Student Matinees at McCarter

A class trip to McCarter is an excellent and effective tool for enhancing many areas of study, including Language Arts, Social Studies, and World Languages.

McCarter student matinee performances are typically followed by a facilitated, 30-minute post-show discussion with members of the acting company. McCarter post-show discussions allow students to pose questions to actors and share collectively with their peers in making meaning of the performance and highlighting elements of personal resonance.

Student Matinee FAQ
Theater Etiquette Guide (PDF)




To reserve tickets, please complete and submit the McCarter Student Matinee Reservation Form. A Patron Services representative will contact you to discuss your reservation including:

  • The details of the contract
  • McCarter Theatre’s student matinee policies
  • The non-refundable deposit payment required to hold your reservation
  • Logistics on the day of your scheduled student matinee

For questions please email


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


McCarter is dedicated to making the arts accessible to students regardless of their economic circumstances. If transportation is a barrier for your school’s attendance, please contact us to inquire about financial assistance at

2023-24 School Year Student Matinee Season

12/12, 12/13, 12/14 and 12/19 at 10:30 AM


McCarter's annual holiday tradition returns with more magicmore music, and more merriment for all. Create magical memories with the ones you love as this festive spectacle ushers you into the spirit of the season with all the delight, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers.

Recommended for grades 6+

Please note: Concessions will be available for purchase at these performances.

All tickets $35
There is a one-time $15 processing fee


December 12th
December 13th

December 14th

December 19th


THURSDAYS, 3/14 and 3/21 at 10:30 AM


With dazzling costumes and powerhouse vocal performances, this smash hit sizzles with sparkling spirit and dance to electrify audiences.

Recommended for grades 9 - 12

Projected Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission

Ticket Prices: $18 students; $25 adults/chaperones
There is a one-time $15 processing fee

THURSDAY, 5/30 at 10:30 AM


In this comic, surreal and thought-provoking play, journalist Zipporah Zunder has landed the story of her life––investigating a controversial social phenomenon that could reframe the way we think about the right to choose.

Recommended for grades 9 - 12

Projected Run Time: TBA

Ticket Prices: $18 students; $25 adults/chaperones
There is a one-time $15 processing fee