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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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2018/19 Student Matinees

August Wilson’s
Radio Golf
Directed by Ron OJ Parson

  • Wednesday, September 12 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, September 19 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, September 26 at 10:30am

Classroom Guide

By Manual Cinema
Adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley
Concept by Drew Dir
Devised by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, & Julia Miller
Original Music by Kyle Vegter & Ben Kauffman

  • Wednesday, November 14 at 10:30am Sold-out
  • Wednesday, November 28 at 10:30am Sold-out
Photograph 51
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Vanessa Stalling

  • Wednesday, January 30 at 10:30am Canceled due to severe weather
  • Wednesday, February 6 at 10:30am Sold-out
  • Wednesday, February 13 at 10:30am Sold-out
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered When the Rainbow is Enuf
By Ntozake Shange
Directed by Seret Scott

  • Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30am Sold-out
  • Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30am Sold-out
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 10:30am Sold-out
The Adventures of Augie March
A play by David Auburn
Based on the novel by Saul Bellow
Directed by Charles Newell

  • Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 29 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.