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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 | All performances are at 10:30am

To reserve seats for your students, please fill out the Groups Form or contact:
Box Office (773) 753-4472 | groups@courttheatre.org

2022/23 Student Matinees

Actors Celeste Williams and TayLar sit on a small couch in front of a window in a preproduction photo by Joe Mazza for Arsenic and Old Lace.ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
BY JOSEPH KESSELRING
ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION BY HOWARD LINDSAY AND RUSSEL CROUSE
DIRECTED BY RON OJ PARSON

Wednesday, September 14th
Wednesday, September 21st
Wednesday, September 28th
Image representing The Island: Two high walls with barbed wire and a rising sun.THE ISLAND
BY ATHOL FUGARD, JOHN KANI, AND WINSTON NTSHONA
DIRECTED BY GABRIELLE RANDLE-BENT

Wednesday, November 30thSOLD OUT
Thursday, December 1stSOLD OUT

Learning Guide
Image representing Fen: a cross-section of roots growing down into the dirt.FEN
BY CARYL CHURCHILL
DIRECTED BY VANESSA STALLING

Wednesday, February 22nd
Wednesday, March 1st
SHARI ADDISON singing joyfully in THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS (photo by Joe Mazza)THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS
ADAPTATION AND ORIGINAL LYRICS BY LEE BREUER
ADAPTED LYRICS BY LEE BREUER AND BOB TELSON
MUSIC BY BOB TELSON
PRODUCTION BY MARK J.P. HOOD AND CHARLES NEWELL

Wednesday, May 24th
Wednesday, May 31st
Wednesday, June 7th

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. Find more information here.

Photos: Joe Mazza.

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