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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, moderated by Artists-in-the-Schools Director Cree Rankin. 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

2017/18 Student Matinees

Five Guys Named Moe Five Guys Name Moe

A Musical by Clarke Peters, Directed by Ron OJ Parson
Featuring Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits

  • Wednesday, September 20 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, September 27 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, October 4 at 10:30am
The Belle of Amherst The Belle of Amherst

By William Luce, Directed by Sean Graney

  • Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, November 22 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30am
All My Sons All My Sons

By Arthur Miller, Directed by Charles Newell

  • Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, January 31 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, February at 7 at 10:30am
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

By Todd Kreidler, Based on the screenplay by William Rose
Directed by Marti Lyons

  • Wednesday, March 28 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 11 at 10:30am
The Originalist The Originalist

By John Strand, Directed by Molly Smith

  • Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, May 30 at 10:30am
  • Wednesday, June 6 at 10:30am

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.