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.
2017/2018 Pre-K & Elementary School Matinees 
• Steve Trash Ecology is Awesome 
         October 24, 2017, 10:00am and 12:00pm
• Go Dog Go! 
         November 2, 2017, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
• Disney's The Little Mermaid
          February 2, 2017, 10:0am
            February 9, 2017, 10:00am 
          Sorry, both shows are sold out.
• The 13th Story Treehouse 
          February 23, 2018, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
          Sorry, the 10am show is sold out.
• How I Became a Pirate 
          March 9, 2018, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
          Sorry, the 10am show is sold out.
• Wiley and the Hairy Man 
           April 4, 2018 10:00am only           
           April 5, 2018 10:00am and 12:00pm 
           April 6, 2018 10:00am 
           June 12, 2018 10:00am and 12:00pm (Summer Remount!) 
           Sorry, both the 10am and 12pm June 12 shows are sold out.
• Henry and Mudge
           April 13, 2018, 10:00am and 12:00pm 
           Sorry, both shows are sold out.
Download the 2017/2018 PACE Center Student Matinee Series flyer for your fellow teachers and principal!

2017/2018 Middle School & High School Matinees


• Disney's The Little Mermaid 
           February 2 and February 9, 2017, 10:00am
           Sorry, both shows are sold out.
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