School Group Matinees


PACE Center offers educators the opportunity to integrate and enrich their curriculum with live performing arts productions making curriculum connections with science, physics, health, literature, language arts, history, social studies, social and family life-skills, cooperation and teamwork, self-expression and performing arts. Parker Arts strives to provide access for youth, schools and other cultural organizations to engage in performing arts education and enrichment. 

Student matinees are provided several times throughout the school year. Often, matinee performances include post-show “talk-backs” with actors, directors, writers, or technical crew that allow students to ask questions and further enrich their theater-going experience. Most student matinees include a study guide to assist in lesson plans. 

Student group tickets are only $7 and one complimentary chaperone ticket is available for every ten student tickets purchased (up to ten chaperone tickets per group).

Group reservations are available only through PACE Center Box Office. Complete a Group Reservation Form online here. Student Group orders will receive confirmation by way of email invoice from PACE Center Box Office that is due 30 days in advanced of the performance. For questions or seating availability, please call the Box Office at 303.805.6800. Homeschool groups of less than ten, must call the Box Office for individual seating only. Please do not submit a school group reservation form.

Please review the Student Matinee Guide before attending a performance at PACE Center.

2018/2019 Pre-K & Elementary School Matinees


October 22, 2018
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Call of the Wild
November 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

Disney Newsies The Broadway Musical 
February 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. (Sorry, this 10am show is sold out.)
February 8, 2019
10:00 a.m.

Underneath a Magical Moon
March 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall
April 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (Sorry, the 12pm show is sold out. Limited seating is available for the 10am show.)

Bill Blagg: The Science of Magic
April 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Seats still available!  

The Story Bakers: From The Page To The Stage  - Summer production for day-camps!
June 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

Download the 2018/2019 PACE Center Student Matinee Series flyer for your fellow teachers and principal!

2018/2019 Middle School & High School Matinees

A Street Car Named Desire
November 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
(Limited seating at The Schoolhouse Theater)

Disney Newsies The Broadway Musical
February 1, 2019
10:00 a.m. (Sorry, this 10am show is sold out. Please inquiry however for an added show.)

Outreach & Residencies 
Student and teacher workshops are occasionally available to support selected performances. National and local actors, writers, directors or technical staff bring knowledge and instruction inside classrooms supporting teachers in their efforts to enrich education with real-life experiences. Teachers, if you are interested in this level of engagement, we encourage you to ask what is available for your curriculum. Limited opportunities exist for students to work on-stage with professional actors and musicians.

Financial Assistance & Busing Scholarships 
Thanks to PACE Center Members and many local sponsors and donors, including the Greater Parker Foundation, Parker Arts is able to provide financial assistance to qualified schools for ticketing or busing assistance. To apply for a busing scholarship please submit a completed Scholarship Application Form with a letter from your school's principal stating your qualifications. Application must be received no later than thirty days in advance of your field trip to PACE Center. For qualifications and funding availability inquires, please contact Education Manager Kirstin Fletcher at 303.805.3364 or via email.