Bring your students to the theatre:

Group Reservation Forms Coming Soon!

The theatre offers student matinees to K-12 students throughout its 2017-18 Season. This year, there will be special hour-long performances of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah open to students throughout the Chicagoland area. Tickets are $10-$12. For more information on student matinees, call 312.341.2357 or email

Enhance your Student Matinee experience with one of Auditorium Theatre’s in-school residency or a teacher professional development programs. Several opportunities are available throughout the year; click here for more information.

K-12 groups are welcome! Everyone, including chaperones, must pay the
admission fee. A one-time $10 service fee is applied to each group.

What Educators Say About Our Series:

“Our students have benefited greatly from the Student Matinees at the Auditorium Theatre. The performances offer the unique opportunity for students to see some of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into a professional performance. They see dancers warming up onstage, fully produced dance excerpts and hear directly from choreographers, dancers and artistic directors about their artistic process. Our students always come away inspired and motivated by what they experienced.”
-Sarah Ford Thompson, Horton Technique + Department Admin. Assistant, Chicago High School for the Arts

“In addition to building their confidence, the Student Matinees fuel my students’ passion to learn and perform at their best.”
-Sarah Lynes-Campbell, Dance Teacher at Deerfield High School

“This is our 5th year coming to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and each year our students walk away mesmerized.”
-Yolanda McMillan, Altgeld Elementary School

“Student Matinees allow facilitators to create new and emerging approaches that help students think critically and act with integrity while reclaiming social responsibility, and humanity.”
-Melinda Wilson, Dance Director, Curie High School