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With discounted tickets for students, school groups, and families, the Education Department uses The Rep’s MainStage Season as a resource for continuing education.

The Student Matinee Program allows more than 6,000 Arkansas students a year to attend productions for as little as $8 a seat and the First Look @ preview club offers the opportunity to be one of the very first audiences to see a main stage production at a discounted rate!

The Rep’s Student Matinee program allows more than 6,000 school children from across the state to see main stage performances each season for as little as $8 a seat. From Mary Poppins to Macbeth, the opportunity to experience live theatre enhances students’ literary knowledge, empathy for others, and critical thinking skills. Each show is accompanied by a complimentary, interactive study guide. Talkbacks with the cast and backstage tours are available upon request.

2016-2017 Student Matinee Performances

Monthy Python's Spamalot

Sept 8, Sept 15, 2016  |  10:30 a.m.

The Crucible

Nov 1, Nov 3, Nov 8, Nov 10, 2016  |  10:30 a.m.
WAITLIST ONLY
*Payment and head count due by Oct. 21, 2016

A Christmas Story

Dec 8, Dec 15, 2016  |  10:30 a.m. 
WAITLIST ONLY
*Payment and head count due by Nov. 17, 2016

Sister Act

Feb 2, Feb 9, 2017  |  10:30 a.m. 
Feb. 14, 2017  |  10:30 a.m. 
Feb 21, 2017  |  10:30 a.m. (ADDED PERFORMANCE)
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
*Payment and head count due by Feb 16, 2017

Godspell

June 15, 2017  |  10:30 a.m.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
*Payment and head count due by June 8, 2017

Please read the student matinee policies carefully before making reservations.

RESERVATIONS

  • Reservations are taken by email only. 
  • To make a reservation for your school, e-mail education@therep.org.
  • Contact Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • School Name
  • Billing Address
  • Number of Seats to Reserve (including students, teachers, chaperones and drivers)


Once reservation dates are filled, groups will be wait listed and notified of their wait listed status. If any seats become available, they will be offered to the groups on the wait list.

Student Matinee Policies

TICKETS

  • $8 per ticket for all non-musical productions
  • $10 per ticket for musical productions

Each school or organization receives one complimentary ticket for reservations over twenty. All additional adult chaperones accompanying the group will be admitted at the student price.

PARKING

  • Bus parking for the student matinees can be found along the street downtown and in the form of metered parking. 
  • There are no free parking lots in the immediate vicinity. 
  • Schools are encouraged to drop their students off in front of or alongside The Rep. 
  • Bus drivers can either to find a free parking or use the metered parking. 
  • Free parking for buses can be found under the I-30 on/off ramp on Sherman Street. 


INVOICING

  • Student Matinee groups will be invoiced upon reservation. Payment for the reserved seats will be due one month prior to the first matinee date of that show. Failure to make payment arrangements by the deadline could result in loss of reservation. Cancellations are only accepted four or more weeks in advance of the performance date. We regret that we cannot provide refunds.


ARRIVAL TIME

  • All matinees begin 10:30 am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time.


SEATING

  • Seating is assigned at the discretion of Management. With varying sizes of groups, schools are seated to allow the majority of them to sit together. For this reason, we cannot honor specific seating requests. 


CANCELLATIONS

  • Cancellations are only accepted four or more weeks in advance of the performance date. We regret that we cannot provide refunds. Schools can be added to the wait list of any sold-out production, but it does not guarantee a spot.


RESERVATIONS

  • Reservations are taken by email only. 
  • To make a reservation for your school, e-mail education@therep.org.

First Look @ offers an opportunity to be one of the very first audiences to see The Rep’s MainStage productions at a discounted rate! Connect with other theatre goers, enjoy the show, and, after the performance, refine your inner theatre critic in a post-show discussion led by Director of Education, Anna Kimmell, and the Education Team. This is available for adults, college students, and young artists with a passion for theatre.

Single Tickets: $20

To join First Look @, email education@therep.org.

First Look @ Performances

  • Monty Python's Spamalot - September 1, 2016  |  7 p.m.
  • The Crucible - October 27, 2016  |  7 p.m.
  • Sister Act – January 26, 2017  |  7 p.m.
  • Godspell – June 1, 2017  |  7 p.m.

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