Professional Theatre For Maine

Last year almost 5,000 students from over 60 different area schools from New Hampshire to Bethel attended a student matinee performance at The Public Theatre at the affordable price of only $5 a ticket. Our Student Matinee Series enables us to reach students who otherwise would not have an opportunity to attend live theatre. The school systems in our region have cut most of their arts funding. It has fallen to local institutions to provide this programming for our children. For many of them this was the first play they had ever seen.

Here at The Public Theatre, we make it EASY for you to introduce your students to the thrilling experience of live professional theatre.

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  • Tickets at the affordable price of only $5.00 each. This is made possible by local businesses and foundations that sponsor this program. If you have students who are unable to participate due to financial constraints, please bring it to our attention.
  • Quality Equity productions featuring the best professional actors from New York, Los Angeles and New England.
  • Free detailed Study Guides prepared by Prof. Martin Andrucki of Bates College, to assist teachers in preparing their class prior to the performance, available in advance of each production.
  • Free post-show discussions, featuring the actors and the director offer your students the unique experience of interacting with the people who created the performance.

We believe our shows will be a fabulous addition to your school year, and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre. To make a reservation, please call our business office at:

(207) 782-2211

Educational Sponsors

The following businesses and granting organizations provide critical support which makes our $5 Student Matinee Ticket possible.  Please recognize them for their contribution to our community.

Educational Underwriters

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Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation

Education & Outreach Supporters

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