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 Christine Murray at cmurray@mccarter.org.

The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton
Adapted for the stage by Douglas McGrath
Directed by Doug Hughes

Adapted from Edith Wharton’s novel by Douglas McGrath (EmmaNicholas Nickleby) and directed by Doug Hughes (JunkThe Father on Broadway), The Age of Innocence is both ravishingly romantic and heartbreakingly unsentimental.

September 27, 2018
10:30am
Grades 8-12
Berlind Theatre

RESERVE

Detroit '67

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Jade King Carroll

It’s the summer of 1967, and the songs of Motown are breaking records and breaking barriers. Chelle and her brother, Lank, are running an unlicensed after-hours joint out of their basement. Pent-up emotions erupt, and they must navigate the chaos both outside and within.

October 18, 2018
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Matthews Theatre

RESERVE

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Thompson
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community—including 35 members from the greater Princeton area—brings this story to life around you!

December 5, 6, 2018
December 11, 12 & 13, 2018
(limited availability)
11:00am
Grades 3-12
Matthews Theatre

RESERVE

"We Shall Overcome" A Celebration of MLK, Jr.

Featuring Damien Sneed & Band

An evening of repertoire from across the African American music traditions interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s speeches.

January 18, 2019
10:30am
Grades 6-12
Matthews Theatre

RESERVE

The Niceties

By Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Kimberly Senior

In this riveting two-person drama, a polite clash between black student and white professor explodes into an urgent and dangerous contemporary debate.

January 31, 2019
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Berlind Theatre

RESERVE

Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy

Directed by Kathleen Marshall

In this latest comedy from Ken Ludwig, a young Princeton Classics professor puts her career—and her love life—in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Tony Award® winner Kathleen Marshall directs.

March 21, 2019
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Matthews Theatre

RESERVE

Skylight

By David Hare
Directed by Emily Mann

Winner of London’s Olivier Award for Best Play and a Tony Award®-winning hit on Broadway, David Hare’s Skylight is, says the New York Post, a “luminously beautiful and wildly truthful” love story. “Theater-going doesn't get much better than this." McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann directs.

May 23, 2019
10:30am
Grades 9-12
Berlind Theatre

RESERVE

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.