Student Matinees

2018-19 dates announced below!

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. To enhance your educational experience, teachers are provided with copies of the script and classes can stay for a Post-Show Discussion with members of the cast. MRT provides PlayGuides for select productions.

New in 2018-19!

MRT is excited to offer a FREE Teacher Preview Night. Schools that book a matinee can request comp tickets to the first Wed. preview, so teachers can view the play beforehand to help you prep your in-classroom discussions. Dates are below.

2018-19 Student Matinee Dates

NATIVE GARDENS
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Sept. 12, 2018
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. Sept. 25, Wed. Oct. 3
Approximate run time: 90 minutes no intermission (subject to change)

MURDER FOR TWO
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Oct. 17, 2018
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. Oct. 30, Tue. Nov. 6
Approximate run time: 90 minutes no intermission (subject to change)

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Nov. 28, 2018
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Wed. Dec. 12, Tue. Dec. 18
Approximate run time: 2 hours 15 minutes with an intermission (subject to change)

SLOW FOOD
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Jan. 9, 2019
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. Jan. 22, Wed. Jan. 30
Approximate run time: 90 minutes no intermission (subject to change)

THE HEATH
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:   Wed. Feb. 13, 2019
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. Feb. 26, Wed. Mar. 6
Run time to be announced

THE HAUNTED LIFE
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Mar. 20, 2019
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. Apr. 2, Wed. Apr 10
Run time to be announced

CRY IT OUT
FREE Teacher Preview Night, 7:30 pm:  Wed. Apr. 24, 2019
Possible Student Matinees, 10:30 am:  Tue. May 7, Wed. May 15
Approximate run time: 90 minutes no intermission (subject to change)

How to book a Student Matinee:

It's simple! Bookings are first-come, so email your request asap to jeanne.williams@mrt.org. Include: the play, date, total number of students and chaperones, and your contact information. Once you sign the Agreement and provide a 50% deposit, your tickets are booked! The balance is due 2 weeks before the show. Student tickets are $9 and chaperones are free. We need a minimum of 100 students to book a date, but if you have fewer we can work with you to combine your trip with other schools. Partners in Education (PIE) grants for are available first-come; please mention this need in your booking request. To book, please contact:

Jeanne Williams, Audience Development Associate

jeanne.williams@mrt.org

978-654-7561

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.

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 local cultural councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.