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.

Before booking a group, please first carefully read our Student Matinee Policies.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Now he is on an investigative adventure that will upturn the world of his family and community forever. Based on the award-winning novel, this visionary play is a breathtaking theatrical experience that puts you inside the brilliant mind of a boy who sees the world as most of us can only imagine.

Recommended for high school and college groups: Content Guidelines

Applicable Course Topics:  British Studies, English, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre, Drama, Technical Theatre, Acting, Directing, Lighting/Projection Design


Bye Bye Birdie

Thursday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m.

It’s 1958 in Sweet Apple, OH, and the telephones are ringing off the hook. Hip-swinging, rock-and-roll heartthrob Conrad Birdie is coming to town to plant One Last Kiss on his #1 fan, broadcast live on the Ed Sullivan Show. Good old fashioned, teenage rebellion never sounded this catchy.

Recommended for audiences 10 years and older: Content Guidelines

Applicable Course Topics: Music, Music History, Choir, Dance, Theatre, Drama, Technical Theatre, Acting, Directing, Fashion/Costume Design, American History (1950-1960), Vietnam War