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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 productions. In any given season, approximately 4,000 students attend with their school. Each performance is enhanced by pre-performance classroom guides and post-show discussions with members of the cast and artistic staff. Seeing performances of the classics gives life to texts and prompts students to consider stories in a new light.

Pricing: $12/student | Chaperones are free

To reserve seats for your students, please fill out the Groups Form or contact:
Matthew Sitz | Director of of Audience Services | (773) 702-6759 | Email

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2021/22 Student Matinees

Kelvin Roston, Jr. as Othello (photo by Joe Mazza) THE TRAGEDY OF OTHELLO, THE MOOR OF VENICE
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
DIRECTED BY CHARLES NEWELL & GABRIELLE RANDLE-BENT
October/November 2021
Student matinee dates to be announced.
photo of Chaon Cross by Michael Brosilow. THE LADY FROM THE SEA
BY HENRIK IBSEN
IN A NEW TRANSLATION BY RICHARD NELSON
DIRECTED BY SHANA COOPER
February/March 2022
Student matinee dates to be announced.
Two Trains Running TWO TRAINS RUNNING
BY AUGUST WILSON
DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON
May/June 2022
Student matinee dates to be announced.

WEEKEND/EVENING PERFORMANCES
Due to popular demand, our high school matinees often sell out. We offer discounted student group tickets for evening and weekend performances that may be as little as $3 more than the school matinee series price.  Call the Box Office at (773) 753-4472 or fill out the Groups form to receive more information.

Interested in spending the full day on the University of Chicago campus? Consider a multi-site field trip in partnership with one of the other professional arts organizations on campus. More information here or email us for more information.

Photos: Joe Mazza.