MRT Student Matinees provide many students with their first exposure to professional theatre. It gives them the opportunity to experience literature in a different way, often resulting in a deeper connection to the story and characters. Attending MRT meets many MCAS and NHCF requirements.
Student Matinees start at 10:30 a.m., allowing plenty of time for the students to be bused to MRT and back to school again by the end of the day. Student Matinee tickets are $9 each. Teachers are provided with copies of the script, and for select productions PlayGuides, which contain background material so that the play may be easily integrated into the classroom curriculum. Following each performance there is a Post-Show Discussion with members of the cast.
For a schedule of matinees, or to request booking information, please contact:
Jeannie Williams, Audience Development Associate
Partners in Education (PIE)
Each year, Merrimack Repertory Theatre receives generous funding to provide student tickets to schools facing economic hardships. Through the PIE program, students attend a matinee at low or no cost. The program may even cover the cost of transportation.
For more information about the Partners in Education program or for a grant application for your school, please contact the Sales Associate at 978-654-7561.
Funding provided in part by
Aubert J. Fay Charitable Fund
Trustees of the Ayer Home
Ted & Connie Lapre Fund
Lowell Polish Cultural Council
Linda Trudel Endowment Fund
Ronald M. Ansin Foundation
Nathaniel & Elizabeth P. Stevens Foundation
Top of the Hill Fund
This program is also supported in parts by grants from the Lowell, Lawrence, Burlington, Chelmsford, and Dracut Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.