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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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2019/20 Student Matinees

August Wilson’s
King Hedley II
Directed by Ron OJ ParsonSeptember 25 at 10:30am
October 2 at 10:30am
October 9 at 10:30am
Oedipus Rex
By Sophocles
Translated by Nicholas Rudall
Directed by Charles Newell
November 20 at 10:30am Sold-Out
December 4 at 10:30am Sold-Out
The Mousetrap
By Agatha Christie
Directed by Sean Graney

January 29 at 10:30am
February 5 at 10:30am
February 12 at 10:30am
The Lady from the Sea
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Rolf Fjelde
Directed by Shana Cooper

March 25 at 10:30am
April 1 at 10:30am
April 8 at 10:30am
The Gospel at Colonus
Book and Lyrics by Lee Breuer
Music by Bob Telson
Directed by Charles Newell
Associate Direction by TaRon Patton

May 20 at 10:30am
May 27 at 10:30am
June 3 at 10:30am

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.