A Christmas Carol Student Matinee, 2016

Student Matinees

At The Rep, we are pleased to provide student matinee performances of select Mainstage productions.

More than 5,000 young people attend student matinees at The Rep each season. Immediately prior to the performance, students are invited to a free pre-show docent presentation, designed to introduce the content, themes and production elements of the show they are about to see.

In addition, a free interdisciplinary study guide is provided to teachers at least two weeks prior to performance dates. Study guides include information about the play, playwright and production, as well as background articles and discussion questions.

All Student Matinee tickets cost $10.

Contact us at (314) 968-7344 or [email protected] for more information or to make your reservation.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Performance at 10:30 am, pre-show presentation at 9:45 am

Grade recommendation: 8th grade and up

The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Play, The Curious Incident is an immersive adventure that puts audiences in the shoes of 15-year-old sleuth Christopher. He’s a brilliant young man, but struggles to process everyday information. Suspected of killing his neighbor’s dog, Christopher journeys into London to track down the true culprit. But can he withstand the sensory overload of the big city?



  • Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  • ​Thursday, October 26, 2017

Performance at 10:00 am, pre-show presentation at 9:15 am

Grade recommendation: 9th grade and up

Spurred on to vengeance by the ghost of his father, Prince Hamlet hovers in limbo between bloody retribution and madness. Potentially fatal indecision delays his every step. With its profound soliloquies, complexly shaded characters and brutal plotting, it’s Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Performance at 10:30 am, Pre-show presentation at 9:45 am

Grade recommendation: 7th grade and up

In this winning and witty sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, the bookish middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. Constantly overshadowed by her four sisters, Mary Bennet finds hope for a new life beyond her family from an unexpected holiday romance. Austen fans and first-timers alike will find much to love in this alluring comedic tale.


The Marvelous Wonderettes

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Performance at 10:30 am, Pre-show presentation at 9:45 am

Grade recommendation: 7th grade and up

The pop doesn’t stop in this smash hit musical! A high school prom in 1958 and a 10-year reunion in 1968 provide the backdrop for some of the biggest hits of both decades, performed by an irrepressible quartet of young women. Featuring a stacked playlist that includes “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” “Respect,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and "Lollipop," it’s a joyous snapshot of a musical era.


Born Yesterday

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Performance at 10:30 am, Pre-show presentation at 9:45 am

Grade recommendation: 8th grade and up

Junkyard tycoon Harry Brock swaggers into Washington, D.C. as the ultimate political outsider, determined to buy a senator or two. The monkey wrench in his schemes is Billie Dawn, his seemingly dim-witted ex-showgirl girlfriend. But when Brock hires a reporter to tutor Billie, she rapidly comes into her own as a force to be reckoned with. This sharp and snappy comedy hilariously skewers Beltway corruption.


You will be sent an agreement form upon placement of your reservation. Please review your reservation specifics and sign and return a copy of this form to confirm your reservation. Full payment is due three weeks prior to the performance date.


The Rep cannot accommodate motor coach and bus parking on site. Motor coaches and buses should arrive early to drop off students, at which time drivers will be given directions for parking and pick-up procedures.

When arriving at The Rep please unload students in the circle drive. Access the circle drive from Garden Ave. Buses should turn on to Garden Ave. from Big Bend. Make a right into the circle drive immediately before the light at Edgar Rd.


Seating locations are assigned in the order that full payments are received. If you have a student requiring wheelchair or special seating, please call in advance so that we may accommodate you.