Student Matinees

Now accepting 2022-2023 Season ticket requests

Requests for 2022-2023 Season student matinees (10:30 a.m.) are accepted via our online ticket request form. If you have questions, please email us at We look forward to welcoming you!

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.

Upcoming student matinee dates

General information 

Health and safety

Masks are encouraged but not required for student matinees. Proof of vaccination is not required to see a performance at the Guthrie, and theaters will be sold to full capacity without social distancing.

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Grant opportunities

To inquire about Guthrie grant opportunities, call Group Sales at 612.225.6244 or 1.877.225.6211 (toll-free) or email


We are dedicated to providing students with transformative theater experiences regardless of their ability to pay. Pricing is subject to availability and based on the school’s free/reduced school meals percentage and current student enrollment.

  • Regular-priced student matinee tickets: $16 ($19 for A Christmas Carol)
  • 30% to 49% free/reduced school meals: $10 tickets
  • 50% to 64% free/reduced school meals: Free for up to 10% of student enrollment; $5 for each additional ticket
  • 65% or higher free/reduced school meals: Free for up to 20% of student enrollment; $5 for each additional ticket

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.

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!

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