Berkeley Playhouse is thrilled to announce the return of its Student Matinee Series in our 2018-2019 season. We will be offering three performances exclusively for Bay Area students and chaperones at a discounted rate.
Student Matinees begin at 11am and are always on a Friday. There will be an optional talk-back with some of the performers immediately following the performance.
Student tickets are $10 each and one complimentary chaperone ticket is provided for every 10 student tickets purchased.
RESERVING YOUR SEATSYour seats will not be reserved until Berkeley Playhouse has received the full payment for your reservation. Full payment must be received at least two weeks prior to the performance date. Seating priority is given based on receipt of full payment. You will receive a confirmation/reminder email two weeks before the date of the student matinee.
DAY OF THE PERFORMANCEThe theatre will be open and ready to receive students one hour prior to show. Students are welcome to bring lunches with them to eat in our outdoor lobby, prior to or after the show, or during a brief intermission. There will be no food or drink allowed in the theatre and no concession items will be sold during the performance.
BUS SUBSIDIESThanks to generous support from our donors, Berkeley Playhouse grants money to schools in need to help cover part of their transportation costs associated with attending a student matinee.
Please note that due to the high demand for bus subsidies, we regret that we may not be able to fulfill all requests. If your school is awarded a bus subsidy, it will be paid in the form of a reimbursement check following your student matinee.
18/19 Student Matinees
The Wizard of Oz | Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 11am
One of the most treasured stories of the 20th century, filled with the songs that made it an instant classic, this musical journey of finding home—and yourself—is this holiday season’s must-see family event.
West Side Story | Friday, March 8th, 2019 at 11am
When the two meet, their worlds stop—and cultural divides and societal expectations give way to star-crossed love. Featuring one of the most exciting scores ever written for the stage, and a story that tackles topics of prejudice, street violence, and the need for compassion between communities, this Berkeley Playhouse premiere will rumble in your heart long after the final note is sung.
Pippin | Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 11am
He heads into war as a soldier, explores relationships without love, tries his hand at artistry—he even becomes the king of the land! And yet happiness eludes Pippin. As narrated by a troupe of magical performers, this exuberant journey of existential fulfillment is one of Broadway’s enduring classics—and a true musical masterpiece from one of our most celebrated composers.