Student Matinee Series

Court Theatre’s Student Matinee Series brings classic theatre to Chicago-area high school students through a series of deeply-discounted weekday performances of Court’s main stage productions. Each performance is enhanced by pre-performance study guides prepared by Court Theatre’s dramaturgs and teaching artists and post-show discussions with members of the cast and artistic staff moderated by AIS Director Cree Rankin. Seeing classics in performance gives life to texts and prompts students to consider stories in a new light, thus allowing them to experience more fully the works they study in the classroom.

Tickets are $12/student and chaperones attend for free!

Student Group Reservation Form


Native Son adapted by Nambi E. Kelley
Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, October 1 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, October 8 at 10:30 am
Wednesday, October 9 at 10:30 am

Iphigenia in Aulis adapted by Nick Rudall
Wednesday, November 19 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, December 3 at 10:30 am 

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Wednesday, January 1 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, February 2 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, February 11 at 10:30 am

The Good Book by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 am

The Secret Garden Music by Lucy Simon | Book by Marsha Norman
Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30 am 
Wednesday, June 17 at 10:30 am


Become a Student Matinee Series Subscriber by signing your school up for three or more plays during the season, and the ticket price drops to only $10 per student.


Due to popular demand, our high school matinees often sell out. We offer discounted student group tickets for evening and weekend performances that can be as little as $3 more than the school matinee series price. 

Preview Regular Run
Wednesday 7:30 $15 $15
Thursday 7:30 $15 $15
Friday 8:00 $15 $20
Saturday 3:00 $20 $20
Saturday 8:00 $20 $25
Sunday 2:30 $20 $25
Sunday 7:30 $15 $15


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