2014/2015 Matinee Series for Students and Families
The Mainstage Matinee Series is open to school groups, homeschoolers, community groups, and families. Click here to download the 14/15 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 to download the 14/15 Y.E.S. Fun Application.
Reservations for all performances in Diana Wortham Theatre's 2014/2015 Matinee Series for students, teachers and families will be accepted beginning August 4, 2014. Call (828) 257-4530 for individual and group sales, or groups may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Click here to read what teachers are saying about the Matinee Series.
The 2014/2015 Matinee Series for Students and Families
"THE ARTS BRING LIFE TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN FOR A STUDENT JUST ANOTHER 'ORDINARY DAY'..."
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."
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."
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!"
Artspace Charter School
"Wonderful, educational performance; this is the way kids need to learn!"
- Buncombe County High School teacher