Join us for a Student Matinee
Each year over 3000 students from across the state attend student matinee performances at The Public Theatre.
- 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.
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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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.
The Helen & George Ladd Charitable Corporation
Young Audience Sponsors
Norway Savings Bank
Education & Outreach Supporters
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Berube’s Complete Auto Care
Education & Outreach Friends
F.X. Marcotte Furniture
YWCA Central Maine
The Italian Bakery
Hammond Lumber Co.