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 schools (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

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, November 13 at 10am

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, December 18 at 10am

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, February 19 at 10am

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, March 19 at 10am

Black Feminist Video Game / Grades 9-12

Live Q&A Webinar: Friday, May 7 at 10am
See the Discovery Guide and Educator Resources