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. 


Season 41 | 2019/2020

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

Guys & Dolls

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 10:30am
1950’s New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city’s most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of  “Save-A-Soul” missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan’s fiancé of 14-years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you’ve gotta play the right cards if you want to win big. Early booking ends August 27, 2019

Detroit '67

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10am Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. In the age of tumultuous race relations, how will this family keep it together as their community falls apart? Early booking ends September 18, 2019

A Christmas Carol

December 3-6, 10-13, 17-19, 2019 @ 10:30am Virginia Stage’s most popular production continues its tradition at the Wells Theatre. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through time with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as he learns about redemption, kindness, and compassion. Filled with music and mirth, this timeless play is recommended for all ages and is fun for the whole family to enjoy. Early booking ends October 1, 2019 

Sense & Sensibility

February 5 & 6, 2020 @ 10:30am Jane Austen’s words comes to life again in the comedic follow up to the best-selling play in Virginia Stage history, Pride and Prejudice. After their father's sudden death leaves them destitute, the Dashwood sisters must navigate the gossipy world of late 19th century England. Full of humor and bold theatricality, this energetic take on the classic follows the sisters’ journey as they learn the importance of both sense and sensibility in a world where love and money aren’t mutually exclusive. Early booking ends December 11, 2019 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

April 22 & 23, 2020 @ 10:30am The playwright of Pulitzer Prize-winning A Streetcar Named Desire paints a portrait of a steamy Mississippi south. At Big Daddy’s birthday, family ties and undercover lies come to surface as Maggie the Cat, infiltrates her husband Brick’s homeplace. The two dance around the sultry secrets seeping through the cracks of their marriage. Between love, death, lies, and sexual tensions, will the truth ever be revealed? Early booking ends March 4, 2020 

The Hobbit

May 27 & 28, 2020 @ 10:30am Travel to the fantasy world of Middle Earth, live on stage, as reluctant hero Bilbo Baggins takes the audience on an epic magical adventure ensuring fun for the whole family. When Bilbo is asked to leave his home to search for treasure, he encounters many obstacles along the way, including the legendary dragon, Smaug. J.R.R. Tolkien's classic is adapted with vigor and charm. This Theatre for Families production is produced in collaboration with The Governor’s School for the Arts. Early booking ends April 1, 2020

Contact us via email or by phone at 757.627.6988 x331.

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