2024 - 25 Student Matinees

All tickets to Student Matinees are $7 each.

We offer special morning student matinee performances held at The Public Theatre featuring post-show talkbacks with the actors and director. Student rates are also available for our public performances. To help you make the most of your experience, free study guides are available prior to attending and pre or post-show workshops about the production are available upon request. Teach your students the habit of participating in the cultural life of their community and give them an experience that will expand their world in new and exciting ways.

Call 782-2211 to reserve space for your class.

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Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors | Oct 15, 16, 22, 23, 2024

Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors

by Gordon Greenberg & Steve Rose

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2024 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2024 at 9:30 AM

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2024 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2024 at 9:30 AM

You’ll scream with laughter at this hilarious Off-Broadway comedy that goes for the jocular! Packed with witty wordplay, pop culture references, and a nod to Mel Brooks and Rocky Horror, five actors sink their teeth into dozens of roles in this fast-paced, laugh-out-loud reimagining of this gothic classic perfect for audiences of all blood types. Get ready for fangtastic fun! 

Recommended Age: Grade 7 and Up
Rating: PG-13

A Christmas Carol

adapted by Christopher Schario

December 10-12, 2024

Tues, December 10 @ 9:30 am
Tues, December 10 @ 11:30 am

Wed, December 11 @ 9:30 am

Thur, December 12 @ 9:30 am
Thur, December 12 @ 11:30 am

A modern and traditional tale in one! Six actors and a fiddler perform the Dickens out of this beloved holiday classic—in a way you’ve never imagined and will never forget. This inventive version of A Christmas Carol will entertain and engross your students, while introducing them to the beautiful language of Charles Dickens.

Recommended for students in Grades 3 and up.
Every Brilliant Thing Stu Mats | Jan 28 - 29, 2025

Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2025 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, Jan 29, 2025 at 9:30 AM

You’re six years old. Dad tells you mom’s in the hospital because she “finds it hard to be happy”, so you start writing her a list of all the brilliant things in life worth living for. No. 1: “Ice cream”, No. 6: “Rollercoasters”, No. 517: “The even numbered Star Trek films”. The list grows longer as you grow older, helping you focus on the large and small miracles of life. Hilarious and heart-wrenching, this critically-acclaimed, life-affirming Off-Broadway hit, told with the help of the audience, is a unique theatrical experience you will never forget being a part of. 

Recommended Age: Grade 8 and Up
Rating: PG-13

Now and Then | May 6-7, 2025

Now and Then

by Sean Grennan

Tuesday, May 6, 2025 at 9:30 AM
Wednesday, May 7, 2025 at 9:30 AM

They say there are no “do-overs” in life, but if you could get one, would you take it?  A young bartender and his girlfriend receive an intriguing proposition from a mysterious last-minute customer who offers them $2,000 to sit and talk with him for an hour. What follows is a humorous and emotional time-warp full of unexpected life lessons, laughter and romance. Don’t miss this inventive and heartfelt romantic comedy about following your dreams and the consequences of our choices.

Recommended Age: Grades 8 and Up

Rating PG-13

Educational Sponsors

The Public Theatre takes pride in recognizing our educational sponsors. We seek to develop a partnership with local businesses working together for the enrichment of the Lewiston-Auburn area. The following businesses have joined us in this partnership. If you would like to see your company listed here, please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Educational Underwriters

Austin Associates, CPA

Helen and George Ladd
Charitable Corporation


Cross Insurance
Shubert Foundation
Onion Foundation
Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Educational Partners