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


By David Hare
Directed by Emily Mann

When is desire not enough?
Former lovers attempt to rekindle their passionate relationship, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.

Grades 9-12


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