The Student Matinee Program is temporarily suspended along with The Rep’s production operations.

Donate today to ensure that The Rep can continue to provide professional, affordable theatrical experiences to students across the state of Arkansas.

The Rep’s Student Matinee Program allows school children from across the state to see 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 study guide fulfilling Arkansas Curriculum Framework Standards, and talkbacks with the cast are available after each performance.

Please read the student matinee policies carefully before making reservations.


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


  • $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.


  • 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 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. 

Student Matinee groups will be invoiced upon reservation confirmation. Payment for the reserved seats is due four weeks before the show date. 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.

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

Seating is assigned at the discretion of Rep 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.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre is wheelchair accessible and can offer sign interpreted performances with prior notice. Please let us know your group’s specific needs in the online Reservation Request Form and we are happy to accommodate.

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.


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