A Christmas Carol Student Matinee, 2016

STUDENT MATINEES

At The Rep, we are pleased to provide student matinee performances of selected 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.

For any Mainstage show in which a student matinee performance is not offered, students may purchase tickets to any public performance with available seating for just $10. Group pricing is also available. Contact The Rep’s Box Office (314-968-4925) for more information.

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STUDY GUIDES

A free, interdisciplinary study guide is provided to educators prior to the performance. Study guides include information about the play, playwright and production, as well as background articles and discussion suggestions.


PRICING AND PAYMENT

The Rep now offers flexible pricing for student matinee performances. To receive a pricing estimate, please fill out the interest form below.

After filling out the form, you will be sent an invoice with information on how to complete your payment with the box office.



STUDENT MATINEE FAQ

WHAT TIME SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?

If you are attending the pre-show presentation, please plan to arrive one hour before the scheduled curtain time of the mainstage performance. There will be no pre-show seating for late arrivals.

If you are not attending the pre-show, please plan to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled curtain time of the mainstage performance. 

HOW DO I GET TO THE REP?

Printable Driving Directions to The Rep

Please share with the bus driver and others planning to drive to the performance.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK?

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. Please note that bus and motor coach parking is not within walking distance of The Rep, so if your bus driver is planning to see the show, you will need to make other arrangements.

Groups that are driving themselves or carpooling will need to park in the Garden Park Plaza Parking Garage located on Garden Avenue down the street from the theatre. You will be issued a parking pass two weeks before the performance, which should be placed on your dashboard after parking. 

WHERE DO I GO WHEN I ARRIVE?

All groups will need to check-in when they arrive, including those attending the pre-show. The check-in will be located in the lobby next to the circle drive doors off Edgar Road.

HOW WILL I GET MY TICKETS?

We do not issue tickets for student matinee performances. Your group will be assigned specific seats in the theatre based on your reservation. When you arrive, an usher will escort you to your assigned seats.

DO YOU SELL FOOD OR DRINKS?

Food and drinks are not sold during student matinee performances. No food, drinks (including water), or gum will be allowed inside the theatre. Travel cups and water bottles will be stored in the lobby during the performance to limit distractions inside the theatre.

CAN I SIT IN THE FRONT ROW?

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

WHEN AND HOW DO I GET THE STUDY GUIDE?

Study guides for each show are available to download from The Rep website approximately two weeks before the first student matinee performance of that show. A link will be sent to those with reservations when the guide is available. Study guides are student-focused and include background information on the play and the playwright, context information for the production, and ways in which the play relates to your students’ lives.

Check out our study guide page for the current season’s publications, updated throughout the season. 

WHAT IF I NEED TO MAKE CHANGES TO MY RESERVATION?

To make any changes to your reservation, please email education@repstl.org. Changes in group size or cancellations must be made three weeks before the performance date.

WHEN AND HOW DO I PAY FOR MY SEATS?

Once you have received your invoice, credit card payments can be made by calling The Rep’s Box Office (314-968-4925). Checks or money orders should be made payable to THE REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS. Cash payments are not accepted.

If you are mailing payments to the box office, please include your order number, which can be found on your invoice.

HOW LONG IS THE PERFORMANCE?

Performance times vary for each show, but a show will typically run about 2 hours and 30 minutes, and include a brief intermission. Run times are sent out as soon as possible for educators to plan accordingly.

HOW SHOULD I PLAN FOR LUNCH?

Due to Covid-19, dining is not permitted inside The Rep. Food may be consumed in the outdoor garden, weather permitting. Lunches will be stored in the theatre lobby during the performance. Shows will typically have a 15-minute intermission, which can be used for a quick snack break. Students will be directed back to their seats as quickly as possible following the intermission, so please plan food choices accordingly.