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Student Matinees

See the show & get a free in-school workshop.

“I’ve been taking my kids to The Huntington’s student matinees for many years now and am happy to report that The Huntington does it right! They are serious about exposing young people to the theatre and providing an enriching experience for them. Plus, the Huntington does everything possible to make it affordable.”— Bill Deschenes, Pierce Middle School, Milton, Massachusetts

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Book your school groups today!

  • Student Tickets are $15 each
  • Chaperones attend for FREE!
  • Schools are required to provide one chaperone for every ten students attending.
  • Concerned about cost? Contact Meg O’Brien for information and resources on how to subsidize your field trip (including transportation!)

To make your reservation, or for more information, contact our education department at 617 273 1558 or email

Season Student Matinee Dates

Nov. 4, 2021

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Dec. 10, 2021

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Feb. 11, 2022

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Mar. 10, 2022

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May 6, 2022

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Don’t miss out — Student matinees fill up quickly!

“I decided to become a playwright after seeing August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. I was twelve. I sat in the balcony of The Huntington and saw, for the first time, a story that challenged and affirmed what I knew about how black people fit into the cultural landscape of America. My notions of how black characters fit into American literature melted into the gilt proscenium. The Huntington has always felt like home.”— Kirsten Greenidge, Huntington Playwriting Fellow and author of Luck of the Irish and Milk Like Sugar

Benefits Package

What’s included with your reservation:

  • All student matinees have access to our virtual Actors Forum at no additional cost to the school.
  • Teachers will receive invitations to attend Preview Nights for FREE.
  • Access to a copy of the script, as well as other related information available to teachers for FREE.
  • Online Curriculum Guide provided for use in your classroom for FREE.
  • A member of the Education Department will visit participating classrooms to provide pre-show visits for your students for FREE.
  • All students receive a DRAMATIC RETURNS CARD inviting them to return to The Huntington with a guest (18 or older) for FREE within one calendar year

How To Use Your Dramatic Returns Card:

Bring your card to the Ticketing Services window at either the Huntington Avenue Theatre (Avenue of the Arts / 264 Huntington Avenue) or Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (South End / 527 Tremont Street) 30 minutes before curtain. Your card is good for admission for one student and one adult (18 or older). Seating based on availability.