Student Matinees at McCarter

A class trip to a McCarter performance offers you and your students the opportunity to experience some of the finest theater in the nation.

Each production is followed by a post-show discussion with the artists involved and is augmented by teacher resource guides specifically designed to meet New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts and national Common Core standards. McCarter performances are an excellent and effective tool for enhancing many areas of study, including Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages. In-School Enhancement Programs are also available, at an additional cost, to enrich the performance experience.

Pricing: $15 student tickets, $20 adult tickets, $25 for all A Christmas Carol tickets.
McCarter encourages the attendance of one adult chaperone per 25 students.

Student Matinee FAQ
Theater Etiquette Guide (PDF)

 


 

McCarter is dedicated to making the arts accessible to students regardless of their economic circumstances. Thanks to the generous support of our funders, McCarter is able to provide a limited number of partial and fully-subsidized student matinee tickets to Title 1 Schools. In addition, if transportation is a barrier for your school’s attendance, please reach out and ask about our Bus Mini-Grant program. For more information about financial assistance for student matinees, please contact groups@mccarter.org.

Gloria: A Life

By Emily Mann
Original Direction by Diane Paulus
Restaged for McCarter by Emily Mann

Gloria Steinem first raised her voice five decades ago, championing equality for all. Today, her vision is more urgent than ever. The first act is Gloria’s story; the second is our own, as the audience joins in a talking circle to share personal experiences. This inspiring, and powerful event is more than a play – it’s a celebration of human connection.

SEPTEMBER 26 and OCTOBER 3, 2019
10:30am
Grades 6-12
BerlindTheatre

RSVP

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Written & Directed by David Catlin

An eerie evening of ghost stories crackles to life as Mary Shelley spins her tale of love, horror, power, and unholy experimentation. Chicago audiences and critics raved about this visceral, original retelling of Frankenstein.  Experience this shocking latest invention from Lookingglass Theatre Company—just in time for Halloween!

OCTOBER 24 & 30, 2019
10:30am
Grades 6-12
Matthews Theatre

RSVP

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Thompson
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

This annual holiday tradition will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

DECEMBER 11 & 17, 2019
11:00am
Grades 3-12
Matthews Theatre

RSVP

Goodnight Nobody

By Rachel Bonds
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli

In this deeply moving world premiere, a group of old friends looks to stay connected as their lives begin to change and their paths diverge as they make art, become adults, and deal with the complicated parts of new motherhood.

JANUARY 30, 2020
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Berlind Theatre

RSVP

Dance Theatre of Harlem

For 50 years, DTH has inspired the world with a revolutionary vision of a multi-ethnic ballet company, performing ground-breaking works with power and grace.

FEBRUARY 7, 2020
11:00am
Matthews Theatre

RSVP

Sleuth

By Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

A suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse, Anthony Shaffer’s Sleuth is a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie thriller filled with plotted murders, jealousy, and revenge.

MARCH 18, 2020
10:30am
Grades 8-12
Matthews Theatre

RSVP

The Refuge Plays

By Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Patricia McGregor

If you could go back in time, and visit multiple generations of your family, what questions would you ask?

Gail, Joy, Ha-Ha & Grandma Early share a home, speak their minds - and store their secrets - in this compassionate and funny mystical drama. Award winning playwright Nathan Alan Davis explores the need for connection and love when, despite a complex past, family and forgiveness can still prevail.

MAY 28, 2020
10:30am
Grades 8-12
Berlind Theatre

RSVP

Enrich your students’ experience of a Student Matinee performance and deepen the overall impact of your trip to the theater through a McCarter In-School Enhancement Program available at an additional cost. For more information, please email education@mccarter.org.