Center Theatre Group partners with local educators to host students from the greater Los Angeles area for select performances through our Digital Stage, a platform to tell important stories in new and innovative ways. Our goal is to collaborate with classroom teachers to provide young people access to high-quality, professional theatre as a core part of their basic education and to help them make meaningful connections between art and their lives.
Student matinees include:
- A professional, full-length performance of a show On Demand
- Educational materials to help prepare students to comprehend the world of the play, explore their own creativity, and show them the power of stories
- A live Q&A webinar on the Friday morning of each performance week with dancers and creative team members
All middle schools, high schools and colleges (including charter schools, private schools, home school networks) and community organizations serving young people are eligible to apply. Schools in Los Angeles County in under-resourced communities will receive priority for enrollment.
2020/2021 Student Matinee Program Season
On Demand: November 9–13, 2020
Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, November 13 at 10am
On Demand: December 14–18, 2020
Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, December 18 at 10am
On Demand: February 15–19, 2021
Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, February 19 at 10am
Apply for access by January 29, 2021 at 11:59pm.
The Student Matinee Program is made possible in part by the Rosenthal Family Foundation.
The Student Matinee Program also receives generous support from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Betsy & Harold Applebaum, Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation, Cindy & Gary Frischling, The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation, Renee & Meyer Luskin, Deena & Edward Nahmias, Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation, Union Bank, The Walt Disney Company Foundation, and Paramount Pictures.
Each production is explored with teachers at a pre-performance conference, using informative Educator Resources and thought-provoking student Discovery Guides to introduce the world of the play. Visit show pages if you are looking for resources related to a specific past or upcoming production, or browse our archive by school year.Browse Archive
Find new ways to share theatre with students, inspire their work in and out of the classroom, and experience the many different kinds of performances and workshops we offer.