Professional Theatre For Maine

Thank you for expressing an interest in The Public Theatre’s Student Matinee Program.   We are happy to be able to provide this opportunity to the schools in the area in a very affordable and convenient manner.

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PERFORMANCES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY

Because we present special Student Matinees, you can take your students as a group, during the school day to see the show, rather than assign everyone to see it independently.  We offer at least one Student Matinee for each show.  The curtain time is subject to change, based on the total running length of the play, but are usually at 9:30 am for our Subscription Series shows and 9:30 am and 11:30 am for our Young Audience Shows.

$5.00 TICKETS FOR ALL ATTENDING

We are able to offer everyone who attends, including the adult chaperones, the incredible ticket price of only $5.00.  This is made possible through generosity of local Businesses and Corporations that have chosen to become sponsors at the Educational Level.   Remember, all students, teachers and parent chaperones need to purchase a ticket.  If you have students who are unable to participate due to financial constraints, please bring it to our attention.

STUDY GUIDES

We are able to provide you with Study Guides well in advance of each performance.  This gives you the background information on the playwright and an insight into the characters and themes addressed in the play without having to spend days researching it.  You then have the opportunity to discuss the play before the class sees it. All Study Guides are prepared by Professor Martin Andrucki, Professor of Theatre at Bates College.  You can download the Study Guide once it is made available. 

See all Study Guides.

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Following every Student Matinee is a Post-Show Discussion with the actors and the Director or Artistic Director.  This gives the Students a unique interactive learning experience they will never have with movies and television, actually discussing the performance with the people who created it.

REMINDERS

We send out a postcard at the beginning of the season with a list of all Student Matinees scheduled.  If you haven't received one, please contact us and make sure you are on our mailing list, and we will send one to you.

Email us your contact information and grade levels:
Sign up for Student Matinee Notices

SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAIL NOTICES

We send out emails for the Student Matinee Program on a regular basis.  These emails will remind you to call for reservations.  If you have not been receiving them, please make sure you have signed up with your current email address, and have "white listed" thepublictheatre.org for your email.

MAKING RESERVATIONS

We can take your reservations for a Student Matinee at any time. Call the Business Office at 782-2211. 

We will need to know:

  • The school name
  • Your name - or the name of the Educator bringing the group
  • A phone number where you can be reached
  • Which performance you would like to attend
  • Approximately how many students and chaperones will be attending. Please keep us informed of any changes in the number of seats you will need.

 PAYMENT POLICY

Do not hesitate to contact us regarding your payment schedule.  We know that schools have payment procedures that take some time.

  • After you make a reservation a 50% deposit will be due within two weeks from your reservation date. Your balance is due two weeks prior to the performance. If the reservation is made during the two-week period prior to the performance date, The Public Theatre may request immediate or next day payment. 

  • Payment may be in the form of cash, credit card, check or purchase order.

  • Please be accurate about your attendance numbers. Once the payment has been received, The Public Theatre will not refund the ticket amount of any reserved seats not used.  Additional seats may be purchased based on availability.

SNOW POLICY

The Public Theatre will only issue refunds when school has been cancelled due to bad weather. Download the PAYMENT AND SNOW CANCELLATION POLICIES for details.

Please download our Payment and Snow Cancellation Policies