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2017/18 Student Matinees

To select the date and time for a performance, pick the mode of payment that works best for you.

TEACHERS: To secure tickets for a large group of students, choose “REQUEST RESERVATION.”

HOMESCHOOL PARENTS & SMALL GROUPS: You may immediately purchase tickets by choosing “GET TICKETS.”

 
The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats
The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats
Sept 21 - Nov 17, Conservatory Theatre

Follow the adventures of young Peter as he explores the world around him in a play inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ acclaimed children’s books The Snowy Day, Goggles, A Letter to Amy and Whistle for Willie. The delightful moments of childhood are perfectly captured in this medley of simple, sweet stories that kick off the new Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances especially tailored to Pre-K through 3rd grade audiences. Bring your students to their first theatre experience and spark their interest in the arts.

Age Recommendation: Pre-school to 3rd grade
Tickets: $10; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 10 students
Showtimes: Mon, Tue, Wed, & Fri at 9:30am & 11:30am; Thurs at 9:30am & 1pm

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Macbeth
Macbeth
Select dates Sep 27 – Oct 25, Space Theatre

An ambitious and visceral re-imagining of Shakespeare's brutal tragedy kicks off the grand reopening of our theatre in-the-round.

Age Recommendation: 14 and up for scenes of violence
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime for all dates: 10:30am

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Breakin’ Convention 2017 International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre
Breakin’ Convention 2017
Nov 3, Buell Theatre

The world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcases the very best from around the world and around the corner.

Age Recommendation: 4 and up
Tickets: $16
Showtime: 11am

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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Select dates Nov 29 – Dec 14, Stage Theatre

The holidays wouldn't be the same without this Denver tradition.

Age Recommendation: 6 and up for period language and ghost scenes that may frighten younger guests. Also includes stage fog, haze and strobe lighting.
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime for all dates: 10:30am

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American Mariachi
American Mariachi
Feb 8, Stage Theatre

This heartwarming story about music's power to heal features live mariachi music.

Age Recommendation: 10 and up for mild profanity
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime: 10:30am

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The Great Leap
The Great Leap
Feb 28 & Mar 8, Ricketson Theatre

Personal pressures and history collide in one thrilling late-80s Beijing basketball game.

Age Recommendation: 14 and up for frequent use of profanity
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime for all dates: 10:30am

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This is Modern Art
This Is Modern Art
Apr 3 - 6 & 10 - 13, The Jones

Graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world.

Age Recommendation: 14 and up for mild profanity
Tickets: $10; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime: 10:30am

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200x200-aladdin
Disney’s Aladdin
Apr 12, Buell Theatre

Discover a whole new world in a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. 

Age Recommendation: 6 and up
Tickets: Starting at $25
Showtime: 2:00pm

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Native Gardens
Native Gardens
Apr 19, April 26 & May 2, Space Theatre

A hilarious and heartfelt story about the lines that divide us and those that connect us.

Age Recommendation: 14 and up
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime for all dates: 10:30am

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Tommy
The Who’s Tommy
May 2, May 4 & May 9, Stage Theatre

Tommy and his family give new voice to The Who’s classic stadium rock as they navigate the troubles and joys of being alive.

Age Recommendation: 14 and up for violence and sexual content
Tickets: $16; complimentary chaperone ticket for every 15 students
Showtime for all dates: 10:30am

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Everything you need to know for the show

Make sure you have the best matinee possible and follow our tips for paying, parking and more!

 

BEFORE THE SHOW

RESERVATIONS AND CONFIRMATIONS
Complete your registration form online to request tickets. You will receive a confirmation email within two weeks of your request and seats are not guaranteed until you receive it. If a performance is sold out, you may join a waitlist and we will notify you if seats become available.

PAYMENTS
Final payment is due at least 8 weeks prior to the performance or you may lose your reservation. Payments can be made by check, credit card or cash. You may adjust your student counts up to your balance due date. We reserve the right to cancel any reservation that is not paid full before the performance date.

Payments can be made by credit over the phone at 303.446.4829 or by mailing a check to:
DCPA
Attn: Group Sales
1101 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204

We do not accept Purchase Orders.

REFUNDS
Because we reserve seats for your group and do not sell them to others, we cannot issue refunds, including for changes in enrollment or for students who are absent. Refunds will only be issued if the DCPA cancels a performance.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships are available for Title I schools and other programs in need. More scholarship information can be requested on your reservation form.

STUDY GUIDES
Our supplements explore the history and background of the play and include classroom activities that align with Colorado Academic Standards. Study Guides are available one week prior to each show opening and available by request.

 

DAY OF THE SHOW

PARKING/ BUS DROP OFF
Depending on the show you’re attending, please direct your bus driver to the drop off locations below. Buses that need to park during the show may do so at the Pepsi Center and enter the parking lot at 9th and Auraria in the Camry South Lot.

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The Snowy Day…
Conservatory Theatre
1101 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204
Buses may drop off students at the entrance to the Conservatory Theatre located on Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th Streets. 

All Other Student Matinees
Denver Performing Arts Complex
1400 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204
Buses may drop off students next to Sculpture Park, along Champa Street between 13th and Speer Blvd.

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SCHEDULING
Performances start promptly at their scheduled times. Please try to be at the theatre at least 30 minutes prior to the performance, and we recommend scheduling approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes at the theatre.

SEATING
Check in with the Education Coordinator in the lobby of the show’s theatre when you arrive. Please have an accurate student and chaperone count. After your group has been given theatre guidelines, an usher will seat you together. Seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis and will occur in the order you arrive.

THEATRE GUIDELINES
• Turn off all cell phones, watch alarms and any electronic devices before entering the theatre.
• Food, gum, beverages and backpacks are not allowed in the theatre. We ask that these items be left at school or on the bus. We are NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
• Teachers and chaperones should watch students at all times. Damage to the theatre, lobby or exterior will be billed in full back to the school.
• During the performance, inappropriate talking, laser pointers and rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Persons asked to leave the theatre will not be refunded.

ACCESSIBILITY
All performances are wheelchair accessible and assisted listening devices are available. Please let us know in advance if your students will be requiring special seating, braille programs, personal captioning devices, or any other assistance to make your visit more enjoyable. Your school must provide interpreters for Deaf students, unless otherwise noted.

INCLEMENT WEATHER
If your school is closed due to inclement weather on the day of your performance, please notify groupsales@dcpa.org prior to the show time. We will make every effort to re-schedule your school for another comparable performance, but we will not be able to give you a refund.

ALTERNATE PERFORMANCES
If a date or time of our student matinees doesn’t work for you, use Promo Code COSTUDENT to get discounts on evening and weekend theatre shows. Subject to availability, other restrictions may apply.

 

AFTER THE SHOW

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS
For most student performances, we offer a talkback with the cast for approximately 15 minutes after the play ends. Although schools are not required to stay, we always encourage it.

EATING LUNCH
The Denver Center has limited space for school groups to gather and eat. In nice weather, we encourage schools to eat in Sculpture Park within the complex. If you plan on enjoying lunch after the show, please let us know in advance so we can best accommodate your group. 

TOURS
Get a glimpse at the in-house production for our Theatre Company and explore what goes on behind the scenes at the Denver Performing Arts Complex on one of our guided tours. Customized for your group’s schedule and interests, we’ll take you through performance spaces, costume, scenery, props and other design studios throughout the complex.

BOOK A TOUR

Please note: Due to performance-related activities, theatre access changes daily and access may not be available for all spaces.

DCPA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. We think of theatre as a spark of life — a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Join us today and we promise an experience you won't soon forget.