2013/2014 Matinee Series for Students and Families



Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Matinee Series.

Group reservations for all performances in Diana Wortham Theatre's 2013/2014 Matinee Series for students, teachers and families will be accepted beginning August 6, 2013. Call (828) 257-4530 or e-mail groupsales@dwtheatre.com if you have any questions.

Click here for the 2013/2014 Matinee Series Reservation Form!

The Mainstage Matinee Series is open to school groups, homeschoolers, community groups, and families.

The Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund provides need-based scholarships to cover the cost of admission for students and schools.

Click here for the 2013/2014 Y.E.S. Fund Application Form.

To sign up for our School Show Series e-newsletter, click here.

Click here to read what teachers are saying about the Matinee Series.

Mark your calendars for these exciting and educational shows:

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Click here for "Backstage Pass" - a great video to share with younger students before the show.


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What teachers are saying about the Matinee Series for Students and Families:


"THE ARTS BRING LIFE TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FOR A STUDENT JUST ANOTHER 'ORDINARY DAY'..."
-JoAnn McLaughlin,
Smoky Mountain High School
 
"There is so much to learn in terms of culture and theater etiquette just by attending a live theater performance as opposed to film. I have had students say, 'This is just like a movie only you're really there!' They are often amazed by the skills of the actors, dancers, set, costume, and light designers. It makes them aware of the many arts involved in producing a play. If they like to build things or play with color, they suddenly see that there is a livelihood in the performing arts towards which they could aspire.  The quality of the performances is superb. That alone teaches them what 'quality' is. Every production we have attended has sparked excited and surprising discussion. I wish I could bring students to every show."
-Becky Stone,
Vertias Christian Academy
 
"Besides offering a wide range of low-cost, entertaining, and engaging live performances that are relevant to the curriculum, the DWT enables teachers to expose to professional theatrical productions students who might not normally have the opportunity to have this enriching arts experience."
-Bill Feste,
Owen Middle School
 
"As I return to the classroom every year, one of the first things on my 'to do' list is to check the DWT website and see what's offered for student groups for the year.  I make my reservations early.  The DWT provides a great service to educators!"
-John Hall,
Artspace Charter School


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