or 1.877.225.6211 (toll-free) for more information.

Media release

The Guthrie may photograph or videotape audience members and use their physical likeness for publication, whether electronic, print or digital.

Enhance your experience

From a brief history of the Guthrie to a panel on careers in the arts, our Education Team offers a variety of workshops for student groups. Contact us at for details and pricing. 

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If you have questions, please email us at

Student matinee timeline

  • 9:45 a.m. (suggested arrival time)

    We recommend that student groups arrive 30 minutes early and review our First Timer's Guide in advance. A member of the Education Team will greet your group when you enter the building.

  • 10:15 a.m.

    Students will participate in a 15-minute, interactive experience led by the Education Team before being seated. If your group arrives after 10:15, they will take you directly to your seats so you don’t miss a moment.

  • 10:30 a.m.

    The performance begins — enjoy the show!


Laugh, be moved and engage

From Scrooge to Shakespeare, we love introducing the next generation to the transformative power of live theater. Special thanks to Project Success and the Minneapolis high school students who shared their Guthrie experience with us.

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