2015/2016 Matinee Series for Students and Families

The Matinee Series is open to school groups, homeschoolers, community groups, and families. Click here for the 15/16 Matinee Series order form.

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 15/16 Y.E.S. Fund Application.

Reservations for all performances in Diana Wortham Theatre's 2015/2016 Matinee Series for students, teachers and families are being accepted now. Call 828-257-4530 for individual and group sales, or groups may e-mail groupsales@dwtheatre.com if you have any questions.

NEW: Please note that all group reservations for the 2015/2016 Matinee Series will require a deposit.

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

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

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

2015/2016 Matinee Series for Students and Families

skippyjon.jpg  Warehouse Theatre presents Hamlet, Oct 28 & 28, 2015 at 9:30am & 12pm

Theatreworks USA's The Lightning Thief, Nov 12 & 13, 2015 at 10am & 12pm  MOMIX Botanica, Nov 18, 2015 at 10am

Koresh Dance Company: ev•o•lu•tion, Jan 22, 2016 at 10am  Aquila Theatre Company's Romeo and Juliet, Feb 8, 2016 at 10am

MUMMENSCHANZ: The Musicians of Silence, Feb 11, 2016 at 10am  YAMATO The Drummers of Japan, Feb 19, 2016 at 10am

The Cashore Marionettes, Simple Gifts, Mar 4, 2016 at 10am & 12pm  Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School, Apr 14 & 15, 2016 at 10am & 12pm

Theatreworks USA's Henry and Mudge, May 4 & 5, 2016 at 10am & 12pm


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

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

-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

"Wonderful, educational performance; this is the way kids need to learn!"
- Buncombe County High School teacher

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