Student Matinees

Bring learning to life 

From Scrooge to Shakespeare, we welcome thousands of students and educators to the Guthrie each season to experience a live theater performance. To help students build increased empathy and connection with the themes onstage, educators receive a show-specific play guide with educational resources before their visit. Each student matinee also includes a pre-show experience that gives deeper insight into the play’s context and the theatermaking process.

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

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2024–2025 Season student matinees

Student matinee workshops (by request)

Enhance your student matinee experience by adding a customized workshop to your visit led by the Guthrie Education Team.

Explore the options below, and email to submit a request.

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Things to know


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

Homeschool groups

Student matinee pricing 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.

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Media release

During student matinees, the Guthrie reserves the right to photograph or film audience members for use in printed or digital marketing materials. We recommend including this information in your communications to parents and guardiansfor awareness.

A timeline of your visit

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

    We recommend that student groups arrive 30 minutes early and review ourFirst 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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