Take your class on a field trip and bring back creative, theatre-based learning that enriches your curriculum. We offer discounts, study guides and the chance to talk with the cast.
ENGAGE WITH THE STAGE
Weekday matinees for students
Students will enjoy live performances and post-show discussions with actors and our creative team. Plus teachers can use professionally-prepared study guides to connect the play to Colorado’s STEM curriculum. Tickets are $16 and scholarships are available.
Student Matinee requests will be accepted beginning September 8 at 10am.
Upcoming Theatre Company student matinees
All currently planned student matinee performances take place at 10:30am
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 in 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 study guides 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. See study guides from previous shows.
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. VIEW MAP >
Weeks Conservatory Theatre (Theatre for Young Audiences) 1101 13th St. Denver, CO 80204 Buses may drop off students at the entrance to the Weeks Conservatory Theatre located on Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th streets.
All other theatres 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.
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. Some performance runtimes are longer; your Education Coordinator will confirm runtime with your order.
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.
Turn off all cell phones, 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 Assistive 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 firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the show time. We will make every effort to reschedule your school for another comparable performance, but we will not be able to give you a refund.
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 Denver’s 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.
Our backstage tour program is temporarily unavailable while we ramp back into operations following the pandemic. Stay tuned for future tour opportunities.