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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. 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
November/December 2021
Streaming tickets available. Email Matthew Sitz for information.
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.