Student Matinees

Let our stage be your classroom!

Virginia Stage Company chooses productions that coordinate with school curricula. Students are provided significantly discounted tickets to attend student matinees in the historic Wells Theatre. SOL-based study guides are researched and created by the Education team and provided to each teacher prior to attending the show. We will gladly arrange an in-school discussion about the production for students and educators prior to your selected performance. Our award-winning directors, designers, and actors participate in a talk-back session with the students directly following each performance giving students an opportunity to interact with professional artisans & technicians. 


EARLY BOOKING RATES AVAILABLE! 

Season 40  

OUR TOWN
October 24 & 31, 2018 at 10:30AM

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play has stood the test of time and remains one of the top produced and cherished shows in the American canon. Through humor and exceptionally powerful storytelling, audiences are transported to the small town of Grover’s Corners to follow the journey of its residents as they grow up and experience the beauty and heartbreak of life. This new take on an American classic proves to highlight what makes this little town enduringly iconic and not so different from Hampton Roads.

Tickets: $16 Regular $12.50 Early, 1 free adult chaperone ticket per 10 students.
Early Booking ends September 10
Pre-attendance In-School VSC Artist Talk - $150, 60-90 mins

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 29, December 6, 13, 18, & 20, 2018 at 10:30AM
November 30, December 5, 7, 12, 14, & 19, 2018 at 10:00AM

Adapted by Patrick Mullins, it wouldn’t be the holidays without Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder fo this heartwarming story that follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption where he learns the power of kindness and compassion.

Tickets: $16 Regular $12.50 Early, 1 free adult chaperone ticket per 10 students.
Early Booking ends October 10
Pre-attendance In-School VSC Artist Talk - $150, 60-90 mins

TONI MORRISON'S THE BLUEST EYE
March 20 & 21, 2019 at 10:30AM

Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond from Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s first novel, this play explores race and class during the post-Great Depression era. Young Pecola Breedlove prays for Shirley Temples’ blue eyes, sure that love and acceptance will follow; but for a young black girl in Ohio in the 1940s, fitting in is easier wished for than done. This poetic narrative illuminates the destructive powers of racism, colorism, and how the dynamics of family and community can lift us up or tear us down. Produced in collaboration with Norfolk State Theatre Company.

Tickets: $16 Regular $12.50 Early, 1 free adult chaperone ticket per 10 students.
Early Booking ends January 28
Pre-attendance In-School VSC Artist Talk - $150, 60-90 mins

ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
May 29, 2019 at 10:30AM

With book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, this musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book tells the story of Matilda Wormwood, a young girl with a sharp wit and love for books. With her special brand of ingenuity, she dares to stand against the tyranny of adults who seek to crush her imagination. This multi-Tony award-winning musical provides the perfect opportunity for collaboration between Virginia Stage Company and The Governor’s School for the Arts to highlight our local students alongside some of the top professional actors from around the country.

Tickets: $16 Regular $12.50 Early, 1 free adult chaperone ticket per 10 students.
Early Booking ends April 17
Pre-attendance In-School VSC Artist Talk - $150, 60-90 mins

 

Contact us via email or by phone at 757.627.6988 x331.

Teachers: We also offer discounted dress rehearsal tickets. Contact us for details!