Student Matinees

Join us for a Student Matinee

Each year over 3000 students from across the state attend student matinee performances at The Public Theatre.

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  • Performances:  All Student Matinees take place during the school day at 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
  • Tickets: Tickets for both students and adult chaperones are only $5. 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 and our generous sponsors will provide a ticket.
  • Study Guides: Free detailed Study Guides prepared by Prof. Martin Andrucki of Bates College assist teachers in preparing their class prior to the performance, and are available in advance of each production.
  • Post-show Discussions: These discussions offer your students the unique experience of interacting with the actors and director who have created the performance.
  • Transportation:  Having problems funding your transportation expenses?  When funds are available, the Maine Arts Commission’s Ticket To Ride program  can assist with transportation expenses for Maine schools wishing to visit Maine arts events.  You may also contact us directly with transportation funding questions.  We may be able to help.

We believe our shows will be a fabulous addition to your school year, and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre.

Reserve Now

To make a reservation, please call our business office: 207.782.2211

Read details about reserving your seats and payment policies.

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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

The Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation

Maine Arts Commission

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Young Audience Sponsors

Norway Savings Bank

Education & Outreach Supporters

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Berube’s Complete Auto Care

Carabassett Coffee

Education & Outreach Friends

Central Distributors

Evergreen Printing

F.X. Marcotte Furniture

Auburn-Lewiston YMCA

YWCA Central Maine

Marden’s Discount

The Italian Bakery

Hammond Lumber Co.

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Business: (207) 782-2211
Tickets: (207) 782-3200