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. 

STUDENT TICKETS: $15
YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE COMPLIMENTARY ADULT TICKET
FOR EVERY TEN STUDENT TICKETS RESERVED.
EARLY BOOKING RATES AVAILABLE! 

Season 39 - More Details Coming Soon! 

RING OF FIRE
The Music of Johnny Cash

SEPTEMBER 27 at 10AM
created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meadeorchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
Explore love, family, and heartache through the tumultuous biography of Johnny Cash. This energetic and exhilarating musical rocks more than two dozen of Cash's iconic hits. This production is most enjoyed by ages 10 and up. [Early Booking Ends August 15!]

THE PARCHMAN HOUR
Songs and Stories of the ‘61 Freedom Riders

NOVEMBER 1 & 8 at 10AM
by Mike Wiley
Journey through the Deep South with the pioneers who fought discrimination and paved the way for the future. Adapted from real life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides, this play shares these struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals. This stirring play contains racially charged language and scenes of violence and is recommended for patrons 13 and older. [Early Booking Ends September 29!]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

DECEMBER 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, & 19 at 10AM
DECEMBER 14 at 10:30AM
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Patrick Mullins
It wouldn’t be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder of 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. This play is recommended for all ages and, in our opinion, is better the more kids you bring. [Early Booking Ends October 31!]

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

JANUARY 24, 25, & 31 at 10AM
by Jane Austen, adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan

This stage adaptation of Jane Austen's most beloved novel will sweep you away with its witty, fast-paced exploration of expectations that has become the template for modern romance. Sparks fly when the charming, vibrant Elizabeth clashes with the aloof, enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Romantic repartee will be best appreciated by ages 10 and older. [Early Booking Ends December 15!]

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

FEBRUARY 28, MARCH 7 at 10AM
adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel by Steven Canny and John Nicholson

3 actors play more than 20 characters in this hilarious spoof of beastly proportions. A fast-paced comedic ride, filled with verbal and visual ingenuity, follows the dynamic pair of Watson & Holmes as they debunk a family ‘curse’. “A sublimely funny adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic", this production is appropriate for ages 8 and up. [Early Booking Ends January 15!]

DISGRACED

APRIL 11 at 10AM
by Ayad Akhtar
Aktar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play sits you at the table for delectable drama where secrets are exposed and prejudices unearthed. At a dinner party hosted by a Pakistani-American lapsed Muslim and his Caucasian wife and attended by his African-American law partner and her Jewish husband, tensions rise when the conversation turns to religion, the economy, and Islamophobia; what could go wrong? This production contains strong language, moments of violence, and powerful subject matter. It is recommended for audiences 16 and older. [Early Booking Ends March 1!]

Contact us via email or by phone at 757.627.6988 x331.

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